Bonjour mes amis…

she holds her hands up to the sky blue patterned alien friend
“Blue Friend” mixed media on board Copyright © Phoebe Thomasson 2014

Just a little note to tell you that I am filling up my pages with my artwork if you want to come and take a look…oh, it’s all going on here!

I’ve taken up a life coaching course and now I can’t stop working because my vision has exploded…funny that; why does it take someone else to give us permission to be the person we want to be? What went wrong with school eh?…yeah, don’t all answer at once…my boy is not going to school because I want him to believe in himself when he grows up…and all the time in-between…

Anyway, I think you should probably come in…it’s time….

x:-)

Living Joyfully with unschooling

What is unschooling? Well I’m going to let an expert tell you, but I do have a post on the way from my own experience as an ‘unschooling newbie’.

In the meantime you can learn more from Pam Laricchia (the expert) about an un-schooled life with your children here.

acrylic painting of a purple outcropping on a turquoise sea with a sun rising illuminating the sky with rainbow colours by phoebe thomasson uk artist

The Beach…My Medicine

I went to the beach on my own for the first time in years yesterday, and it was gorgeous! Not for any particular reason; it was very windy, but it was just what the doctor ordered for me and my inner artist.

I put my jacket down on the pebbles and was happy enough not to be bothered by them digging into my ankles as I sat crossed legged and wrote in my free-writing journal. I snacked on carob and dried bitter cherries and let the wind blow all my worries away.

It was nice not to have to worry for a minute about pollen up my nose, the washing up and who’s turn is it to be with Ewan. Even the most loving mummy’s and daddy’s need time to themselves to reconnect with nature; inner and outer, and this was long overdue for me, but well worth the wait.

I then walked barefoot on the sand left by the outgoing tide and resolved to bring my little family back here and knew that it would now happen, like it was supposed to, just because I’d taken the time to connect with myself first.

Well that time is here; the sun is out and we’re going to brave it together.

It’s taken a long while to feel ready to go out as a team, my energy levels have been so low but now I’m finding the missing pieces it’s getting easier to sustain good energy. I now realize that the sea is an important part of my healing; I was born near the sea and have spent a good part of my life in the water so it’s fitting that I’m going back to my roots.

Simple isn’t it!?