seeking

seeking inspiration

Coffee is my wake-me-up and often fuels me throughout the day. Growing up I drank Red Rose tea from an early age – a very British thing to do. Once I got into university I tried coffee and loved the taste (well sometimes the campus coffee was awful) and the boost it gave me. Of […]

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hero

change

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ~Barack Obama~ Here I go again. I’ve revised my website and given it a new look using my photos. The next stage is to increase […]

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printing

work on

Light tomorrow with today. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning I’ve been working from last year’s “thing of beauty project”. I’ve selected some images and words I want to share and am making prints and cards that will soon be available on my gallery site. (image of printed 13 x 19 in. sheet below – I love […]

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insistent

an offering

The winter rain has warmed and is now morphed into a warmer spring rain. On this spring day an offering of one of my poems from the 4th annual anthology of the Sooke Writers’ Collective: a new day insistent rain ignites passions ocean mingles with the wind calls another poem into being you layer up […]

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what a day

what a day

some days like this ground into gravel askew you stand there trying to make the decision bend or step over either way you will win

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the golden door

getting a grip (and being like Carol)

There’s been a character and concept I’ve been wanting to explore for a long time. A long time. I’ve made notes: written down questions, scenes, ideas and yet the story did not come. The essential plot, the essence of the thing was missing. It was just an idea, not a thing ready to be told, […]

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In Conversation

introvert me

This Friday I will be reading one or two of my poems along with other poets at the Coast Collective launch of In Conversation II. I’m thinking about the whole public thing – going on display so to speak. It’s intimidating for a introvert like me. But it’s also empowering to share some of who […]

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the buzz

separate and together

There are times I feel separate and separated. I have a website in my name and a website in my studio’s name and other websites to go with other things I do. I’ve been trying to keep them separate as if they are secret identities – as if I must soon choose to be only […]

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word & image

The genesis of a poem for me is usually a cluster of words. The only good metaphor I can think of is a scientific one: dipping a thread into a supersaturated solution to induce crystal formation. ~ Margaret Atwood – From a 1990 interview with The Paris Review Atwood’s idea of a poem’s genesis echoes […]

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ode to

mindful doing & flying

You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. ― Rumi I’m continuing on my path of development. […]

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