Tour our Home

Welcome to our eclectic home in rural Ireland, an ode to creative expression and elevated living. I live here with my husband Adrian, our children Shaylyn, Saoirse, Sadhbh, and our cat Ernest Hemingway.   I designed and decorated the house Read more

'Creativity Salon' Now OPEN to New Members...

It gives me great pleasure to tell you that my new 'Creativity Salon' is opening to new members today Monday the 16th of November. If you're a regular here you know I've created the salon in response to the 'Creativity Read more

How to Have a Creative Life...

What does it mean to have a 'creative life'? Why do so many people yearn for a creative life, even when they're not sure what that is exactly? And why do so many people feel excluded from having a Read more

'Going In' - A Poem

'Autumn drawing to a close is silent, everything is still now. Soon the last leaves will fall, all in a rush, the years final bow. The house and I, today we hide, the fog has carried us away. The outside world has Read more

A Creative Daze

Morning all! 12 days into my 'Creativity Bootcamp' I'm so tired I think I'm sleep writing, so please forgive me if this post is less than eloquent but a creative haze has descended. On top of daily journaling, painting and poem Read more

Colm & Lisa's Magical Wedding in Malta

Get ready... for the most epic, the most photo laden post ever. It's the beautiful wedding of brother Colm and Lisa, on the 3rd of September 2015, in magical Malta... Here's the stunning bride Lisa with her beautiful bridesmaids, from Read more

How to be Free

”A survivor, fae, wild creature, figment of imagination, mine. It’s been a fight from the moment of birth, to live free for my time on this earth.

A mystery they say, blood of the aliens, I can’t be helped but can help sometimes with my blood like wine.

A wanderess putting roots down freely, head in clouds, still journeying, out of my mind.

Elemental, I am the wind wild gentle, see how I’m always moving, take you with me.

Woman, rebel, spirit warrior, force of nature, tearing old worlds down.

It’s never too late, to choose your fate, be swept away on a different current, to act, to feel, to burn.

When the day comes and you waken, know you never can return.”

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Made of Stone by MelanieDelon for Deviant Art

I’ve been fighting to remain my true self all my life. It’s been a battle, bewildering in childhood, exhausting for most of the time, but a battle worth fighting. Still, the years took their toll and I lost vital parts of myself along the way.

By actively creating the life I wanted, by making that conscious choice and being open and bold about it, I started to heal and recover more and more of my battered self, finding and nurturing parts that I’d lost, discovering new parts. My aim now is to speak more and more in my own voice, with less and less care or influence, and to, as Yeats said, ‘find the face I had before the world was made.’

As Nietzsche said, ‘no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.’

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A Catch up Poem

My days are the dream I dreamed, the road I took, writing, coaching, painting, my book.

Family life, and tribe, I work from the home that I built in my mind.

I feel peaceful, happy, fearless, fulfilled, the luckiest person who ever lived.

I’m probably not normal but definitely ordinary, I’ve had no special privilege, I’ve known poverty, dark days, single parenthood, I had no education to speak of.

This world I’ve created and everything in it was worth the work that it took to build it.

Now that it’s real, a change I see, what I made is now making me. I am so rich, but have no wealth, I have love, freedom, meaning, health.

I hope you will choose your dreams too, the life you seek is seeking you. 

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William Turner – I chose this painting to illustrate how I feel today, peaceful and light…

Hello friends, that just flowed from feeling good, you may have guessed! It’s been a stressful year but the source of stress has been postponed until god knows when. At first that didn’t help much but these past few weeks I’ve been feeling happy, fulfilled and peaceful… I’ve been feeling intensely alive too, alert to every moment, savouring, noticing, seeing, grateful. Like waking after a long illness, I have full use of my body, soul and senses. I am myself again... Chat to you soon, xo Jane

 

 

 

 

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