I became interested in zendoodle after collaborating with artist, Mel Shand on a set of workshops for the Banchory River Festival in 2013. This series of workshops entitled ‘Go With The Flow’ combined art and writing. Mel participated when I facilitated the writing workshops, and I participated when Mel facilitated the art workshops. Besides being a wonderful project to be involved in, it also awakened my own interest in drawing which had been dormant since leaving secondary school. I began to see the potential for combining art with writing and have been exploring this in a number of ways since. I have created several poetry sculptures for NEOS – the North East Open Studios event which takes place every year in September and am currently working on a series of Erasure poems from the book ‘Walking A Sacred Path’ by Lauren Artress.