2015 has been a good year for me, made up of lots of lovely little experiences and adventures. Of course like the rest of us on planet Earth, I’ve had my challenges. Whether I’m getting better at handling these or the challenges are not as tough as in some previous years (I’ve had a few… Read More In Celebration of Small Things; A heated, saltwater pool and a Moodle called Daisy
Last week I gave my creativity an early Christmas present. I stepped out of the humid heat and into the cool spaces of GOMA, Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art which was showcasing the eighth Asia Pacific Triennial art exhibition. I still try to maintain the habits I started when doing Julia Cameron’s ‘The Artist’s Way’,… Read More The Artful Abundance of the Asia-Pacific Region: The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial at GOMA
Reflections on a River Crossing: Our Collective Journey from Despair to Hope “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in… Read More Reflections on a River Crossing: Our Collective Journey from Despair to Hope
My dog walks early in the morning before the ascendancy of the heat, takes me around the block of a salubrious inner city suburb where the gardens are rich with every tropical colour and smell. My favourite is the Frangipani. Whether p8nk or white, its subtle fragrance, carries the embodiment of the islands of the… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: Tropical Beauty
Walking through different cities, their squares ablaze and shops bustling for the Christmas season, you have to wonder if it is really possible to buy the festive season. We are certainly encouraged to believe so Christmas is the season of love, and if you really love someone, you will buy them a present equating to… Read More Can you really buy Christmas?
People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It’s too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies.” ― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance… Read More In Celebration of small things: Life
For such a culturally and ethnically diverse city, Melbourne celebrates Christmas in a way that no other Australian capital city does. Being in the centre of the now crowded city brought back memories of Christmas in the Sydney of my childhood. At some stage of the Midsummer feast, we would make the trek into the… Read More A Merry Melbourne Christmas