SHE BLOGS

  • LIQUID SKIN

    I really like to talk about things “as if”. I like metaphors and get a real kick when a visual simile hits the spot. So when “Liquid Skin” came to...
  • Je Suis Trop!

    TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH Originally a “line” from the improvised, bilingual madness that was Frenchie Friday during Lockdown Level 4 in 2020 (see ...
  • BUT WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    B  E  C  A  U  S  E  I hope you’re doing the 100 day project or are following someone who’s doing one. If you’ve chosen a project close t...
  • WITH THIS RING...

    “I CANNOT DECIDE.” I really want to do the 100 Day Project this year. It’s quite a commitment. Experience has taught me that a firm foundation is ...
  • BEGINNER'S MIND

    Life can be seen as a series of overlapping projects (“deadline” is suddenly sounding…different 😳). Some of the things we do are literal projects (building a house, planning a wedding) and others more metaphorical (raising children, finding/creating work we love). Most of us are too busy to add yet more DIY to our list but if you’re at all creative or artistic, hear me out. If you’re not practising, there’s one project you should consider:

    A 100 Day Project.

  • KISS ME QUICK

      I really love research. Don’t get me wrong, I love being an artist and acting is fun, but finding out about stuff is my JAM. If I could be a res...
  • QUEERLEADER

      Like most of my ideas, this one came out of the blue: a picture-spark, a trick of the mind. Unlike most of my ideas, it turned up right in front...
  • FORCE MAJEURE

    In French grammar, the noun force is feminine and its adjective “agrees”, with an “e” on the end: majeure. If you google “force majeure” you get “unforeseeable circumstances”, “irresistable compulsion” (I like that one), “superior strength” ( I LOVE that), “an effect that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled” (bring it on!), an “Act of God”.

    Isn’t that…love?

  • Sourdough Saved My Life

    The right materials, a process that works, and practice: these are what you need to make good sourdough. They’re also the things I use all the tim...
  • It's a GIRL(y, arty, thinky, talky, shoppy website)!

    "It has been a VERY long journey to (quietly) launching amandabilling dot com. I had my first meeting about a website at least three years ago. It’s been an odyssey of procrastination, crises of confidence, more procrastination, blinding insight, last minute technical difficulties, and finally success."