Laura Brand is an illustrator and mum of two. She shares her crafty experiments and creative ideas for everyday play in her book The Joy Journal for Magical Everyday Play and on her online platform The Joy Journal. She has led workshops for children and adults at Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Festival, Port Elliot and others.
Laura lives in the countryside with her husband, their two daughters, two dogs, two cats and chickens. Home is a place of muddy boots, abundant jars of play dough and hand-painted 'welcome' banners above the doors. With chaos and calm in equal measure, Laura aspires to guide her children in the joy of play as well as mindfulness.
Laura has found that having her own creative outlet, as well as facilitating a space for the creativity of her girls, has been a welcome tonic.