Monthly Archives: Sep 2016

Make because something needs making.

As I write this I’m on holiday in Barcelona at the moment. It’s an exciting city to see if you are of an artistic persuasion. The city had been changed through decades of different fashions and architectural styles, so that … Continue reading

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The kissing gate

A finished thing. The kissing gate. Copyright Rose Thompson. All rights reserved.

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On not being able to paint by Marion Milner

I’ve just begun to read ‘On not being able to paint’ by Marion Milner and I really liked the following quote from the page 6 of the first chapter. Marion Milner writes about her struggles in trying to learn how to … Continue reading

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Thrive by Arianna Huffington: Quick review

  This week I finished reading ‘Thrive: The Third Metric of Success’ by Arianna Huffington. I’d been interested in reading it for a while as I’m a bit intrigued by the recent explosion of books about well being by all sorts … Continue reading

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Lessons on listening

I’ve been thinking about what to put into this post for a week but have struggled a bit in working out what it is I’m trying to say exactly. I suspect there will be more than one post as I … Continue reading

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On finishing things, or, I made a thing, eep!

When I started writing blog posts about the connection between creativity and mental wellbeing I initially thought that I would write one, let it loose, see how it flew. Then I had an idea for another one, but I thought … Continue reading

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Creativity and Catharsis

I’ve been blogging over the last few weeks about how an arts practice can be a positive thing for wellbeing and mental health. In my last post I was musing on how in the process of making things we transform … Continue reading

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