How does hope move us?


I want to ask this question because I don’t want to be stuck. Stuck in waiting for optimism to strike, which it won’t (even if it did, it would probably be short-lived). Or simply waiting for someone else to take the initiative. And righting the wrong they or others have created (which is probably abdication … Read more

Let’s join the glorious dance of ‘becoming’!


We are always ‘becoming’ because the only thing that could be called a finished product is inanimate. So for us human-beings-in-the-making, it will always be a dance. The pull of intention and the push of actions. Our desire to become needs feeding. The intention is strengthened as we own and cultivate the yearning, seeing the … Read more

Perseverance and risk


Last night I sat at the kitchen table with a mountain of newly washed alpaca fleece in front of me. Waiting to be teased out and carefully dried. It takes a lot of time to prepare fleece to run my experiment with alpaca fibre. I am trialling a new way of creating a sustainable textile. … Read more

Pick yourself…

pick yourself

Are you standing waiting? Hoping that someone will see you and choose you to step forward? The thing is, no one else can see all that you have to offer. No one can know the potential that is in your heart or the change that you could be. So, to paraphrase a line that Oscar … Read more

When is it right to go into action?

when is it right to go into action

This was the great question that our artist friend, Alastair Duncan, posed for our lunchtime conversation for #FirstFridays this week. ‘When is it right to go into action?’ It was fascinating to see that as we chewed on it – metaphorically speaking – everyone had a slightly different take. Why am I not surprised? It’s … Read more