October 2008

Ino and Gaara Picture story!

MF Designer

Ino and Gaara wanted to go to the Anime Expo 2008 at London’s Excel

So after executing a weeks worth of costume-jutsu, everyone met at Bank on the DLR

Headed to a cafe, where cake was eaten, Guy-liner applied, and pins stuck into Ino’s head

Next stop the Expo for moody pictures

And friend making!

Budding artists were at work

Finally, There was the journey home

And someone to squeeze!

For IBTB of the TAW!

This is just a little post about a little box…it’s a couple of inches across and I made it when I was pregnant and trying to get used to not working…it’s my half hour activities box. If I can’t make up my mind what to do I pick a scroll and have to do what it says, be it a chore or a pleasure…certainly makes you think clearly whether there’s something you want to do!


How am I supposed to concentrate? It’s hard work being grumpy and trying to have ‘issues’ when this one keeps popping up with a grin on his face!

Love, love, love.

Digging out some of the bits of me I struggle to love at the moment…everything tumbles in together for me, creativity, sexuality, flow of life and Spirit…and somewhere in the middle of all these drives is a big fat mean and grumpy policeman squashing it all down saying no! no! no!

Seriously wishing today that he would just bugger off and let me be the bohemian polyamorous pagan I am underneath. I’m remembering that I have a very old dictionary somewhere, where the meanings of words like licentious, lascivious and perverse all have quite lovely juicy definitions, rather than the pejorative ones that they have nowadays…perhaps if my policeman could just be a bit more Zen and a lot less disapproving, read the old dictionaries rich in diverse explanation rather than moral judgement…

Though somewhere in this I am learning. This may not be the age of artists leaving the towns and cities to return to the influences and timings of nature, living together in physical communities, but communities are happening on-line…and somewhere in this a sensation a hope is growing in me. That these on-line explorations and encouragements to be creative are very much about life, not about escaping from it or filling empty spaces within it, but about learning to change it; re-equipping more and more people to be creative, full stop, in their nature of living…colouring outside the lines, creating richness and diversity and a more Zen set of internal policeman.

Yep, I’d come out of hiding for that!

This just sends me!

I love Sia, I love listening to her, but the chance to see Sia perform live is one I recommend you grab with both hands…I spent half the night with goosebumps in a very warm room! This is called Day Too Soon and it’s one of my faves, shows off Sia sense of fun and her amazing voice. Enjoy.

Reading way too much!

I can’t do this no reading thing!!!!!

It’s as much part of me as breathing and moving and sleeping! I am managing to curb my behaviour slowly if what I am doing is immersing myself in other’s work instead of my own creativity…and I’ve allowed myself to read and work with some of my own material.

I’ve started and finished this A2 pencil portrait of a friend in the day or two before she had her baby….and it’s the first portrait I’ve ever done where I wasn’t allowed to put a face in!

I find I am so busy and feeling overwhelmed by the amount I have to do…and that I am being rescued form this and other sensations by the Daily Morning Pages from The Artists Way…

Each time I begin to write the complaint ‘I have so much to do!!!’ it is instantly translated into the wonderfulness of ‘having so much to do’! So much choice, life is so full of amazing things to do! My life is full of things I love to do!

My other joyous writing discovery is ruminating over words I’ve shuddered to hear ringing in my head from school reports…Lazy..bone idle…and discovered through writing them down how much I LOVE THESE WORDS!




I even wrote a life story for Dame Lazy Bones and loved every aspect of her life!
All the sayings with bones in keep popping up, feel it in my bones, get to the bones of it, bad to the bone, work your fingers to the bone! Loving it all at the moment!

I am lazy! If I can see a short cut I generally take it, if I can cut back to the bones of the matter I will. It’s me and life here who need to haggle over what is necessary, never had much time for the middle guys!

Dame lazy bones wears ridiculously deeply frilly clothes and a huge hat BTW, I guess she has time for all that nonsense because her bed isn’t made.

Lucy in The Sky

I have to follow that last one with some of my mum’s amazing sky piccies

Painting Sky

Sitting underneath The Painting Sky
Where creation
Has opened up its heart
In all its brilliance

“God has left the back door open,
my mother always said to me”

My mother says to me.


I see his wingspan stretch
The light embraces him
The clearest breeze
Caresses his head
His movement stirs within

Leaves me haunted

A singing from the sky
Peaceful breath
A promise bringing
Of flying in the light

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