Jon Greenaway: TheLitCritGuy

Strangely the first time I met Jon must have been through Bear, although I knew of him through friends, friends of friends, and church. Stranger still was despite sharing these circles at least in part for at least a few years, it was only really when I was moving hundreds of miles away, and most contact…

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…

300th Post: What Writing Means To Me

No-one is more surprised than myself that I have written 300 posts (this one included) since the conception just over two years ago. I had tried a tumblr account, pretty sure I have an online journal out there somewhere, and have attempted a dozen diaries over my lifetime and yet, nothing stuck. How is it…

Two Years of Writing

I have been writing on this blog for two years. That is astounding to me because when I signed up I really hesitated in publishing anything publicly just incase it was a waste of time and I dropped it too fast. I can’t say those two years have been easy, or that I have written as…

First Post Urban Times: Is It Sexist? Are You Sure?

So for my first article for Urban Times I decided to talk about a thought I had the other day whilst watching my twitter feed. Let me know what you think, I would love your feedback!Is It Sexist? Are You Sure?

Life Goals; A Revelation

I have thought a lot recently about what is important to me and attempted to figure out what I really want to achieve in my life. I have hopefully taken a small step towards one by jumping into Ceilidh & Cwtch – my attempt at making my art a source of income. This is scary…

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…

My Dark Days: Before

A really exciting opportunity has arisen in the form of an art exhibition called Piece of Mind. It is being set up by a group in St Andrews trying to raise awareness about mental wellbeing and health. It is to encourage self-expression and I felt that the piece I wanted to submit, might also raise…