Author Archives: howilivewithme

Autumn creativity

Last night while I was looking at some lovely and very expensive Christmas garlands in a magazine it occurred to me that perhaps I could use some of the tired old hop vine stems in my garden to make the … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, gardening, pleasures | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Drawing August

When Concretemoomin mentioned #DrawingAugust a few weeks ago, I thought it would be a good opportunity to a) restart my drawing practise, b) thoroughly test my new occupational varifocals and c) have another go at that “little and often” thing … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, observations, pleasures | 5 Comments

Sustainably Creative-style adventures

As the Sustainably Creative forum is not currently open to new members, here’s an edited version of what I wrote there about tiny adventures for anyone striving to be adventurous within the limitations of illness: (You can listen to the … Continue reading

Posted in good things, inspiration, pleasures | Tagged | 2 Comments

A tiny adventure

In one of last week’s podcasts Michael Nobbs started exploring ideas for tiny adventures. Through the years of illness I’ve learnt to spin a lot out of very little, so I added some of my ideas to the discussion thread … Continue reading

Posted in good things, observations, pleasures | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Good links #3

Just one today, because I’m low on energy: To me the word schedule shrieks Constraint! Pressure! Restriction! Captivity! Limitation! The thought of a timetabled day fills me with claustrophobia and rebelliousness. But “a net for catching days”? That doesn’t sound … Continue reading

Posted in good links, strategy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Good links #2

Earlier this week Trish Nicholson posted a link on Twitter which got me so excited by the idea of a granny-graffiti project that didn’t involve knitting that I spent half the morning link-hopping and reading… I found more images on … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, good links, inspiration | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Good Links #1

To ease myself back into blogging I decided to create a series of posts with links to some of the things that I particularly enjoy as I ramble about the internet. I don’t like regular commitments, so posts will be … Continue reading

Posted in good links, good things, inspiration | Tagged , , | 4 Comments