Wednesday, 31 December 2014

hello 2015!

dear year 2014
what a turd you've been
i do not mind
seeing your behind, 
and good riddance - 
never again to be seen

Thank goodness 2014 is almost over. 2015 - you better not be a jerk. Seriously.

Monday, 22 December 2014


she woke up crying
breathing fast
heart racing
little voice gasps
mama mama
the monsters are here
in my room
please stay near

shh, baby don’t cry
it was just a bad dream
no monsters can hurt you
when you are asleep

the monsters come
when you’re awake
beasts without a heart
and a human face

the real monsters

are out there
roaming free
in broad daylight
for all to see

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

the darkest day

We are with you, Peshawar. Our hearts are with you, open, raw, bleeding for you. Be strong, stronger than we can imagine being. 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

chez da vinci

Sketch made outside Leonardo da Vinci's final home, le Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise, France. I sat outside with my little ones, and we sketched. It was sometimes more fun than going inside. I stopped sketching almost a decade ago, so I'm completely out of practice. Going back to it can be frustrating, you don't have the same control on your hand, it can't keep up with your eye. All the more reason to never stop doing what you love. 

What do you love doing? Is there something you wish you hadn't stopped having time for?