create slow

I absolutely believe in the power of slowing yourself down, through most any way possible. For me, one of the best, most beautiful and also practical ways is by creating and making. I use craft to meditate. And I know I’m not the only one. What I mean by this is, that when I dedicate … [Read more…]

Why fit in – Stand out.

Why fit in, When you can stand out! I grew up with a mother who stood out in every possible way; sometimes embarrassingly so, mostly inspiringly so. She actively encouraged us – with her daily self, her words, her very essence – to be different. To be ourselves, wholehearted. To stand out from the crowd, … [Read more…]

my dad’s chana masala {a recipe}

My dad is one of the best cook’s I know. ……maybe the best..?? Anyway, he’s a pretty excellent cook. We grew up eating his good healthy real made-with intention, thought, care, love meals. My mum was a great cook too. I think childhood memories of food and cooking and being in the kitchen with your … [Read more…]

watching the light

The change of season has shifted in, it was ever so slight, barely perceptible at first. But I see it now, feel it. Autumn is here and I know that Winter won’t be too far away – while Summer takes her time to go, leaving us with extra hot days, more than we want; Winter … [Read more…]

the art of art

Here’s some truths…. I grew up in a very very extremely creative home. I was supported in my artistic, creative wishes… My parents helped, pretty hands-on, with my massive end of high school art piece. Actually, they probably helped with a whole lot of most of the things we made at home. Not always hands … [Read more…]