Film Making Mentors: Piece 19

I couldn’t end this journey of who shaped me without special mention of Mick Bromage and Leandro Palacio who have helped shape my beginnings as a film maker. They have taught me that you start with your imagination and a storyline.  You begin to create that storyline through images and sounds. You match the imagesContinue reading “Film Making Mentors: Piece 19”

Swirling, Almost Something: Piece 18

  An abstract painting full of swirling almost something shapes, hangs above the stairs in the hall entrance, and grabs the attention of all visitors to Nance’s. Visitors, especially children, are always struck by it, and stop to gaze, as Nance asks them: ’What do you think it is?’ She adds their guess to allContinue reading “Swirling, Almost Something: Piece 18”

Skin and bone, short curly hair, dreams and fancies: Piece 17

She was a funny little thing that childhood me – skin and bone, short curly hair, dreams and fancies. She used to like to pretend she knew Joan of Arc personally. She was riding in her army. She stopped her burning at the stake. She loved to pretend she was Heidi, and so when takingContinue reading “Skin and bone, short curly hair, dreams and fancies: Piece 17”

The Farmer’s Wife: Piece 16

  She teaches me how to drive a car as if I was an extra sister or a daughter, so I can be free to leave my country home.  She says St Christopher will keep me safe when travelling and on the day of my driving test. Country places are shocking for public transport andContinue reading “The Farmer’s Wife: Piece 16”

Somewhere is the Memory: Piece 15

Somewhere is the memory of who I was – the wide-eyed child with serious looks, who was quiet many times when others spoke, yet a chatterbox with her closest friends. Does she shape me now that curious shy girl and tell me how far I’ve truly come in the journey of my life? She madeContinue reading “Somewhere is the Memory: Piece 15”