The Intriguing Influence of Matriachs – and a Garden Photoshoot to Remember

I just caught sight of this blog from my daughter Meg and it reminded me of the photoshoot that she organised with her and myself in it. Maybe we are eccentric – and I didn’t know it!!

Meg found two old armchairs that had been chucked out and then she dragged them into our garden, dressed us all up in glorious textures and colours and next thing I knew we’re lying on the cold ground trying to look relaxed. I can see the photos are beautiful though – and the way Meg thinks always catches me by surprise so I am very happy to share these with you and I would love to know what you think.

Here’s what Meg wrote:

Meg Mosley Artist: “One image of my mum and I for my exhibition series on female identity. Identity is fluid but forms in familial bonds I am intrigued by the influence of powerful matriarchs such as Mothers and Grandmothers. These images are inspired by 1970s docu Grey Gardens about an eccentric Mother and Daughter. I chose the garden of my childhood home and we wore clothes & belongings of my grandmother. I also decorated the garden from my memories of the weird and wonderful parties my mum always had with her tribe of women friends! I’m a keen observer, I suppose I’m still working out where these women cultivated their power, warmth and charisma and what it feels like to have it and what it feels like to belong!”


Website Manager’s Notes
1. To see more of Meg’s work, do visit her website Here.

2. For many years, Meg worked with Jenny to develop Jenny’s Positive Press range of resources and to produce an annual, colourful and vibrant catalogue showcasing all the resources. Even though Meg’s work has now developed and taken her into new areas, our catalogue is still produced each year and this year, for the first time, we are thrilled that we now have a flick-over version of it online, which you can see Here.

3. Jenny Mosley runs successful and transformative positive behaviour for learning, circle time and social skills, and lunchtimes and playtimes training –Click Here to see all forthcoming public conferences that anyone can attend.

4. Many schools book Jenny Mosley for a training day, conference or a Working In School Day. Without shutting the school, Jenny holds staff meetings, observable circle times with pupils, works in the dining hall and playgrounds and feeds back everything to staff via meetings. For enquiries about Working in School Days, please phone 01225 767157 or email (Many schools follow a WISD day with an INSET day so that they can fully work through the ideas with Jenny.)

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