Be Inspired; be Creative, make a Mess!

“I wanted to be the blossom and I wanted to be the colour of those speckled blue eggs and I wanted to feel that happiness for ever.” Inspiration, that enigmatic and intangible thing which cranks up the creative process, first met up with me in a hedgerow. As a 5 year old, I pushed my … Continue reading

Persephone and the Pomegranate….

Pomegranates; their rose-tinted, leathery skins, concealing chambers packed with seeds simply bursting with unique and tantalising flavour. At once sweet and tart, these ruby-hued grains, so magical, so enticing and so mythologically forbidden, sealed Persephone’s fate, entrapping her as Goddess of the underworld and binding her to Hades forever. Exciting and flavoursome and full of health … Continue reading

2014; “The Best of Times, the Worst of Times”

The warm Spring air of 2014 was scented with the fragrance of Gillyflowers, Sweet Rocket and Narcissus, and the garden bloomed, rested, then bloomed again with blood red, Summer, Flanders Poppies, rainbow coloured Zinnias and cobalt blue Cornflowers. But by the time the Autumn Rudbeckia were in flower and my cherry red sandals were quite … Continue reading