A writing project in #8words by Queensland Writers 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 […]

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 […]

Great leaders utilise great inner resources. #Connection #SituationalAwareness

Developing as a leader takes time. Leaders are indeed made not born.  Individuals have throughout history been born to lead, but the question remains, was he or she any good at it? When I first studied workplace management I examined different motivational theories including Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs which I came across again when studying […]