Poppy Palin B.Ed (Hons) has been a Head of Art and an English teacher, as well as a general Primary school teacher. She has also been a sacred tattoo artist specialising in one-off meaningful pieces. She used to sing in various bands, including a Pretenders tribute act, and wrote her own songs, some of which can be found in the music section. She is a published author and illustrator as well as an artist. She makes jewellery and is also keen to create clothes and accessories - see Greenheart crafts for more details.
Her life and work are dedicated to wild spirituality - a way of living spontaneously, harmoniously,creatively and (most importantly) compassionately with respect for all beings, be they seen or unseen, human or non-human. An understanding of the interconnectedness - the essential Oneness - of Creation is at the deep green heart of all she does. She aims to promote empathy for all our relations no matter their species or appearance and her work is warmly inclusive, expressing unity and parity as well as relishing diversity. Her portraits of ordinary yet extraordinary people gently challenge accepted ideas of beauty and she lovingly depicts all kinds of wonderful. Through books and art she shares her experience of the enchantment that is present in everyday life - it's a wild celebration of All-That-Is!
PLEASE NOTE NEW EMAIL
Much as she welcomes and appreciates contact and feedback Poppy is unable to enter into an email correspondence with anyone. Because of immune, neurological and spinal problems she is frequently unable to use a computer or type as this causes debilitating pain, worsening her daily migraines...and the more pain she is in the less she can be creative. Because of these physical limitations Poppy isn't able to enter into either immediate or detailed correspondence with those who write to her. She isn't even able to keep in touch via email with the friends she already has. Please bear with her and she will respond to a query when she can, but can offer nothing more. Poppy does NOT have a 'Smartphone' or mobile device and is NOT online often so she may not see your enquiry for a while and can't give an instant response.
Please do contact Poppy but please also be patient waiting for a reply. Thank you in advance for your understanding, it is appreciated.
With love, especially to those others who suffer their own pain.We are one another. Never alone; all one.
"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you." Frida Kahlo
Above: Kahlo's 'Broken Column', perhaps a representation of her own pain and fragility, even as she stands strong in her spirit and meets the eyes of the viewer fearlessly