Close up photo of a calico cat eyes

Why Calico Cat?

I’ve always been a cat person… not just because I’m a Leo but that certainly helps. I love a cat’s independence and disdain. It suits me that they don’t hang around wanting constant attention. Strangely my husband picked our only calico cat. Strangely, because he likes calm and gentle cats, and apparently calico cats usually…

Pastel picture of abstract shell in yellow, blue and green

It’s not Constable

Growing up I was the scientific child, not the artistic one in my family. Except one day, depressed to the point of not seeing the point of getting up in the morning, I made the outrageous decision to ditch my serious engineering job to go to art school. I was 27, just about to make it in…

Close up abstract acrylic painting of a red daisy

Website reboot

Time flies… I looked away and the serious work of life took all my attention. At last I have carved a corner back for creating. I had a powerful week – 6 days straight – learning how to coach myself and others.  One lesson was that setting finite goals could lead, as did my first…