I was always encouraged to paint by my parents when I was young, so have always been confident with creative activities. I use a method of Zen meditation to create, by letting the higher intelligence of nature take over and do all the work. I’ve had several hospitalisations due to mental health issues, but to my delight have discovered the hidden blessings in what I have witnessed. I now realise that things could not have worked out better. And that even in seemingly very negative situations there is a higher good working silently.