Sharing our stories, creativity as self-love and moving through perfection – Mandy Ross

“By not keeping in my story I can give life to something really beautiful.” In this episode of The Feminine Creative, I talk to Mandy Ross, an artist from Canada. We chat about: – Creativity as an act of self-love. – Using our voices as artists and women. – How sharing our stories can create…

Being Led

Hydrangeas are just the most magic flower. I love them. They grow in abundance in Cornwall and I’ve derived such joy from watching them at every stage of their lifecycle. The fresh emerging flowers, the full blousey blooms, the divine stage where the colour starts to fade, mixing with the brown of decay and then,…


Natural Paint Workshop – Penzance Oct 2017

I’m doing my first Natural Paint Workshop! I’d love to see you there: Natural Paint Workshop The Coach House, Penlee Park, Penzance Sat, Oct 14th 1-3.30pm £10.00 (children free with an accompanying adult) An inspiring and practical afternoon: – all you need to know about natural pigments – options for making your own paint –…

Living without social media

I’ve just had a 5 week break from social media. It was invaluable. Here’s what I learnt: I didn’t realise how strong the physical/mental habit of being connected to my phone was. Even though I knew I was kind of addicted, I thought I was ‘semi’ in control and calling the shots. Not so. For…


Traumatic change & art that is honest – Diana Strinati-Baur

“Everything happens differently than you think” This is a beautiful episode – I felt touched at a deep level by the vulnerability and gentleness of my conversation with the artist Diana Strinati-Baur. Listen in to hear us talk about: – Traumatic change; both navigating it and and its impact on creativity. – The challenge of…


(Im)Perfection

I’m imperfect…and boy, don’t I know it! The imperfections on my list differ depending on the day, but often they include: – My hair is 80% grey at 42. – I’m reckless. I spill things. Often. – I forget things. – I lose it. This is sometimes when I’m overwhelmed, sometimes when I haven’t had…

The Feminine Creative – Anne Marie Talon

“We can’t move past a dark time by ignoring it.” In this episode of The Feminine Creative, I talk to Anne Marie Talon, an artist from Dallas in Texas. We chat about: – Creativity as emotional healing. – Perfection on social media. – Positivity and how it can be inauthentic. – Handling life as a…


The Feminine Creative – Heidi Miller-Lowell

“Real beauty comes from looseness and flow” In this episode of The Feminine Creative, I talk to Heidi Miller Lowell, a watercolour arist, wife and mother from Austin in Texas. We chat about: – creativity being born through trauma – going with the flow – balancing motherhood and creativity including motherhood guilt – letting things…