Happy New Year and all that. I’ve not blogged for over a month. Ran out of energy last year but the New Year brings a burst of energy and a creative boost. Or should that be a kick up the backside? Thanks to artistic pal and Poetry with Friends sidekick, Gail Curry for that. Here’s some of her work I wore earlier this winter…


Gail’s been working hard. First she moved her studio to Whitley Bay and now she’s just launched the Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC programme of workshops for 2016. She’s put me to shame with her industry so here’s a plug for all of them.

Do you fancy having a go at Art Journaling or needle felting or Lino Cut or Gelli plate? How about participating in a Haiku Poetry workshop or have a go at “Writing the Unwritten”?  How about getting involved with Craftivism?

Tempting? Then visit Gail at Boo Boo and Ted at 264 Whitley Road in Whitley’s town centre or visit her website for details on all courses. Get yourself booked on a course and start this year the way you mean to go on.