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Why do we create? Why is my cat overwhelmed? How do you make mud plaster? What's the recipe for Lyutenitsa? Jo Bradshaw is a writer, artist and mother and lives on a mountain in Bulgaria.


I live on a mountain in Bulgaria. I am a writer, illustrator, natural builder and mother. When I was little, making mud pies was my favourite thing; now I do that but more fancy, with clay plasters and book writing and food, lots of food.