Big details, small picture.

One of the screener questions used in the pre autism diagnosis questionnaire is whether you’re a big picture or a small details person. I have no idea how to answer that question. As I’m sure I’ve written before (although I can’t put my cursor on where or when to link) when I was a systems […]


I’ve a little moleskine book I’ve been drawing in for some time now. It’s easy to look back and see how much I’ve improved.  Noses are still difficult, but I’m getting proportions of faces better I think. There’s starting to be expression in the eyes – or am I looking at it too hard?  If […]

What Autism is

To me. (I can’t define it for anyone else. And if you don’t experience it, you do NOT get to define it for us or to draw us as suffering monsters. If you could refrain from that, that would be nice?) Back to me.  Actually I think you *can* see it in my face. It’s […]


That’s a big word for splitting yourself up into lots of different pieces isn’t it? Tell you one thing, I’m going to have to get a whole lot more organised. Hm. Anyway, I’ve launched the new reviews/competitions/money making/money saving site over at Not Just Kids Stuff. There’s a Shopkins giveaway running, so you might want […]

Learning to draw: my journey so far.

As I mentioned a while ago, (dear 15 year old me) I have spent most of my life convinced I couldn’t draw. When I took up photography a while back, I started seeing things differently. And then I started drawing. To begin with, I wasn’t quite sure what to do, or what I was interested […]

10 ways to celebrate 10 years of Augustus and his smile.

Augustus and his smile by Catherine Rayner is a very lovely book. It’s about being sad, and finding ways of not being sad. Including dancing in the rain, and going on a very long walk through nature. It *always* makes me smile, and quite often inspires me to go out for one of those walks […]

Fun with felt at home education group

First meet of the year, a workshop run by a felting expert. Now, I’m reasonably familiar with felt after my Kentwell experience, but I’m never going to pass up on the chance to work with an expert, and this turned out to be great fun. Smallest designed a picture, I just love the way the […]

I haven’t blogged

And it’s making me twitchy, not blogging, holes in the archives. I haven’t blogged, and I’m afraid my readers will just fade away, forget I was here. (Are you still here? ) No blog for days and I might forget the days, except. Except that I have a record of beach days in photographs, and […]

Circle time.

It will surprise no one who knows me that I’m pretty much making this up on the fly 🙂 (If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, pop back to the first post about creative circles here. I’ll wait.) What I have in mind is a situation in which we all support each other. The support […]

Saturday snippets 14 March 2015

{feeling} incredibly tired. So tired that I can’t quite see straight. (So why am I blogging instead of going to bed?) Because it’s snippets. Obviously. {enjoying} so very much experimenting with art and colour, drawing, shape and form. I’m looking at the world differently – colours are pinging out at me, and I’m spotting blossoms […]

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