Monday, November 23, 2009

These Are the People In Your Neighborhood: Jinny Blom

About Jinny Blom

" I began with life with a mixed European heritage of musicians, sculptors', artists and scientists, an unconventional Liberal Arts education and a bohemian family who loved travel and looking at things. I then trained in theatre design, ran my own delicatessen and trained lengthily as a Transpersonal Psychologist and Psychotherapist and had this as my principle career for twelve years, working with deeply psychologically damaged people. Many people cite 'life changing events' when changing career drastically and I am no exception. In 1996 said event, like a river bursting its banks, altered my course into garden design and now, eleven years later, I have found my metier.

I have just been nominated to become a trustee of Gardening Leave, a truly great charity that oversees horticultural therapy projects for ex-Servicemen and women who are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or other mental health problems. I have also agreed to become a board member of the Therapeutic Landscapes Resource Center in Beacon, America. This is a non-profit organisation that provides information, education and inspiration about the relationship between Health, Well being and Landscapes. In hard times it's good to be reminded of the real root of why we garden. "

These gorgeously textured black and white shots are from a book you can view on her page

Ms Unreliable said...

Lovely photos, and what a great cause. PTSD is close to my heart, as both my grandfathers fought in WWII, and both came back changed and traumatised. Any support and research is long overdue.

Thank you for sharing,

xx Kit

Anonymous said...

I love when you turn us on to new peeps and art! Thanks.

Phoenix said...

Beautiful! Those black and white photographs are amazing! And what an amazing way to help people heal - bless Jinny Blom for sharing her gifts with the world to make it a better place.

Bee said...

Gardening Leave. Don't you just love it when words so perfectly capture something?

Anonymous said...

the house remainded me of that one in CORRECTION by thomas bernhard. wow!

love love love

madelyn said...

good morning:)

tried to e~mail you but it keep
bouncing back to me

can you e~mail me please at

thank you!

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