Hey, I'm Helen
I’m a writer, copywriter, culture seeker, art dabbler and curious type.
I reckon that what inspires us can tell us a lot about who we are and what we have to offer - something I'm attempting to explore on this wee website.
Have a service, product or passion you want to share? Can’t put it into words? Suffering from content creation overload? Or, just, plain, don’t want to write?
Why Being Inspired Matters...
I used to be creative but I drifted. Drifted from the stuff that inspired me and wound up dazed, confused and with a severe case of what-I-call beige zombosis. To put it plainly: I got lost.
One divorce, two redundancies and seven moves later and this is what I discovered:
Life isn't a gradient of continuous improvement - through mythographer Joseph Campbell I learned it was more a series of ups and downs as mapped out in many of those myths I’d always loved
I was a damsel in distress - as mirrored by my love of Hitchcock heroines and, previously, Pre-Raphaelite waifs
I'd been trying to escape myself - a talk on art and travel at Tate Britain introduced me to philosopher Alain de Botton and also the power of drawing (which is another story)...
Knowing what you value (and don’t) forms a kind of inner compass - it keeps you in your flow: helping you make authentic, clear-sighted decisions
Those values help give you the courage to navigate life - through the bumpy, the boring and the brilliant bits, while trusting where your curiosity is taking you
Giving up your ‘handmade life’ for someone else’s design starves your inner knowing - Jungian analyst Clarissa Pinkola Estes says life is your very own kaleidoscopic adventure waiting to reveal itself piece by piece. Create it to someone else's design and there'll always be something missing...
As, Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame says: