GARDEN OF GRATITUDE: creating a sense of belonging through playful work

Why Garden of Gratitude? Because whenever I go there I feel grateful. Grateful for this tiny piece of land where I could explore my relationship to the Earth in the heart of a loud and speedy city. Grateful for sensation of touching the dark rich soil and witnessing the life force coming out of it Read More


UPCYCLING STORIES II: Playhouse from recycled materials

We wanted to give our son something special for his second birthday. Something that nobody else will have. Something that one can’t buy. We wanted to invest our energy rather than money. To use our imagination and creativity rather than go for something completed. We took a deep dive in our childhood memories. There was Read More

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UPCYCLING STORIES I: Furnishing the house from the street

There is a great habit in England to leave old furniture, clothes or even electrical devices in front of the house so passerbys get a chance to have something they might need for free. When my husband and I moved to unfurnished victorian house in St Pauls we decided on an interesting venture: to try Read More



Hands up who thinks that decorating is boring unskilled job! Few years ago my hand would be most likely up too. Especially when I was studying socio-cultural anthropology thinking that training my brain could take my the furthest. Here I am in the middle of the third year of mothering with one foot in art Read More