And all of a sudden June is upon us

So as you may well know, we're leaving the UK on June 25th with a one way ticket to Canada, where we will be giving a new life a go on the IEC visa for the next 2 years. Months have melted into weeks and then soared into days, with that odd combination of time… Continue reading And all of a sudden June is upon us

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Arts Facilitator training at London’s October Gallery

So on the 9th May I went along to one of the free CPD sessions run by the October Gallery. The session lasted just over 90mins, but was probably the most informative and productive 90mins I have ever had during a training session! Expertly delivered by Becky and Georgia, the gallery's education co-ordinators, the session took us… Continue reading Arts Facilitator training at London’s October Gallery

Heart in my throat

So today started stressfully, although I decided to poeticise my commute to try and make at least that part of it less frustrating: I missed my bus by the turn of a corner, and my train by a flight of stairs. Commute aside, my mind was fully occupied this morning. I had a letter to print… Continue reading Heart in my throat

Getting back into it

So since the move things have felt a little stagnant. Upheaval can really make it feel like you've hit the pause button within your personal life, while everything else races on around you. I don't know where the last 2 weeks have gone! All I know is that my etsy is feeling a bit stale (although… Continue reading Getting back into it

Creative Resilience

So in those times of self doubt, or when you're hit by  the need to create but there's nothing coming to you, it can be really tough as a creative. I often have moments where the desire to make is overwhelming, but all my ideas have decided to desert me - which is ridiculously frustrating!… Continue reading Creative Resilience

creative guilt

I don't know if anyone else gets this, but sometimes I am enveloped by guilt because I feel I am not making enough. In the last few months I feel like my creative output has been really low. Admittedly, I have been working on my new etsy shop products for AyamByMaya, so it's not like… Continue reading creative guilt