This isn’t pretty

This simple little abandoned building is part of a number of agricultural relics remaining from a poultry and egg farm. Many of us have a romantic idea of a farm and we conveniently disassociate farm animals from the brightly packaged products we buy in the supermarket. Increasingly, consumers are now realising the horrific realities of…

What if?

Charles Darwin wrote “The Origin of Species” in 1859. The book revolutionised how we see ourselves and evolutionary biologists still rely on Darwin’s work today. Remarkably, when he wrote the book, Darwin did not know about DNA. It had not been discovered. We now know DNA is fundamental to understanding life on Earth. What would…

Art Trail 2017! YAY!

The Samford and Surrounds Arts Trail and Open Studios 2017 is on! This year’s event marks 12 months since I began posting about my creative life.  What a year!  The studio is looking fantastic and it has been great meeting with local art lovers and catching up with some of my favourite clients.  There is…

Magnificent Mandalas

Last minute inspirations for the Open Studio Trail 2017.  I call these “Freestyle Mandalas”.  After working within circles so much lately I really wanted to escape.  Here I go…..Baby steps! These are so much fun to do.  I totally lost track of time and space:  Completely absorbed in repeating patterns.  The geometry of the circle…

The joy of making

I have a tendency to over think things.  When my head is spinning there is nothing better than to sit somewhere peaceful and make something out of nothing.  These little baskets were made from an old pair of trousers and short pieces of hand-spun yarn that fall to the floor when I cut woven works…

Busy

Recently, I was prompted to consider “busy”.  The glorification of busy.  There is a lot about our modern lives wrapped up in that word. I know I do fall into the busyness trap.  However, I believe there can be beauty in everything.  Even busyness. I need to be kind to myself,  breathe out, and remember…

Art, Science and Spirit

After lots of reading and researching, I have discovered that my interest in understanding the cosmos and the nature of reality is shared by many artists, scientists and philosophers.  While on this journey, I have struggled most with the role of the spiritual.  When I put my rational scientist hat on I feel the need…

Launching September 1 2017!

Hello and Welcome! For creative spirits who want to rediscover the artist they were born to be. Get ideas and opportunities for artistic play and friendship to open brand new horizons. Unlike traditional “How to…” courses and workshops, membership will provide ongoing “What if?” resources for personal flourishing and your unique artistic vision.   Contact us…

I am “star stuff” contemplating the stars

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff……. We are star stuff contemplating the stars” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos When I look up at the stars I feel…

Light, Life and Cosmos

Continuing with light sculpture.  I have been inspired by WMAP images that detect radiation reaching us from the birth of our universe. Have you heard of the white dwarf star nicknamed “Lucy”?  A dead star with a solid diamond core.  A diamond the size of a planet! It is remarkable to me that we are…