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I had got myself into a flat spin and then I realised there was just too much noise! Right at the beginning of Lockdown I really panicked. I was drawn into the spiralling frenzy of 'You MUST diversify, you MUST change the way you run your business, and you MUST put everything ON LINE!!' Right now. Do it NOW. Hurry…

I am complete. I don’t have anything missing, I just needed a make-over. And I don’t mean I needed my hair done or new nails. More like a re-boot make over, like a car having a service. I just needed the time. Time that I would never ever have taken off if it hadn’t been for Covid19. An enforced sabbatical,…

We are on the fourth week of Lock Down and I've been going through a range of different emotions this month - one being guilt. I've been feeling guilty that I have a garden while other people are living in high rise flats in cities. In normal circumstances I would feel happy that I have a garden, but when I…

The phrase - Stop the world I want to get off came to me this morning. Is that what the world wants us to do? Has Mother Nature decided, right you lot, you just aren't getting it are you? I've warned you, I've rocked you, and you just haven't quite got it. Has she decided that she needs us all…

I've been away for a week and away from the local news, only seeing posts on social media that were an escalating frenzy of vicious supermarket fights over toilet rolls, and conflicting news about who should self-isolate from potential coronavirus and who shouldn't. I woke up this morning in a bit of a flat spin! Should I go and shop…

From an early age - well about 12 - I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a beauty therapist. Not a beautician, that's different. I wanted this so badly, but teachers told me that I should go into catering because I was very good at cookery. There weren't courses in beauty therapy in every college, and…

At school I would wish so hard that we would run out of time and the lesson would end so I wouldn't have to read out loud. I thought about this today as I was driving to The Kitchen at The Wharf in Langport -  my hosting venue for Somerset Art Weeks. As a child I was SO scared of…

Now, don't get me wrong, some people are very happy in their jobs and live their whole life doing what they do never wanting or needing to change. I know I was. I always wanted to be a beauty therapist. From the age of 13 when I had to choose options at school, I knew what I wanted to do…

Since I've been working more within the art field, I've come across people who have no idea what a 'commission' really means. It's either something they have never thought about, as they have never bought an original piece of art or, they have no art on their walls at all. Is it the word that puts people off? I do…

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