The creative mind

Not sure what is going on with my mind at the moment, its kind of all over the place, one minute creating a patchwork of colour, sewing, sewing, sewing, with blocks coming out of my ears……………  Then wanting to sketch with a mapping pen, all inky blots and scratchy lines

Then after the orange spurt on Monday, partly prompted by bitter orange library scheme I am creating for my next project in my day job, like luscious tangy marmalade all juicy and ripe.  Partly inspired by the wonderful parrot tulips I treated myself to.  But now its purple, the wonderful pinky purple colour that hot beetroot makes when doused in sour cream swirls……..  Deep magenta,  oozing damson liquor when baked in a pie.  I cooked myself beetroot and courgette with warm lemon yoghurt dressing tonight, the taste was just sublime.  As I  rubbed the warm skin from the cooked beetroot just couldn’t resist taking a photo of it,  Hey presto it turned into a humble beet to kind of Beet Mandala !


Beet Mandalabeet mandala 2



marmalade and inspiration


img_1477Mmmmm, you just cannot beat it, this is how I usually start my day………..  Marmalade, the orangey sweetness with a real sharp tang of juicy seville oranges, just delicous.  It needs to be spooned  over lurpak slightly salted butter  spread on really crunchy toast.  This morning whilst sipping a large steaming cup of columbian flavours, looking out of my window I began to think about the time of year, how its a beautiful clean sheet, everything wiped clean for the year ahead………  How its time to water the growing seeds within, the creative seeds, the burgeoning strengths I have here that have been left to stagnate for many years.  This year is the year they will come to the forefront of my life instead of  letting them sit within the wilderness……  My interior design business is now a more balanced part of my life, I can have both ! ……….  that is a good feeling.  My biggest seeds of all are my two very adult children whom I love dearly, but I have so much more, my new attempts at paper cutting, photography, clay sculpture, drawing and sketching in oil pastels, writing, its all so exciting.  Etsy, and new people I have met through the blog have been so inspiring to me, a big thankyou to Elsita for starting me on the road of paper, its magical.  Even think I may open an Etsy shop!!