Sugar Highs Are Lows

Recently I’ve been struggling in a number of ways, and although I am trying very hard to find ways to show myself more care. I have always felt there is beauty in the broken, and that honesty is important, so this is the latest on my journey of mental health and motherhood to share with…

Mustard Yellow Photography: Smiles Behind The Camera

The first thing I need to make clear is: Never work with children or animals! Now, that said, if you manage to find awesome photographers who somehow know how to do both, really well, and stay smiley, grab them, keep them on speed dial, book events early, and thank God for their existence! That is…

Jesse Duley: He Is The Music Man!

Jesse Duley’s music was part of my birthing plan for my first child, and despite the birth not going quite to plan, his album Woodenboy (which incidentally you can buy on a pay-as-you-feel basis!) continues to be our go to chill-out-and-get-the-girls-to-sleep choice. Other standout memories include walking up a spiral staircase into Kingdom Vineyard where…

Uncovered by Fashion: Expression Rather Than Oppression

I feel I need to automatically explain the title of this post. I wanted to think about fashion and fabric from around the world without picking up the covering up function that clothes have mainly been required for. If we take away the obvious weather-related concerns, clothes relate mainly to covering up certain areas, those…

Career vs. Motherhood: Politics of Guilt

Women as a whole are very good at judging other women and using guilt to tell each-other that we’re not doing woman-hood properly. I’ve seen it massively in feminism and wedding prep, and it is often in the church too, and it’s sad that it is likely this that is starting to give the basic…

Adopt A Dragon: Illustrations Become Pets

Sometimes something little in your mind will become something you end up spending a lot of time on. My dragons are like that. They grew in my mind from illustrations, little tadpole-like lizards hanging out at home, curled up in front of the fire, playing with teapots, and they were pretty cute.

Are We Getting Old? Couple In The Cotswolds

You know every now and again you’ll have those moments when you realise just how much time has passed since certain points in your life? For example, reaching the end of high school, or graduating, or when you first have to pay an electric bill by yourself. These moments seem to be the moments when…

The Critic: Best of the Boy Films

Ok, I’m going to immediately apologise for the term “Boy Films” but it’s what Bear and I call movies that are basically men with guns, actions, explosions and blah trying to fit in a storyline that for some reason boys tend to enjoy. It’s also not strictly true with the three options I’m going to…

Primitive Art: Looking to Cave Painting to Gain Clarity

So I decided to work on my image of Eve by really pushing out of my comfort zone and trying to imagine the pre-Fall Eve in the simple forms mentioned in my last post. There was a clarity and simple lessons were shown most clearly in the earliest artists, where the Jewish artists avoided too…

Simplicity and Clarity: A Look At Past Interpretations

I realised pretty quickly after my last two posts that I could very easily get overwhelmed by the areas to look at, and decided to slow myself down and do a little bit more research into previous artistic interpretations of Adam & Eve, and the motives behind each. Pretty quickly I discovered the answer to…