Dare to Dream – A Sustainable Life as a Creative

Guest blog.

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Our guest blogger is Dr June Perkins, who has recently published a beautiful children’s poetry book called “Magic Fish Dreaming”. To produce this book, June combined her artistic and creative talent, her academic qualifications in writing for empowerment, her poetic skills, her love of writing and reading, and her desire to make a financial success of her writing.  To do this, June turned to the idea of crowd funding and support from professionals in the field, and the results have been amazing. June’s exquisite poems are enhanced even further by delightful illustrations.

June has shared her experiences, as she wants to encourage others to follow their dreams and achieve success in their chosen creative fields.

Here is June’s inspiring story.

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June PerkinsI don’t know how many times I have heard people say, ‘Being a poet won’t pay the bills,’ and ‘Writers have a tough life. Why are you doing this…

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Magic Fish Dreaming Heading to Boonah

Magic Fish Dreaming Heading to Boonah!

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Delighted to announce that Magic Fish Dreaming will be shared in Boonah at this festival celebrating the Environment.

There will be tie dye magic,  Jim the Letter Box Man, a Junk Orchestra Jam, Recycling artists demonstrating, showcasing of a community tree jumper, and more!

It is normally held close to June 5th World Environment day, but this year is on Saturday 15th July starting at 9am, but then every day is a day to care about the environment.

Festival goes will also be invited to help create a community poem!

So do bring along your wish to add to this poem  – ‘What if you could have anything you wish for the world?’

Universal participation warmly encouraged!

June will share poetry during the day and copies of the book and a beautiful calico bag will be available for purchase.

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Catching up with My Creative Sister

 

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Yesterday I was so happy to see Magic Fish Dreaming illustrator, and creative sister Helene.

We have both been so busy.  I really miss her!

We are absolutely delighted to be collaborating to work on a  couple of special library workshops sharing the process of creating the Magic Fish Dreaming  book as well as encouraging children to imagine, create, draw and write.

It was so much fun planning the workshop!   What a great chat!

Time passed so quickly.

We now have a plan but will also respond to the wonderful input of the children and make sure they have lots of fun and opportunities to create.

The lovely Helene signed some more books for me, so on the 24th of June when I do my next book signing at Mary Ryans Milton, you can pick up a book signed by both of us!

Helene has a number of other workshops coming up, including one sharing with adults how to illustrate on the 17th of June.

Helene had a beautiful surprise for me.  She gave me a special print of ‘Beyond Caterpillar  Days.’  I have now framed it and am choosing a place in the house to hang it up.  What a great day.  I am still smiling!