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Magic in the Setting Sun

There’s just something magical about the setting sun. I wrote recently in a post about that moment when the last firey rays light up the horizon. But when I stepped outside a couple of days ago to photograph the setting sun again, something quite extraordinary happened. I pointed the camera in the direction of the sun and just as I took the photo, there was a sudden flash as the light momentarily blinded me. I had a feeling that the … Continue reading

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Watching the Day Coming to a Close

I was scurrying around, seeing to many small jobs and generally tidying up and creating space. We moved house not so long ago and we spend a portion of each day, seeing to things that really need seeing to. There’s still a lot to tend to. And I was just thinking about how much we had actually shifted. How much we had cleared out to make space for what was to stay. I was walking down the path to the … Continue reading

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Meet Kathleen Miller and ‘Harbor Moon’: Minimalistic Abstract in Oils

I’d love you to meet artist Kathleen Miller from Rockport, MA who creates vibrant, colourful artwork using oils, brushes and her palette knife. For just under two years now she has been running a gallery together with her partner in Rockport where they often exhibit work by other local artists. I recently put out the call on my Facebook Page for artists who paint with oils, acrylics, watercolours – anything but silk, to submit their favourite painting to me and … Continue reading

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A Portrait of Womanness

I always said I don’t paint people. No portraits, faces, nothing. Only abstract designs and mandalas. But over the past week or so I have found myself drawn more and more to create a woman on canvas using my acrylics. And today I couldn’t resist. I went up into my attic and pulled out my paints. Without any visual references. Just painting. As it comes. From the heart. I used to be ashamed of my portraits and people drawings back … Continue reading

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Opposing Elements – Fire and Water in Acrylic

I was recently drawn to play with acrylic paints again and so I got out a couple of canvases and squeezed a few spirals of paints onto a board to get ready. Painting with acrylics is no different from painting on silk in the sense that I have no real idea of what will emerge in the process. It was so lovely to get really physical, using my selection of palette knives to plaster the paints onto the canvas rhythmically. … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper with a 3 Card Reading

I was online yesterday chatting about going within to see what the different oracle cards could be saying to us and was inspired by the lovely Karen Lisle to share some further thoughts I had. I encourage people to pick one each day for some general guidance and inspiration. The card may spark something off, bring you to go deeper and reflect. I also suggest picking 3 cards. They can be seen as Past, Present and Future, shedding light on … Continue reading

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Weekly Mandala Oracle Readings on YouTube

Not so long ago I published my mandala oracle deck ‘A Sea of Calm’ and 2 weeks ago I decided it would be a good idea to start posting weekly readings on YouTube using these cards. So now you can watch these videos which I am posting on Mondays. They are 3 card readings and will give you some insights for the days to come, hopefully inspiring you to dig deeper and tap into that sea of calm within. Here … Continue reading

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A Splash of Colour Therapy – Silk, Dyes and Fun

I spent the last two days working on another couple of commissioned silk scarves and found myself really enjoying working with the vibrant colours. I was just thinking a few days ago how nice it would be to have my two different rainbow scarves side by side, when suddenly I got an order for one of each. Such a beautiful synchronicity. So I set about painting them in tandem, with the two frames set up at the same time, enjoying … Continue reading

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Mandala Oracle Deck Giveaway in Celebration of the Launch

A huge thank you to everyone who came and took part in the mandala oracle deck giveway I ran this week. So today I collected all the names together and put them in the pot for the draw. This short video shares with you what  happened. Have a look to see if you won the deck. I’ll be in touch with you to get the shipping details and make sure the deck starts its travels to you as soon as … Continue reading

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Launching ‘A Sea of Calm’ – my new Mandala Oracle Deck Giveaway

* * The draw has closed today: watch for the giveaway results. * * Today it’s official. My long-awaited mandala oracle deck has now been launched and is available to buy. It’s called ‘A Sea of Calm’. And it’s such an exciting moment. I made a short video earlier to talk to you about it and I’d love you to watch: The good news is that I am now doing a giveaway and giving one of you the chance to … Continue reading

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