...freedom to roam is the only way each little one will find their swimming feet and strength. Going through it is the only way they'll know their own strength. Even the tiniest, slowest one.
Days of Spring, at last, finally breathing in and out with the earth's rhythms again. Out of hibernation. At last. The day arrives to take our annual walk in search of new bluebells, woods and sunshine, letting the mind go. Amble along woodland paths, release freewheeling thoughts to a high canopy of tall, spring green… Continue reading Afloat in a Forest
It comes in waves. Name anything you like about life, it always comes in its waves. Confidence, doubt, pain, joy, contentment, solitude, fear, strength, serenity – everything moves in a rhythm of ebbs and flows, surges and retreats, one interspersed with its opposites. Waves, they keep on coming. As an art student in Brighton, the… Continue reading Waves
How are you doing through this end of a particularly strange winter? It's felt like a long haul hasn't it? Considering meditations and moments pressing in for warmth and rest as the new year turned these recent months, I want to pay tribute to this outgoing season for the creativity still brewing even when we didn't realise it.… Continue reading Winter Jewels
How do you find New York? In July, I made my first visit to the big apple, and made every effort to experience it on my own terms even (especially) in hitting some of the iconic sights. In making pictures, it's a great challenge to capture everything we know a place is, yet bring yourself to the picture too! I… Continue reading Thank you, NYC
Here's a little (tiny) film I made to say 'thank you' to those small seashore moments of summer—trying to capture something of that easy feeling when you're sitting at the water's edge with your toes in the shore break and breeze on your face—and bring it on home. I've been trying to stretch myself to work with… Continue reading Seashore Slowdown
This little brass arrow sits in the concrete somewhere in Central Park, New York. I was taking care of my friends' kids for a week back in July, my first trip to the city, and we were having a lot of fun deciding where to go and what to do with our times together. So much… Continue reading Finding Forward
Working with legends is a beautiful thing, but it can also screw with your head. What can we learn from stepping in alongside the giants? So much gorgeous wisdom — work ethic, courage, stamina, perseverance, how to have and hold an opinion, tricks of the trade, identity and empathy ... shall I go on? To… Continue reading Meeting Cartier-Bresson.
We all know that the path of life is not a straight one. Learning how to walk it with grace, peace and style may well be the ultimate art. Recently, I found myself sitting around tables and campfires out in the wildest of West Wales at Fforest, drinking and chatting long into the nights with some seriously impressive… Continue reading Life, Abundantly.
How do you find ideas? How do ideas come to you? Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your precious ideas is to set up home somewhere beautiful and put a few great things and people in place there, so as to coax those thoughts out into the safe shelter they need to grow. We all have different versions of this… Continue reading A New Home