Tiny hiatus this week – my course with Wendy Pratt has finished, and I’ve a small break before my next course with Poetry School starts. I’m so grateful to be able to do these – funds aren’t abundant, and poetry is definitely a luxury, but both Wendy and the Poetry School offer discounted courses that … Continue reading Bees and bursaries
I had a feeling joining my new course Approaching your writing with a beginner’s mind would be a positive step and I was right. Since it started I’ve had a prompt each day, and each day I’ve been writing. Now you may be wondering why I need a course, when there's so many writing prompts … Continue reading It’s working – and so am I
A new month! February is a month I like. I love Valentine's day, with all its kitsch commercialism ( and before you start I know you don't need a special day to say I love you, but it's fun), I love the snowdrops, and first shoots of daffodils, and seeing the new brightness in the … Continue reading Peeping
What does M.E. feel like? Like a holiday. No, seriously it does. Like a holiday where you've gone down with the food poisoning the guide book warned you about, and you're bravely/bitterly waving everyone off to climb up a hill or eat some delicious food. I'm clinging on. Physically I wake up feeling a little … Continue reading Year seven, week two
My fourth visit as poet in residence for Secret Severn art trail was to The Strolling Stitcher. We talked about swans, safety pins and the magic of breathing life into old objects.
My third visit on the Secret Severn art trail explores tissue, texture and Baobabs.
I’ve had the best morning. My first visit as poet for Secret Severn art trail was to Both in Stitches, a collaboration between local artists Jo Clarke and Angie Silkstone. Their work is a blend of embroidery and painting and they create pieces that reflect the unique landscape of Ironbridge Gorge. This was an industrial … Continue reading Creating viaducts from calico