10 tips for artistic creation?

I came across this information by that usual chance route; looking for one thing on the internet and finding another. The 10 tips for artistic creation that the painter, Richard Diebenkorm shared were reminders to himself about starting a painting.…

For Dying Out Loud 2

A year ago today my Mum died. I am re-sharing what I wrote about my experience because I thought that it might resonate for some of you at this extraordinary time. Death of a loved one always throws up complex emotions and the threat of that…
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Stuck in the House 10 – Two Cameras

Over the last few days I have been using my new digital camera as a film camera. How have I done that and why on earth might you want to do the same? More information here: Photo Activity - 24 Photos and My 24 Photos Activity
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My 24 Photos Activity

Last week I posted an activity called 24 Photos that turned your digital camera into a film camera, almost. Over the weekend I completed the activity myself around Singleton Park and the deserted Swansea University Campus. My five favourite…
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Photo Activity: 24 Photos

Back in the day, when we only had film cameras, creating a photograph was a different experience to the digital world we now live in. The most obvious difference was that you could not see the photo you had just created until the film was developed.…
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Are you living in fear?

This whole Covid-19 experience is unprecedented in your lifetime and it is normal to experience fear. I know I do. If I catch the virus it is likely I would die. Fear is normal. Fear is an evolutionary habit, it is nature's protector. The oldest…

Stuck in the House 9 – Something for the weekend

How about a photo walk together this weekend? I will be going out for a big walk this weekend and creating a photo to illustrate the word 'enjoy'. Why don't you join in? It's on Instagram and uses the #leesphotowalk. Easy. Enjoy!
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Stuck in the House – Outside!

My free eBook Stuck in the House has a Photo Activity in it called Point of View. It is very simple, can be done with any smartphone or camera and asks you to try and create interesting photos in and around your house. The challenge is to…
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Swansea podcast

Come Together Cast is a new Swansea based community and culture podcast.  This great podcast is put together by Amina, Josh, Howard and Simon and aims to share a little of what is going on in Swansea during this challenging time. The Podcast…

Stuck in the House 8 – Hang on in there

This week I offer three simple things to help cope with the relentlessness of lockdown. I know we are only 4 weeks in, but some days it just feel like forever. How are you coping with the difficult days? Here are 3 thing that may help. Also…
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Stuck in the House 7 – Amazon banned my book!

Yes, it is true. Amazon banned my new eBook Stuck in the House. Can you believe it? Their short sighted reaction to the title and some key words have spurred me into action. Take a look at the video...........and then download the book.....for…
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A Long Walk

On a day when my equilibrium was a little shaky I decided that a long walk with my camera might help me to feel grounded. This whole lockdown thing is disconcerting at times, generally I am OK - purposeful; busy with my eBook writing and marketing,…

Stuck in the House 6 – Let’s get Creative!

How are you doing in these strange times? Have you established a new routine? What are you doing that is positive and creative to support yourself? Let's talk about it......
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Where the light gets in – Photo Activity

I have recently shared this with my newsletter subscribers, but I thought that at this time it may be beneficial for you all. This photo activity is a response to the Covid-19 pandemic and is inspired by three lines from Anthem, by Leonard…

Stuck in the House 3

A short reflection on what has worked for me during the first week of being 'Stuck in the House'. Maybe some of my experiences will help you to cope with the coming week?
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Stuck in the House 2

Something creative for you to do today.....   Photo Activity: Changing your Point of View Your aim is to create 10 photos in 30 minutes in your house. No more. No less. Use your Smartphone in Airplane Mode, to limit interruptions! …

Stuck in the House 1

Let's have a chat about what's going on! How are you coping with self isolation or social distancing? Here are a couple of things I have been thinking about, one or two mistakes I have made and what is supporting my health and well-being. If…

Are you stuck in the house?

I am social distancing. Who would have thought it? Three months ago no one imagined a little virus could cause this much disruption, and it is going to get more challenging. It is very likely that many of you will be stuck in the house; either…

Staying fearless

“ In meditation we discover our inherent restlessness. Sometimes we get up and leave. Sometimes we sit there but our bodies wiggle and squirm and our minds go far away. This can be so uncomfortable that we feel it’s impossible to stay. Yet…