I’m a heart’s path explorer!

I’m so excited to share that I am one of Heather’s heart’s path explorers today! Pop on over to Heather’s blog to read my interview and learn more about how I found my heart’s path and how I keep it going.

Sketching childhood: hide n squeak eggs

The house is quiet. Aoife is away on a sleep over, and Kirby has a tummy bug that makes him a bit quieter and clingier than normal. These hide n squeak eggs by Tomy have provided most of the fun for both of us yesterday and today. He plays by my feet and I draw. […]

July highlights

These highlight pages have quickly become some of my art journal favourites. I love being able to see at a glance what we have been up to during a particular month. I make them as simple as possible on purpose so that I am more inclined to make them, and let the words and doodles […]

Let your heart guide you

Let your heart guide you. It will lead you home. I’ve been feeling restless lately, which usually means big changes are happening. I feel them in my body long before I can put them into words or action. I’m always impressed with how the body knows what’s best for me, even when I push and […]

I believe I can fly

For a long time after I was physically ready to go out in public again after having been bedridden/ housebound for several years, I was afraid to. As much as I wanted to, being around people was pretty scary. The world was noisy, and I was afraid of getting bumped and hurt. My back was […]

Into the unknown

Around this time every year, I usually find myself open-mouthed with wonder how quickly the word of the year has started working its magic on my life. This year is no exception, but the very nature of the word (action), also makes it a bit scarier than most. There’s no hiding from a word like […]


There’s a famous scene in The Matrix, where Neo is taken to see the Oracle to find out if he is The One (the saviour, who will ultimately destroy the Matrix). She gives him some cryptic answers, which he takes to mean that he isn’t. Why doesn’t the Oracle give him a straight answer? Why doesn’t […]

celebrating 2012: creative achievements

I first came across these annual lists over at iHanna’s a few years ago and have been amazed by them ever since. I love the idea of celebrating what we have accomplished in a year. And as a memory-keeper, I find it a great record too. 2012 was a slow year for me. I felt […]

Tell All Tuesday

Oh wow, I’m on a roll today! I just got word from the lovely Jenny (Jenniebellie) that the interview I did for her for Tell All Tuesday a little while back has just been featured! So head on over and check that out too! You can find it here. Two features in one day (you […]

coming home

I sit in my childhood room looking for something to do. I grab a piece of paper and a pencil, then pick up one of the bird ornaments my mum has put in my bedroom and try to draw it. Before I know it several hours have gone by. I have drawn the ornament from […]