Tuesday, May 31, 2011

oh my heart

Oh my heart.
To you I come upon bended knee.

My head is bowed in repentance,
And I ask for your ear.

How long must you endure,
The poor decisions of an untrained soul?

Expected to survive.
Through each storm
After storm.
Tossed and turned upon the waves.
Of others.
The waves of others.
Other people's waves.
Not yours.

To you I humbly offer a promise.
A promise of shelter.
Of time honoured shelter.
Of what you deserve.
Of what you are worthy.
Of joyful peace.

This I pledge to you,
Oh my heart. 


me xxx 

Saturday, May 28, 2011


I had the most wonderful experience the other night

I flew
In my dreams, I just took off.
I remember thinking, "I haven't done this in a while"
but I just rode the waves of air and soared up high.

Someone said "she really can fly"

It was the most amazing thing I have ever felt

I hope it happens again soon.

me xxx

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

happy birthday Bobby

 me xxx


inside, I am pretty sure I am Hanna

I mean I reckon I could fight like that 


Saoirse Ronan is such a beauty

me xxx

windy city

Busy times here in Edinburgh, hence the lack of blog activity ... 
I am missing it very much indeed.
Yesterday I took a lovely walk along the river to 
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The weather was all over the place, as was I -
turns out it's pretty windy in Scotland
But, the cobwebs were well and truly blown away which was most therapeutic to my soul

on arrival, this message awaited me

I actually laughed right out loud

you have to love the unexpected gems life scatters in our pathways.

I also spied a couple of Anthony Gormley men on my travels ... 
it all felt a bit like a treasure hunt adventure
me with my map, getting blown across the street, climbing lots of steps and listening to Mike Scott.

Good times.
me xxx

Monday, May 9, 2011

Keeler & Tornero

Yesterday, I was back down to London briefly
for some music rehearsals.

We were working in some studios in Stoke Newington,
also home to some very interesting artists.

I picked up this flyer ...

"Chin Keeler and Emma Tornero work collaboratively. They trade ideas and thoughts to break through to a common goal, suspending their individual artistic vision and preconceived ideas in an animated dialogue of polar styles. Both work on the same piece at the same time, intuitively sourcing imagery or deliberating on a concept or theme, negotiating spontaneity and intent, fusing Chin's immediacy with Emma's precision.
They describe their collaborative experience as 'scary, uncomfortable, frustrating but ultimately rewarding and exciting', and in this way they create images in which the impossible emerges as something perfectly natural, making their chaotic disregard for reality as plausible as ordered representation."

 What an amazing creative process.
It is always encouraging to hear that other artists continue
to find themselves in that initial state of fear
when they embark upon a new project,
but that they always emerge safely on the other side.
I have huge respect for those who are willing
to take that first step, over and over again.
It is extremely encouraging.

Three of their collage pieces which I love ...

 website, blog and shop

I, very unfortunately, will not be in London for their exhibition,
but perhaps you will be -
I think it will definitely be worth a look 

me xxx

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Lauren Dukoff

Trawling through Lizzy Stewart's beautiful blog 
I discovered the wonderful photographer and director

 (Devendra Banhart)

(Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes)

Such character and insight


me xxx

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Grassmarket, Edinburgh

On Saturday after morning rehearsals,
I happened upon The Grassmarket Festival
which included a wonderful art market, live music and dancing

the sun was shining and I was very happy

One of the stalls was run by 
Lizzy Stewart of AboutToday
(her lovely blog

I bought two gorgeous postcards 

'Nature Boy and Nature Girl'

I also adore this print ...
and might just wander over to her etsy to purchase it

Edinburgh has a lot of very talented people, 
and Lizzy is right up there with the best of them

me xxx

Pure Harte

Katie Harte from Pure Harte is my hero

She's stylish, talented and beautiful
and I'm not the only one who thinks so ...

Sarah O'Neill off of Stil Sraide 
(Street Style in Irish)
spotted her selling her gorgeous clothes 
at The Loft Market in Dublin

 me xxx

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

me xxx


It is not often that one will find a post relating to 
exercise on this blog ... 
But, yesterday, I found myself on a bike ride.

And not just a gentle one to a nice cafe for lunch, non.
A 30 mile bike ride.

Along with three other cast members,
I found myself cycling from Edinburgh, through the stunning countryside, to West Linton.

It was amazing.
A real challenge which I was extremely proud to complete.
A highlight of the day was stopping off for a little glass of something delicious
at the wonderful Linton Books
run by 'Uncle' Derek

  and I even purchased a little collection called

"Hope is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words - 
And never stops - at all - "

(Emily Dickinson)

I have to say I am somewhat sore (aching) today,
but the freedom of peddling along under the sun and through the wind is an experience I will always treasure.

me xxx