Harvests and Hijinx

A little light on lobster soup. Ever feel you might be cooking yourself in slowly boiling water without realising you left the cooker on? You shout for help but the people you call can’t hear.? A hand reaches in. It isn’t who you shouted for, but you feel this pure and honest friendship from someoneContinue reading “Harvests and Hijinx”

Keep watering your garden

 I don’t claim to be an expert in anything but the contents of my own head and an awful lot of creative seeds… Here at the Beach Hut we make a real effort to rise above negativity that can impact day to day, because we are about being bigger than what life throws at usContinue reading “Keep watering your garden”

Girl Interrupted

I was a little taken aback recently. It was just a few words, but you know how they can be. Little bowling balls aimed in the right direction striking misery into our well crafted lives and crushing our faith and confidence. Same things different decade same hope that being would be enough. Only difference nowContinue reading “Girl Interrupted”

Waiting Rooms

Who lives in a house like this? No matter what your background, culture or situation, you might respond with an impact filled emotion to these amazing buildings, which could go one of two ways! Certainly, you would imagine that anyone creative enough to build their life outside of the flatpack universe, must have a certainContinue reading “Waiting Rooms”

Abundance

On Boxing day, this was the outfit of choice.. and, if we were all really honest with ourselves we probably all wish we could wear every Christmas presents…. at once…. Abundance. The realm of the child, the lucky, or the wise….? For a fraction of a second my daughter questioned the potential reaction of others, inContinue reading “Abundance”

Draw

Recently I started to go to an art class, as a member and not as a teacher. It is wonderful. Not only are the people running it wonderfully easy and friendly, open to you creating your own masterpiece instead of drawing their set-up; but the class members are as easy to be in a roomContinue reading “Draw”

Cheese

Today I had to ask my friend what my blog was about.  It made me laugh. I found that summing up what we talk about in our classes and on here is too huge to put into a few sentences. When this started I thought it would be about  art, a little comment on artyContinue reading “Cheese”

Rain

  Sometimes even the sunniest day has a rain-cloud. Having weathered many a storm, I had considered myself fairly immune to those pesky clouds… Well, life doles out surprises when we least expect it and the smallest detail going wrong can be the breaking of us occasionally… I really don’t mump a lot. But weContinue reading “Rain”

The Blank Page

  Where to begin…. Again……. I’ll let you into a secret.. Blank canvas syndrome is an actual thing. Stalling at the moment of creative freedom is the hurdle of almost anyone who ever picks up a brush or a pencil. We imagine ourselves unable to do this massively hard thing which encompasses our genius inContinue reading “The Blank Page”

Reading between the lines

What do you remember about yesterday? It’s hard to describe in words what and why our favourite memories are so important. Every story begins with a single moment in time.. Every night my daughter and I write her diary… If it was up to her we would write the repeated sentence, “We did maths”…….. ButContinue reading “Reading between the lines”