|What inspires you the most about your work?
Nature really does it for me and I love inviting others into that realm, especially if they don’t tend to make time for it daily. I love to inspire others to feel the earth, to listen in and to see all the beauty. I also like having limitations of some form, like my camera; it’s a 35mm fixed lens camera and it invites me to explore the world through that viewfinder. You need to get really close to your subject if you want it to fill the frame, and there tends to be a lot of movement in my work. Or with my chocolate, ingredients I use are very specific. I love searching for the highest quality ingredients to create a product that really feels that way.
What does ‘self care’ mean to you?
Listening- truly listening- to what is happening in the body and mind. This way you can feed your spirit / soul. Life (pretty often!) doesn’t always go to plan, so being able to recognise what it is you need and adapting to situations is something I continue to tune into. For me that requires nature time and silence, or having ritual can be helpful. Learning to slow down and have patience with the unfolding of life. There are so many ways to tune in, and I think that can be overwhelming at times with all of the options available to us. Eating clean, nature walks, breathing, drinking tea and pulling tarot cards are all forms of self-care that tune me back to centre.
Skin and hair care rituals:
I currently have an outdoor shower, this is really all I need! It’s the best ever and if I could take it with me everywhere I went I would. I use Monk Oil on my body, it has a nice natural fragrance and its simple. I like simple body care. I drink lots of herbal tea as well, really into Tulsi and Liquorice. Adaptogenic herbs have been a staple for me for many years now. They shift and change with time, but those are currently my favourites.