Nigella and Michelangelo

Nigella and Michelangelo

‘I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.’  Michelangelo (1475-1564) Sculptor, Architect, Painter and Poet Staggeringly simple, beautiful words, full of imagery that touches my heart, giving me goosebumps. That’s what I want to...
Power Words Magic Charm

Power Words Magic Charm

‘I am.  Two of the most powerful words, for what you put after them shapes your reality.’  Gary Hensel We work with and write about textiles.  Every word and every image should render a visual and imaginary spectacle depicting the allure of thread and...
Top Secret – Who Are You Writing For?

Top Secret – Who Are You Writing For?

The answer is your audience – and the best advice is to write to a single reader.  John Steinbeck did. How on earth do I do that?  The answer is demographics.  Really, do I want to do that?  Turns out, it’s not as difficult as I first thought, and now,...
Energised Writing

Energised Writing

‘I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.’  Flannery O’Connor Creative writing is like a childhood frolic in a many-hued, leaf-strewn park or high-stepping alongside Gene Kelly in ‘Dancing in the Rain’. It...