In Times of Trouble . . .

Today I will be thinking as, an artist, writer, storyteller, of all the positive things I can do during this time of the Corona Virus pandemic! I feel calm and resilient, but protective of the vulnerable, but unlike Cyclone Yasi, which our family went through and recovered from, we don’t know when this particular situationContinue reading “In Times of Trouble . . .”

Submissions Week

This was a watershed week of submissions for me. I have spent most of the year reworking and editing a number of promising writing pieces, and working out whether some earlier projects are short stories, picture books or novels.  Sometimes I don’t know in the early drafts what the final form will be. Each pieceContinue reading “Submissions Week”

The days of porridge – draft1#

Originally posted on Following the Crow Song:
Rocks for Art and Dreams – June Perkins The first draft of this piece is the outflow of the emotion of memory.  Next I want to write it  more in a way that shows not tells.  In this draft I like the way the porridge motif works and…

Writing and Creativity Rituals

  My quest for stillness continues and part of the journey is to find a ritual that will help my daily creativity.   I am at a workshop in Sydney with an Indigenous Canadian, and she is talking to me about ritual and centering when one engages in any creative act, be it dancing, writing,Continue reading “Writing and Creativity Rituals”

Mother’s Day Inspiring Stories

Violinist bats (sculptures in the park), goannas and ducks attract the attention of my children. We all enjoy the reflections of the late afternoon. The ducks pose.  Birds feed on the flowers. Sound of Music classics from the band’s free concert fill the park. ‘Climb Every Mountain’and ‘My favorite things.’We all like different songs fromContinue reading “Mother’s Day Inspiring Stories”