Laura Ding-Edwards is an artist and writer from Herefordshire, UK. She started her business, Rainbird Roots, in 2016 and quickly went from painting as a hobby to full-time artist, commissioning pet portraits, unique wildlife artwork & typography pieces. The Rainbird Roots brand name comes from her mother's beautiful maiden name of "Rainbird". You can see Laura's artwork by visiting www.rainbirdroots.com. Her first poem, The Mountain, was written in a car back in January 2019 and details her experiences of living with anxiety. It rapidly gained momentum on social media, having had millions of views and shares across the world. From this, more poems were written and eventually The Mountain book was born. Laura currently lives with her husband, Ronnie, and continues to write and paint alongside spending time with her two horses, Bess and Chester, whom she credits with being the source of her most peaceful moments in life.
"Woven within her evocative words are teachings that give life to the places within us only few dare to breathe""Like having a friend coming to sit quietly beside you and whispering everything will be ok" "Poems that bring peace and healing to a troubled mind" "Reading her work is like a warm, tight hug seen by your eyes but felt in the deepest parts of your soul" "A special talent for capturing the thoughts and feelings of all who are struggling and putting them into words that are uniquely beautiful and comforting" "Laura's work has helped me immensely, I believe her audience loves the authenticity and connection with her" "The wisdom that our hearts are trying to tell our minds" "I truly, truly believe these poems have saved a loved ones life - the power of Laura's words gave them hope, recognition and a pathway into how they were able to express their feelings" "Some of the most important writing I've ever had the honour of reading"