Turning Failure Upside Down! To make visible what matters. The Turning Failure Upside Down kit is out and about, doing its work all over the place, so I’m dropping in with a little behind-the-scenes story and exciting workshop dates! I so enjoyed...
A new-ish book! I'm excited to let you know that I've contributed a chapter to a great book that is out on shelves. I'm a little behind in sharing this news but with the launch of my revamped website, now is as good a time as ever to chat about it. This...
After an extended gap year of painting blooms, travel and time out in nature in all sorts of glorious spots, I’m joining 3 treasured friends for a group exhibition: Celebrating Colour and Friendship. We’d love Brisbane folk to join us on opening night if you’re free. 27th May at Aspire Gallery.
The streets of Brisbane are awash with purple! It’s a beautiful time of year in this part of the world. The Jacarandas are blooming and their fallen flowers have created a magnificent carpet of colour on the footpaths of my new neighbourhood. Yes, I’ve moved and my essay – 5 days of Unpacking: Reflections on […]
Creativity, a Pathway to Hope. I’m a huge fan of Maria Popova, the well-known Brain Pickings writer and self described ‘interestingness hunter-gatherer’. I read one of her articles the other day where she explores ‘how drawing trains you to see the world more clearly and to live with a deeper sense of presence.’ […]
It’s been a while since I said hello. Truth is I’m not much of a blogger and seem to do my writing and arty creating off line. However, there’s an In-Conversation event coming up in Brisbane on June 19th and it would be lovely to see you there in person. I’ll be chatting with Joan Wilson-Jones […]
The Jessie Street National Women’s Library is an absolutely wonderful Australian resource. I hope to drop in for a visit the next time I’m in Sydney. It is a unique specialist library dedicated to the preservation of Australian women’s work, words and history. The Library was established in 1989 and is named after Jessie Street, […]
I recently returned home to Brisbane after volunteering in Cambodia for a few weeks. I’m still digesting my experiences in this exotic kingdom, there is so much to take in: the beauty, the gentle spirits of the people I met, and sadness, too. The poverty, the scars of genocide, the trusting smile of […]
What a heart-warming weekend! I so enjoyed speaking with the community at St Mary’s in Exile, South Brisbane – such an incredibly warm and engaged community – thank you everyone! If you would like to hear the podcast, you can have a listen here. I share our family stories of love and hope in […]
For those of you who can get along to St Mary’s in Exile this weekend – I’ve been invited to share stories from Green Vanilla Tea at all the community gatherings. Books will be available at the drop shop with proceeds going to Micah Projects – have a browse on their website to see the […]