This time of year brings out some intense feelings, and it's important for me to remind myself of the good, and focus less on the bad; to celebrate the haves, and ignore the have-nots.
When it seems like everyone under the sun turns into the Lord or Lady of Christmas Cheer at this time of year – when all you see are adverts full of excess and happiness and excitement and magic – it's so hard to accept that you're not quite feeling it this time around.
Listen to my first ever podcast appearance! I talk all things art and culture with Amy Harwood on her show, Art And Stuff,
November is always my favourite month. Autumn has fully kicked in; we try to cope with the darkening nights by saying it's 'cosy', and it's my birthday month, which always nudges it to the top of any list
October was a manic month, with barely any time to write creatively due to plenty of theatre reviews and freelance projects....though I still managed to get a lot done too, somehow!
This is it; the evenings are longer, the jumpers are out, and I am well and truly embracing my extra inbuilt layers. Autumn is here; the most wonderful time of year. Where did September go?
And there I was. On a date with a wall.
The usual; books, films, and some truly stunning artwork. Here's everything I enjoyed in August.
At the end of last year I took an evening course titled ‘Poetry Essentials: Writing Free Verse’. It taught me a lot more than just about structure, sound, and style. I think it's about time I shared some of them with you (and reacquainted myself with them as well).
My latest edition of Monthly Muses is jam packed with articles, shows and creative sources that kept me busy over the last few weeks..