Hi there, and welcome.
I'm Siobhan Calder, a photographer, writer, maker, mama and nature lover. The restless body and unquiet mind behind Bless the Weather, which is both my journal and my creative ventures.
At the moment, I live in South East London with my partner Gavin, our toddler Rory and our Tibetan Terrier Elkie, but we are soon relocating a just out of the city and into Hertfordshire. It's been a long time since I've lived anywhere that ends with a 'shire' and I am more than a little excited to be doing that once again.
It's been a meandering journey for me, becoming a photographer. I'll save you from too many details and skip to the end, that's where I quit my job in December 2016 while on maternity leave to do the work that's in my heart. I'm figuring out how to balance that with being a full time mother, and so far it's been tricky but unbelievably rewarding.
I've been vegan for over ten years, and it's one of the best things I've ever done. I love cooking, being outdoors, making things with my hands and tending to my plants.
I can walk on my hands, play the banjo and make you the best dang lemon drizzle cake you've ever had. I try to live with less, slow down and be mindful of how I use my time. I like my food spicy, my boots muddy, my coffee black and my music with the roots still on.
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Rain Cloud and Sage - Creative chat with Siobhan Watts of Bless the Weather