Hi peeps! Just popping in to say hello as I haven’t been chatting on here in a while. I have LOVED being off social media for the summer and have been gradually rejoining this world and figuring out a healthy way to use it. I don’t really consider the online world to be set at the right pace for the creative process. It’s too fast and hungry to allow for the time it takes to develop yourself or your ideas. The other day I saw this magnificent, sprawling spider web stretched across a bush to a pillar and it had this minutely perfect web hanging there with the spider in the centre just chilling, not catching any flies just knowing she’d built the Sistine Chapel of all spider’s webs and that was plenty for today, and I stood there admiring it and thinking ‘Wow! Where’s my phone so I can take a picture?! And post on Instagram and talk about nature and simplicity and shit’. Well, cut to the next day and I WALK INTO her gravity defying masterpiece. Urrrrgh I felt like the biggest brute of a person. It actually survived or she had mended it a day later no thanks to my wanton carelessness but well, it showed me that I have not yet learned how to circumnavigate the superficial nature of social media. I think social media is great for showcasing the magnificent webs and the success stories and the emerging butterflies but it’s hard to depict the processes it takes to build those things. Self development and creation takes its own time so I think if you ever feel the pressure to be done and have a web to display then fight against the fuckers who would snap a picture and then walk into your web without a moment’s thought, and set your own pace. There is something so liberating and empowering and LOVELY about detaching and doing things where nobody in the world can see. Not sure what I’m trying to say other than hi I’m back online but will be using it more conscientiously now, and a public apology to the spider for being exactly what they expect of humans. I’ll try not to walk into any more webs and appreciate things beyond their surface appeal. Here’s a picture of Puff being great at appreciating the present.