Taking Stock – March 2023

March 29, 2023

It’s time for my first Taking Stock post for 2023!  I can’t believe it’s already been over 3 months since my last Taking Stock post in December 2022. In that one I used the A-Z word prompts dreamt up by Denyse Whelan. This time I’ll revert back to the original word prompts by the creator of Taking Stock – Pip of Meet Me at Mikes. WARNING: I’ve been feeling quite overwhelmed and stressed lately, so this post will probably reflect…

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Empaths and Creativity

Empaths and Creativity It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post for Empath Corner. That’s because life has been super busy for me, and I’ve been putting a lot of my spare time and attention to my art and that is what…

March 22, 2023
Draw Your Day

ART CHAT #13-Draw Your Day-15 Feb to 14 March ’23

Draw Your Day and how I’m feeling about it ‘Draw Your Day’ has kicked off a new obsession. I’ve been obsessed with watching art videos on YouTube lately and I’m loving it! I’m learning so much. I’m finding artists who do the kind of…

March 15, 2023
Calm scene

The Vagus Nerve

GEM OF ZEN #40 It came to me one day that the purpose of all posts so far as part of this Gems of Zen series was to assist in activating a particular nerve in our bodies (the Vagus Nerve). This nerve helps to…

March 8, 2023
Draw Your Day

ART CHAT #12: Draw Your Day-22 Jan to 11 Feb ’23

I mentioned my new little project ‘Draw Your Day’ in last week’s blog post, and in that post I said I’d share the sketches I’d done so far in the next Art Chat post, and here we are today with the next Art Chat…

February 15, 2023

ART CHAT #11 – Draw Your Day

DRAW YOUR DAY Just a quick post today to let you know about a new little project I’ve taken on board. I came across the concept of ‘Draw Your Day’ from Instagram. I follow a lot of artists, especially those that dabble and excel…

February 8, 2023
Wanaka Tree

New Zealand – the itinerary so far!

NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL PLANS Since my last post suggesting we may be going to New Zealand, things have progressed! We are no longer going to try and see both the north and south islands within 3 weeks. We will only be visiting the South…

February 1, 2023
Word of the year

My Word of the Year for 2023

MY WORD OF THE YEAR FOR 2023 I haven’t believed in new year’s resolutions in a long time. They set you up for failure I believe and I don’t want to do that to myself. As long time readers would know, I am already…

January 27, 2023
Natalie of Studio Yellow

ART CHAT #10 – Natalie Lynch of Studio Yellow

Today I’m happy to introduce you all to my ‘art teacher’ and friend Natalie Lynch. I started attending Art Mentoring classes with Natalie at her ‘Studio Yellow’ in April 2021. I’ve done seven of the eight of her Art Mentoring modules and will be…

January 25, 2023

Hello 2023

HELLO 2023 Hello 2023. I am cautiously optimistic about what you have in store for us. I know it won’t be without more challenges, because that is how life goes, but I hope that there is lots more good stuff within you than there…

January 18, 2023
Taking Stock - December 2022

Taking Stock – December 2022

It’s time for my last quarterly Taking Stock post for 2022. Here’s where you can catch up on any previous Taking Stock posts if you’re interested. For the very first time I’ve decided to use the A-Z prompts for Taking Stock which is Denyse’s…

December 14, 2022

ART CHAT #9 – Maud Lewis

MAUD LEWIS I recently watched a movie on SBS on Demand called ‘Maudie’. It was recommended by one of the members of my art social club. It’s about Maud Lewis.  Maud was born in 1901 on the Yarmouth and Acadian Shore of Nova Scotia,…

December 7, 2022