Sanctuary First - my first podcast!

I was delighted to be asked by Laura Digan of Sanctuary First to be interviewed for their latest ‘Christian Creatives’ podcast.


Laura has been meeting with different creatives to discuss their work, their processes and how their Christian faith influences their work. She discusses sources of inspiration, practicalities and managing confidence with creatives from different disciplines.



I must admit I was a little daunted with the whole live recording situation! However it was a lovely experience and Laura was so lovely and welcoming I really enjoyed being part of it.


I found that it really helped me to put into perspective the work I do, my processes, why I find happiness in what I create and my plans for the future.


If you’d like to have a listen just click here.


The Task


As part of the podcast I was asked to think of a ‘task’ for listeners to get involved with. I absolutely loved Grayson Perry’s 'Art Club' on Channel 4 which discussed the lockdown in a creative way and, being inspired by it, I thought it would be nice to ask listeners to send in a picture of what ‘home’ has meant to them in lockdown. It can be in any medium and as simple as you like. Inspiration examples could include the view from your window, 'clap for carers', watching tv, your pet, family members, food, drink... anything that has defined 'home' for you.



To take part and send in your entry to be part of the online gallery just visit the blog.


I was actually in the middle of creating a large scale oil painting of the Pentlands which I can see from my home whilst this was recorded. This is my take on what 'home' has meant to me. I really enjoyed layering up the dramatic skyline which changes every day and is a constant source of inspiration for me. I often feel it reflects my mood!


The Pentlands. Oil on Canvas.


About Sanctuary First


Sanctuary First is a wonderful place you can go to in a busy, overwhelming digital world to find peace and sanctuary, as the name suggests.


In a world where many people are looking for something more meaningful in their lives, this is a welcoming space where you can find encouragement, guidance and inspiration. You don’t need to be a Christian to come along. Even if you are looking at your own spirituality or just interested to find out more it’s an amazing place to find inspiring words, music and art.


Sanctuary First regularly produce short films, podcasts, blog posts, live-streamed music and spoken word events, worship leading/personal reflection resources, and training workshops.


The aim is to establish a network across Scotland and around the world, so that people can encourage and inspire one another.

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