Mindfulness – making space in your day

Over the last couple of years I have dabbled with mindfulness and seen the benefits that it can bring.  There is a LOT in the press about mindfulness at the moment but I still see a great deal of confusion about what it actually is.At one end of the scale, mindfulness can be full onContinue reading “Mindfulness – making space in your day”

Mark Anstee – living in the moment

Yesterday we had a visit from Mark Anstee who makes huge temporary artworks – often (always?) with a historical and emotional aspect, using wonderful creative ideas and incredible drawing skills.It was a huge pleasure to discuss our forthcoming MA work with Mark before his talk, he had something pertinent to say about all our plans andContinue reading “Mark Anstee – living in the moment”

Synaesthesia and art – what colour or shape is that feeling?

a condition in which someone experiences things through their senses in an unusual way, for example by experiencing a colour as a sound, or a number as a position in space Cambridge English Dictionary. I have mentioned before that I am synaesthetic.    I don’t see numbers or words as colours or see music asContinue reading “Synaesthesia and art – what colour or shape is that feeling?”

Mindfulness – is it harmful? How can it aid creativity?

There seems to be a backlash against mindfulness at the moment, with several articles saying it is harmful and some downright scaremongering about what it is.   A religion?  A cult?  Something dangerous that is going to mess with your head?Personally, mindfulness is a big part of my life and a big reason why I haveContinue reading “Mindfulness – is it harmful? How can it aid creativity?”