Holding your Golden Threads

Holding your Golden Threads

I began creating my ‘Holding your Golden Threads’ piece in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic. Life as we know it changed and I, like many, had to find and hold on to my resources to weather the storm. As I took the incredibly delicate golden embroidery...
Sing Your Own Song

Sing Your Own Song

Sing your own Song I was delighted to be asked to exhibit at the MAKE Symposium 2020 in Cork, Ireland. It was a collaborative project between Crawford College of Art and Design and the Theatre Department of UCC, with a handful of makers (me included) and a handful of...
Accepting the Unwanted

Accepting the Unwanted

Accepting the Unwanted I started this piece when I was on the move and wasn’t even sure why. I had been travelling a bit over a few weeks and was feeling a little ungrounded. Part of me, maybe due to it being late Autumn, wanted to hibernate and move inwards....
Being True to Yourself

Being True to Yourself

Being True to Yourself How can I be true to myself and maintain my sense of self and still be in a relationship with the other. And when I say the ‘other’, I mean parent, older children, wider family, friends or partner! This is my dilemma. If I am...
Finding Stillness through the Trees

Finding Stillness through the Trees

Finding Stillness through the Trees This piece of art, entitled ‘Finding Stillness through the Trees’, reflects my own search for stillness and calm in my day to day life. One of my ways is walking in the woodlands and amongst the trees. As I make, I...
Loss: A journey through Grief

Loss: A journey through Grief

A Journey Through Grief Over the month of August, I embarked on what I thought was a simple task. Having found a bag of old embroidery threads in my fathers family home, I decided to weave a piece that incorporates these threads and allow me to discover where I was in...
Salmon and Vegetable One Pot Wonder

Salmon and Vegetable One Pot Wonder

Salmon and Vegetable One Pot Wonder is a great dish that takes about 20 mins. Perfect if you come home from work or school and you want to eat quick without loads of washing up! PrintSalmon and Vegetable One Pot Wonder Ingredients1 onion - finely chopped 1 clove of...
Trust Yourself

Trust Yourself

Learning to trust your decision making abilities. It’s a 5 letter word. And in many ways, it’s just any other word. And like any other word, it can be simply spoken, with little or no meaning or it can be spoken with heart felt truth, touching the core of...
Positive Self Talk

Positive Self Talk

Positive self talk starts with compassion. I recently had a conversation about conscious conversations. These conscious conversations took the shape of a dialogue. The dialogue I happened to talk about with my client was the one she had with herself...
Feel good you

Feel good you

Feel good you vs being good you “Being good is hard” Its a line from a recent conversation that got me thinking. Most people, it appears, are busy trying to be good. It made me think about what drives so much of the population around the lifestyle choices...
Making Changes for Life

Making Changes for Life

Making changes from the right place makes it last a lifetime. There are two types of change. Well, actually there are probably heaps more. But for the sake of my sanity and brevity, I’m going to say there are two. And being at the other side of the table when I...
Taking Care of Yourself

Taking Care of Yourself

Taking care of yourself takes practise. “Remember to take care of yourself”. These were her parting words. They came from a place of affection and love, yet were added almost flippantly as I was putting the phone down. A recent conversation with a friend...
Health Behaviour Change

Health Behaviour Change

Time to change your health behaviour for the better. I had one of those great break through conversations with a client the other day. One that I would like to share. Not because you might be having the same conversation with yourself on a regular basis, but because...

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