Category Archives: Life and Loves

Return of the blog…..

So in my head I have that song from the 90s, “Return of the Mac” as I write this…. except that noone knew I’d be back as noone probably knew I went away.  Well I have been away for almost 18months.  The reasons for this are varied. I’ve launched an […]

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free harvest print out

The ancient Celtic Festival of SamHain is nearly upon us, a time where the death of summer is celebrated and the fruits harvested.  Why not download and print our FREE Harvest printable this Autumn!   Just click on the image to be taken to an A4 sized printable.  To print […]

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Shape Open 2013: Preview Night

So for those of you who have never ventured onto my ghost blog before (I call it this as it exists but not many people ever see it and you wouldn’t really know it’s there), you will be unaware that one of my pieces (in my With Me, Without Me […]

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Wickham Festival 2013

So being the sick but busy person that I am, it is only now, a week after the Wickham festival that I have got a chance to post about it. Luckily for us we live very close to Wickham and so what with illness, lots of animals and 2 children […]

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Disability and worth

In this post-Capitalist society where you are judged it seems on purely monetary and aesthetic terms what are you worth when society deems you to be invisible? Since becoming wheelchair bound this is a question that I ponder a lot.  The way disability is portrayed by the popular press in […]

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Feminism is a feminist issue

1st day on earth

I have been quite quiet for a while on lovemakecreate, this is down to a number of factors (mostly family related) but now I am back with what at first may appear a quite controversial post.  It doesn’t mean to be but I worry some may take it that way. […]

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The Voice Final and why people depress me

It is not usual for me to feel compelled to write about a TV program.  But things happened on Twitter this eve that have made me want to say something. As a disabled woman I find the comments that I have seen on twitter this evening depressing and disgusting.  Even […]

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Story of Mum: mums making an exhibition of ourselves! VIRTUAL TOUR


As mothers, it’s not often that we feel seen, heard and valued. Yet our everyday stories matter, and sharing them can inspire others. Story of Mum: Mums making an exhibition of ourselves is a touring programme of exhibitions and events in galleries and online that aims to put mothers in the spotlight. […]

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The Personal/Artist’s Statement Nightmare


I have had enough today.  My head is swirling, my stomach is sore and my children are driving me to nervous breakdown land (it’s real, I haven’t made it up, they have rides and everything). Anyhow despite my ill health and impending nervous exhaustion, I have had quite a busy […]

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Grow your Own

M & A tending to berries

I love my garden.  Really I do.  It provides me with a sense of calm, of achievement and joy, and hopefully in a couple of months, it will be providing my family and I with lots of delicious, nutrient rich fruit and veg. How can you garden if you’re disabled? […]

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