Side By Side Refugees: Christmas Came Early

I have been meaning to write something for a really long time, or maybe it just feels like a really long time… I don’t know. What I do know is that I am physically and mentally exhausted whilst being simultaneously elated to the point of bouncing! One of my new roles has been Project Manager…

Adventures into Upcycling

Last week I was offered two cabinets, one long and one more like a bedside table, from family. Although I didn’t think our little wee house had the room for them I did think I could perhaps do something interesting with them. They were solid pieces of furniture and apparently worth a decent amount if…

Patreon & Patronage

Patronage is a strange thing in our modern world, but it’s a remarkably beautiful thing. It allows those with an idea or skill to work on it despite the not-immediate profit available or funds available. Once upon a time the wealthy may have simple flung coins out of their properties for their dependants to scrape…

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…

Creativity Cures Climate Change

Over the last year or so I’ve discovered a secret: if you want to make a cake look amazing, semi-professional, and like you put a ton of effort in you basically need to just lather it with icing and other stuff. It doesn’t matter if the cake is a bit wonky, out of a packet,…

Book Flood

Book Flood takes its name after the Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð (The book flood of Christmas). In Iceland books are given as gifts on Christmas Eve and then everyone spends the night reading. Doesn’t all that giving and reading just sound beautiful? Imagine if you could get just a little piece of that generosity and…

30 Days: A Self Portrait

This is the final day of my self-targeted 30 Day Self Portrait challenge. Outside of simply gaining some intensive portrait practice I think I have learnt quite a lot. I thought I’d share a few of those lessons as well as a few of my plans for the next few months.

Foxy Upcycling by Natalie Huntsman

As you already know I am a big fan of finding local, new, and generally underappreciated artists and showing off their work. I feel that if an individual artist starting out has any hope of beating the big corporate machine that wants them to create multiple versions of the same flowers to be printed on…