The idea of a muse is perhaps outdated these days but that’s what I’ve found in Jade. Over the past seven years she has been a constant support, trusted critic and willing participant in my work. Jade works as a palliative care nurse, it’s a constant reminder to take pleasure in the little things; the shadows dancing on a wall, a beautifully glazed donut but most importantly nature. The patients Jade cares for have no access to a garden or the outdoors, emphasising the fact that our access to nature is something most of us take for granted and it’s not until it’s taken away that we realise what we’ve lost. So, immerse yourself in nature, because the best things in life really are free.