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Wise Woman Sonnet (Tuesday, 29 August 2017)

The image above is from one of my art journals – her eye leaked, and she cried an unplanned and unexpected tear. And don’t we all do that on our way to knowing ourselves and learning to love the flawed humans we are?

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Posts By Category - Writing

Finding Freedom (Tuesday, 20 June 2017)

That box that people put you in – the pigeon hole which satisfies their need to classify and order their experiences – you don’t quite fit, do you? There’s that sharp edge that grabs and catches. You try to smooth...
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Posts By Category - Poetry Writing

Make Your Own Stencils (Wednesday, 30 November 2016)

During art journal classes, the one thing that everyone seems to have great fun with is stencils.  Spraying ink over stencils, and rubbing back paint through stencils is one of the first lessons I teach in art journal class. It’s quick, easy, effective and seems to unleash our inner child faster than anything.

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Posts By Category - Art Art Journal

Once upon a time there was a policeman... (Thursday, 25 August 2016)

Once upon a time, there was a brave, kind and handsome policeman named Russ. His job with the force brought him and his family of princesses to a small country town, where they met other little families and before very...
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5 Ways To Make Time For Creativity (Thursday, 11 August 2016)

People often ask me how I find time. Time to make art for exhibitions, time to write a book, time to make stuff. As though there could be some special, secret, time bending trick I might have discovered. I wish...
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Pencil Portrait Discoveries (Monday, 4 July 2016)

When our first grand baby – Payton – was born, I knocked out a pencil sketch portrait of her one day while in the waiting room for the torture chamber known as a mammogram. Sketching her was a delightful distraction from the...
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Posts By Category - Art
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