The one that’s with you {July to October 2013}

These are some of my favourite Instagrams from the last four months, with a little backstory to share a little more of my life with you.

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Top left to bottom right: JULY: Here’s to good company. AUGUST: There is magic beneath. SEPTEMBER: The art is not one of forgetting but letting go. And when everything else is gone, you can be rich in loss – Rebecca Solnit. OCTOBER: With quiet perspective gained from the sharing of brave creative souls, I return home with a home in my heart #adventurealways

This has been one of my busiest summers, and it has been wonderful. It has been even better because somehow amongst it all, we made a little time to see friends, from all over the world, and it gave us energy when we needed it most. {JULY}

As the summer drew to a close, I took time to train, learn and teach. I spent a lot of time in the air, and started a iPhonography project ‘Perspective {series}’ which I have shared on Behance. {AUGUST}

I took time to consider my path forward as an artist, what inspires me at the core, and I came across an book I am currently lost in ‘A Field Guide to Getting Lost’ by Rebecca Solnit {SEPTEMBER}

I spent time in the Netherlands, in Tuscany and in LA with likeminded souls, deep in exploration of our own artistic visions, and I found myself at the end on the Queen Mary, a ship responsible for half of the transatlantic travel in the 40s and 50s from my now home town, Southampton, to New York. This ship is now permanently moored in Long Beach, California, and for a few days it was home to the Beloved Collective Festival and Adventure Always Conference. This was the view from our cabin. {OCTOBER}

At the festival, it was announced by the new director of the Beloved Collective, the beautiful Marianne Taylor, that I am now one half of the Education Team for the Beloved Collective with Florence Bavinck, a dear friend of mine. I am so excited to get back into education, as I am extremely passionate about enabling people with tools that will help them realise their vision.