Battling Boob Anxiety

When I *finally* weened my eldest I remember the strange voices that came into my head to attack the change. It wasn’t as if she was young, we’d got to 21 months, and when your daughter starts using you as an excuse to avoid bed for a bit longer it’s probably time to stop. Even…

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.

10 Weird Things About Being A Parent

Be warned: your life changes in all sorts of ways when you have a child, but before you get too scared I thought I’d share some funny and strange things about being a parent that I’ve noticed over the last month.

Changes, Big Ones

Over the last couple of weeks a number of big changes have been decided upon. We have thought and prayed and thought some more and decided eventually on three big changes in our lives. 1. Moving . We will be moving closer to Bear’s work which will cut down massively on his commute (by about an…

My Longest Writing Project Yet

It’s been a year since I started writing and a lot has happened. I have (in no particular order) stopped taking medication for depression, taken part in an exhibition, finished one job and started another, made money from my artwork (at least a little), designed websites, celebrated Bear’s graduation and starting a new job, had…

Slowly Moving into My Studio!

Until recently my progress in the art world had been severely slow, limited, and just not that good. Despite challenges (which didn’t last), and resources (of which there are many), and a beautiful walk to work every day to inspire me… well… nothing was happening. This was getting me down pretty badly to the point…

The Busy Month Ahead

So the summer nights are coming in and with May it brings the changes in so many people’s lives. For my husband it is almost the end of his degree and so there are deadlines and work to complete. For myself it is the end of one contract and the slight overlap with a new…