A writing project in #8words by Queensland Writing Centre #change #love #home #play

Do you have an #8wordstory busting to get out? What would you write about? Which category/prompt would you be writing about?   #change #love #home or #play Southport I was very grateful to judge Nick Earls for selecting my story to be broadcast on the GOA digital billboards in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. […]

First Mental Health Discussion @ OZ Comic-Con #ProgressiveSteps

When I first made the decision to submit a proposal to Oz Comic-Con I wasn’t sure how it would go. I wasn’t sure 1) if the Con coordinators would even consider including the subject of mental health and wellbeing or 2) if anyone would turn up for it. Panel Subject An artist’s guide to mental […]

Understanding Abstract Poetry. #Writing #Rhythms

So you want to write an abstract poem? Well, I was lucky enough to have a poem selected and published in an art and literature journal this month. The theme was abstract.  The art and literature journal was ArtAscent. Let’s begin with understanding abstraction. Anything abstract often exists in thought or having no particular concrete […]

Artistic Exploration #Aging the way we should or should not #HereAndNow

The famous Japanese painter Hokusai said that everything he did before he was 73 was quite worthless and that it was only after then, he had embarked on his true artistic career. Instincts or innate impulses. innate meaning – existing in you from birth. (e.g. innate musical talent) impulse –  influence a particular feeling or […]

Trust in the crazy moments #BeingAFearlessCreative #TheAbstract

Creating something that the viewer understands can be even more powerful in the abstract form. But it’s no easy task.  The elegant balance of creating something that viewers will be intrigued by but also understand is the challenge. However, I’m a great believer on not planning everything in a creative concept. And the reason is? […]

The Words Pour Out Across Space and Time #Poetry #Poems

The harrowing task of writing a poem used to be just that, harrowing. Mostly because I didn’t want to take risks. I was always trying to understand the work of great poets. Usually, that’s what we do as writers, we examine other work to understand how to write well. With that academic knowledge comes great […]