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 […]

Women who dare to be bold and brave #International #WomensDay #CreativeLife

Once we would find storytellers sitting under a tree with pen and paper, digging through the story scrabble of consequences, conflicts and conquests. Most of those storytellers were men back in those old-timer days. It’s true to say that some of my most beloved stories were written by men and some of my favourite poetry […]

Creatives and their wellbeing #initiative #health

It was fantastic to read about this new initiative for the arts sector this week. I’ve known for a long time people working in the entertainment industry experience anxiety, depression and substance abuse in higher numbers than other industry groups in the general population.  Suicide rates are high in this sector also. So indeed there […]

Be More Than… Support Your Community #Volunteering

Supporting, assisting and coordinating are the skills I’m most proud of. Telling stories is another passion of mine. I’ve always believed that having a strong background in humanities and community service aids in my ability to be a better writer. Learning how to assist in enabling people to solve their problems requires a holistic approach, […]

Connect adventurously #Hiking in the Lamington National Park #Australia

Connect adventurously…Yesterday my daughter, her partner and I hiked the Illinbah Circuit. It’s a 16.6 km hike in the Lamington National Park. It has a  recommended walk time of  8 hours.   The track’s classification is a class 5 hike. A class five is categorised like this: Steep track with irregular surface and loose stones […]