Episode Two of Squatting Toad – Emma McArthur

Here it is, Episode Two. So now, Squatting Toad is officially a series.I really hope you enjoy this interview with Emma McArthur of emmalucymakes.


As I’ve said before, I love what Emma does and wish I had the patience and staying power to create like that. If you’ve previous posts, you will know I do love a  good displacement activity (or even a bad one!).

I was really struck, though, by Emma’s description of the creative colleagues she’s met in her life in publishing and bookselling. Bookshops and publishers are natural homes for people who do interesting, creative things in their free time. Last year, I met a lovely bookseller in Switzerland who was passionate about her sideline as a make-up artist. One day, she hoped for it not to be a sideline, but, in the meantime, was enjoying her days surrounded by books and her spare time brining joy to people on their wedding days or other special occasions. Her passion was infectious and meeting people like her made me want to start this project.

I hope we’ll hear more from Emma as we progress. And, Emma, some Squatting Toad bunting perhaps?

In the meantime, if all this creativity and mindfulness is too much for you, there’s always displacement. Showjumping Swedish rabbits anyone??


Author: squattingtoad

Mel is a comedy writer and performer, with a particular interest in creativity and a cynical interest in the workplace and how its idiosyncrasies (nicest word she could find) can drive us all mad.

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