“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.” ― Leonardo da Vinci January has flown by just like I knew it would. My first performance of the play “Glorious!” is tonight and it hasn’t quite sunk in that we’re going to have an audience of 100+ people sat watching us. I’m excited, scared and… Continue reading Happiness by Design: Now, Do It Now!
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ― Émile Zola Somehow, during this jam-packed week of nursery drop-offs, play rehearsals and general Mummy duties; I actually managed to squeeze in a few minutes of ME-TIME. What occurs during me-time… Continue reading Happiness by Design: ME-TIME
“Not everyone’s going to love you and that’s fine. Don’t take it to heart and don’t take it too personally when you have your differences with people.” I bumped into Laura Girling at the train station a couple of weeks ago and before I knew it I found myself asking if I could interview her. (I… Continue reading 64 Questions with Illustrator Laura Girling
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton One of the joys of being a complete beginner is; no one expects you to be any good. There’s no pressure. Now I’m not exactly a complete beginner with art, I did do it for A-Level, but that was… Continue reading Happiness by Design: Give Your Soul a Hot Water Bottle
“IN THE GREAT PRISON WHERE I WAS THEN INCARCERATED, I WAS MERELY THE FIGURE AND THE LETTER OF A LITTLE CELL IN A LONG GALLERY, ONE OF A THOUSAND LIFELESS NUMBERS AS OF A THOUSAND LIFELESS LIVES.” Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1897 I recently found myself wandering in and out of the cells at Reading… Continue reading INSIDE Artists and Writers in Reading Prison: 5 Things about Oscar Wilde
“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso I’ve always loved to paint. I’d paint all day long if I could. I love getting lost in watercolours and experimenting with acrylics. So for June my Happiness Project Resolution was to spend a little more time being creative, nurturing any shred… Continue reading The Happiness Project: Freedom, Expression and Colour