How lucky am I?
My original muse was David Swain.
He helped me find my niche.
He helped me find my balance.
He helped me find my footing.
He helped me know home.
micro mini canvasses
Sally Swain © original art
muse, David Swain (1923 – 2010)
would be turning 93 right now. My dear Dad.
He taught me to climb trees.
Folds, Spots and Wrinkles. A tree has no need for anti-ageing cream.
and know home.
I was not a confident little girl.
When I was seven,
Dad and me and creativity
Do you have a muse? Many ongoing muses?
Who or what inspires your creativity?
Dad and me
My original muse was my Dad, David Swain. Dad made a life of writing, cartooning and mentoring other creative sparks.
His first book, The Cantbeworried Tales, came out when I was seven. He gently satirised Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in cartoon and verse. This little book made a big impact on his world and mine.
The Cantbeworried Tales
David Swain’s first book
When I was eleven,