Celebrating June (so far): A Few Nature Photos

June has been balmy, bright and beautiful so far here in Ireland. Given how changeable our weather can be, I’ve been making the most of this bright patch while it lasts. 🌞 Our tiny front garden – bare and nondescript during the winter months – has transformed into an oasis of peace, with its many…

The Grandmother 🌺

A narrative reflection I wrote, on the Wise Old Woman within. 🙏 May she forever be honoured and held close to our hearts. The Grandmother ‘Why the long face?’ The children laughed As they crowded into the lonely man’s cave. He stared at them with baleful, bleary eyes That had long been deprived of the…

Digging Deep

A little thought for the day… It is not easy to dig deep and find your inner resolve when a great challenge rears its head. It is not the most glamorous thing in the world to place first your fingers, then your entire hand, into the deeply encrusted earth beneath your feet, and scratch your…

An Extract from My Latest #NaNoWriMo Project

This project is one that I’m holding close to my heart, for now. I would prefer not to say too much about it until the details of it are more clear to me, but I would love to use #NaNoWriMo as a way of gaining that clarity! This is an extract from the material I’ve…

‘Whimsy’

If your mind yearns to be free of doubts that pull it this way and that, and your heart longs to run free – even if only for a minute or two – then open the oft-neglected treasure chest of whimsy. Delve into the fantastical delights within. Remember what it was to pay little heed…

Bidding a Fond Farewell to My Twenties

I turn thirty tomorrow! As I prepare to say goodbye to my twenties, I’ve been reflecting on all that those years have meant to me. I will always remember my third decade on this planet as a time of huge intensity, questioning, exploration, revelation … and above all, growth. The twenties are a time of growing into who you are, healing the wounds your childhood/teenage…

The Painting That Kick-Started My Intuitive Art Journey

Many artists fondly recall one particular painting, sculpture or visual project that set them on the path that they needed to follow, or gave them a sense of clarity and direction. For the last eleven months, I’ve been creating intuitively channelled paintings. The project that kick-started this journey for me – seven whole years before…

Healing Our Plastic Story: My Upcoming Zoom Workshops

The subject of plastic often fills people with despair, as they can see no way out from our current environmental predicament … no way it can ever change. Yet I believe that hope lies within the deeper metaphysical story and potential of this material, so I’m planning a series of Zoom workshops to help change…

‘We Are One, and We Are Many’ – Vosloo and the Arcturians

‘We are one, and we are many. Look at the little dots on our painting. Each one represents a single stream of consciousness. Each one contributes, in its own unique way, to the entirety of who we are. Each one is cherished.’ Vosloo and the Arcturians The next instalment of Vosloo’s video series will be…

Stirrings From the Shadow Side

I am not your acceptable self, singing sweet songs of harmony. I am not polite. I do not sit and smile and think of how best to present myself: with a genteel sip of tea, perhaps, or a nod of assent to the gentleman’s joke, or the barest sliver of cake, lest I be chastised…