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#doitfordolly (Thursday, 11 January 2018)

As a writer, I know how much words matter. The right words here, or the wrong word there, can change the intention, the power and meaning of my writing. The words we speak are no different. They have the power to slice deep, wounding in ways we cannot see. When enough of those wounds land on a heart it can be shredded beyond repair.

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Posts By Category - Writing

Poems Should Rhyme, And Other Beliefs (Friday, 10 November 2017)

Sometimes the things we believe hold us hostage. Stop us from trying something new or doing something brave. These words may or may not be a poem, but spilling them out in my journal helped me understand that while I may be quite attached to some of the things I believe, they don’t serve me well anymore.

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Posts By Category - Art Poetry Writing

Poured With Love (Saturday, 4 November 2017)

One of the most rewarding things about this artist gig is that sometimes I get to create special pieces – tiny touchstones, with love poured into them for those situations in our lives when words are hard to find, and fail miserably to convey what we hold in our hearts.

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Posts By Category - Art

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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