that time again! (1 of 2)

Looking back at things I made in 12 months makes the year stretch back further. January feels like a lifetime ago now... My 2016 in art journalling has looked like this January February March April May June The tail of the year, the time to look back & look forward, funny cos in so many ways … Continue reading that time again! (1 of 2)


My word for 2016 is Flow. I made a pinterest board for my word when I started doing this last year, but this time I'm amping up the imagery by having these pins printed out and in one of my journals. This way it's something I see most days, and I guess is more Vision-Board-y like this. There's … Continue reading Flow

A Year in Mixed Media ~ part one

Throughout 2015 I completed a mixed media art journal, one page each week. Some weeks were easier, some were colourful, some were hard to start and some were hard to finish. Both in terms of the art, and in terms of the weeks out of which the pages emerged. It's all metaphors, right?  This year I'm … Continue reading A Year in Mixed Media ~ part one

3 weeks: 5 realisations

3 weeks into this year, I'm learning to adapt to this new structure that's unfolding. I live by metaphors, they are the framework of all my understanding. The skeleton on which I hang my beliefs and theories. Since January 1st 2016 I've filled one of these 1" squares each day. They are in a book with enough … Continue reading 3 weeks: 5 realisations

wobbling, blurry…

It's all metaphors, right? As I look at what I do I try to pick out clues as to what I mean and feel and understand. Already in week two of this selflove365 day project (and LOVING it, btw). The pictures are fuzzy. They mirror the way I'm fumbling my way into the new year and this new project. I'm … Continue reading wobbling, blurry…

new traditions: on letting go

Happy Solstice In cultivating something new from something old, today I set some time aside to look back and to look forward. I'm most especially grateful to Susannah Conway for her Unraveling the Year which has inspired this practice. I first found her online workshop to find a word for the year one year ago (my word … Continue reading new traditions: on letting go

jumping across

I'm not rushing or hustling the old year out, I'm not one to wish my days away, but I am dipping newest thoughts into next month already. Next month - Next year - Next incarnation of being me in this life.  While I'm indifferent to the big new years fuss that happens around midnight on 31 December, I … Continue reading jumping across

2016 Adventures…

What adventures do you have lined up for the upcoming year? Are you a planner, or a wait'n'see-er? I'm a bit of both. I like to have some looking-forward-to-things lined up, pre-booked, so that creeping apathy or the inner critic can't persuade me to wriggle out. But if I start organising my time too much I … Continue reading 2016 Adventures…