I had been looking forward to the Lighthouse Arts five-day residency, and the time there really surpassed any preconceived ideas I had. At times, I felt like I was overseas. This beautiful place with its unbelievable scenery couldn’t help but be inspirational. The birds, the clouds, the busy harbour with ships coming in and going out, and amazing views from every angle combined to make this a really special place. Meeting other friendly creatives and seeing what they do added to this experience.

I made A4 size collages using the inspiration I saw and felt from this residency. Next year, I would love to apply again. It allowed me to be me, without having to do anything else for five days .