#GoodNews gifts… I keep travelling back to the past in search for answers to the challenges of now and I keep finding my sixteen year old self in an art studio discovering land art and the work of Andy Goldsworthy for the first time… I remember feeling a huge relief and joy that I could build pieces of art using the gifts of nature and that letting it drift, scatter, erode, and fly away was a part of its process, growth and beauty. As someone who’d spent hours creating perfect portraits and imitations of other fine artists’ work, I’d started to get a bit locked in. That fine line was always slightly out of reach and made my hands tremble all the more. Then along came Goldsworthy’s nests and streams and leaves and icicles and a new sense of freedom. It was ok to finally let go… I wanted to offer #GoodNews gifts and stories to people instead of tags. I went to the beach and I started building. Seagulls, dogs and children gathered around me and adults hovered nearby. I like to think that the gifts I made added a little something to their day and most importantly reminded them and me that we always have all that we need. We just sometimes have to dig a little deeper to find it and trust that it’s there.