Hello, I am eye. Pleased to meet you.
My name was given to me by someone who saw me in a way I felt I had never been seen before. Someone who spent the time necessary to get to know me, to get into my head and who asked me “what do YOU want eye?” at a point in my life when I was on the verge of being totally consumed by the desires, needs and wants of those around me. The ramifications from that simple question in my life were huge and I found myself akin to a shipwrecked sailor, cast adrift on the sea by storms, surrounded by wreckage and buffeted by waves and recently come to land in a strange, beautiful and unfamiliar place. I remain, however, grateful that someone cared enough to ask me the question.
I am engaged in putting my creative practice and my needs and desires at the centre of my life instead of consigning them to the scrag ends of the day when my energy is low. This blog is part of that process and in some way charts both my success and failure to meet that aim.
Friends are welcome, although I should warn you that any questions asked of me may turn into writing prompts. I will credit you when that happens if you want that but if not it will remain our shared secret. If you would like to ask me a question DM me on twitter, I am @_Masterseye there.
Music, art, books, food, dance, new things, myth, exciting ideas, travel, beauty, and my children and my M are my passions. I love it when they coincide. Those I love know that I love with a fierceness and with my will engaged to make it good and special for all concerned.
I engage on various social media sites and cross-post links to this blog in many places. I am delighted to find that this new land is not uninhabited as I feared but is peopled with a striking diversity and range of opinion, insight and kindness. I will be exploring its bays, mountains and valleys daily and if we meet during my forays, know that I come in peace.
My creative exploits documented here are as follows:
Written Media: blog posts here are formed of a mix of memoir, journalling, non fiction and fiction, both from prompts and otherwise. If you recognise yourself here and like what you read then I truly liked you. If you recognise yourself here and don’t like what you read perhaps as Annie Lamott says you should have behaved better. I endeavour to tell the truth as soon as I know it. I am halfway through an MA in Creative Writing at Brighton University and I am currently in hiatus with this.
Images: All images on this blog are created by me unless otherwise indicated. Most of my photos are taken on my phone and without a glamourous assistant. If this makes you imagine a phone balanced on a pile of books as I cavort semi naked in front of it you aren’t far wrong. I edit my photos in Snapseed and generally am happy with what I produce although I would love critical comments from those who know about these things.
Spoken Media: I was involved in a joint podcast with @Watching Distant and @Mistress34F which features sex positive guests and lighthearted chat about all things sexy and lovely. Find out more here
Reviews and Comments: I would be happy to consider requests for reviews and also for interviews and comments. Please contact me via twitter @_Masterseye for further details