Creativity is rebellious – it will smash in and disrupt the peace. It paws and gnaws at your legs, begging for your attention. You either have to turn your back and put on blinkers, or surrender totally. Sometimes it makes you so giddy with love and delight that your drop everything and find yourself running down the road without your shoes on!
From digital postcards, recording music, poetry, journaling to writing stories; I am continually amazed by the gossamer threads and how they feed into each other…
The discipline of the postcard is a short distilled message that lands on your doorstep and brings a “Hello, I’m thinking of you.”
I think back so fondly on the sending and receiving of these little hellos and points of connection. My postcards are a modern take on this tradition. By making them 60 seconds (plus a wee moment to read the text) they too are a distilled account of events that happen to me in my daily life. The beauty of sending via email and social media is that I can bring them to life both visually and aurally. They allow me to create in a way I’ve never been able to express before. I record films on my phone and create the music in my home studio playing the harp and flute, singing and using found sounds. I embrace the limitations of my resources – I love the fact they are wobbly, not polished and DIY!
My intention is to create a little moment of calm, humour or joy to radiate out into the world to where it is needed.
You may view all my Postcard Series on The Gossamer Threads YouTube Channel
Wild Flower Investigators
As part of my exploration into doing things differently as a musician and deepening my own personal connection to nature the Wild Flower Investigators were born! A wee little Youtube series for big and little kids alike.
Alma, Lenny and Woof-Whiff are on a mission. They are alarmed that folk are forgetting the common names for our native wild flowers. Alma knows the names, Lenny is full of fun facts, Woof-Whiff can sniff out treasures or trouble! Join them on their investigations into our precious world of wild flowers. “Find them, use their names and tell somebody.”
View all episodes on The Gossamer Threads YouTube Channel