Words and Pictures Reviewed by Renee Hills

Review of June Perkins’s Words and Pictures Tour (Queensland Art Gallery, Sept-November 2018) French artist Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917) famously said ‘Art is not what you see, but what you make others see’. This was truly my experience when I joined June Perkins’s tour of Words & Pictures. June’s interactive journey through the AustralianContinue reading “Words and Pictures Reviewed by Renee Hills”

Quiz mastering the inner

We’ve come along way from the ink blot and skull personality test, or have we? Today I was surfing the internet, checking mail, facebook,doing writing research wanders on an artist I am developing as a character in a short story and decided to do some quizzes.  You know the ones that tell you ‘your innerContinue reading “Quiz mastering the inner”

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”