Creative chat: How do we deal with rejection and disappointment?

I’d like to provide some clarity on success and failure. I’ve received my first rejection for the year. See, I do receive rejections too!  REJECTED I think it’s important that writers, creatives and artists view these situations as steps forward and not back. Myself, having studied counselling, community services and now social welfare, working both […]

Another year goes by! 2018 will be great. #GreatBeginnings #PositiveThoughts

I’ve had a great year! I’m very grateful to have experienced small personal progress artistically with my first play performed as a play reading with actors under the professional guidance of a director, then I had another poem published in an art and literature journal and I was lucky  to see one of my microfiction […]

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 […]

An extreme close-up with uncertainty and unease #Playwright #Screenwriter #Author

When I began writing Crazy Plastic Love two years ago I wanted to explore relationships “the lived in experience”.  Questioning how I could look at the subjects of truth, lies and love closer to expose the characters’ true nature. Life up close and personal, if you like.  I believe I did that by enticing the […]