The Year of Living Duckishly

Thanks for sharing this one Gretchen I am reblogging it.

Thoughts Become Words

Did you know that?  In the spirit of The Duck Pond, here’s a heads up from author Jen Storer of Girl & Duck.

Exciting times!  Jen’s SCRIBBLES CREATIVE GROUP (writing and illustration) is having a FLASH SALE on 30th September 2018.  Join now!

Yay! That’s 30% off their signature online course – 30% off on the 30th.  Ink it in, okay?

 Then the SCRIBBLES CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS open on 1st October 2018.

Have you got an awesome picture book manuscript or a junior fiction story you think might fly in the competition?  Middle grade?  An exciting storyboard?  There are FOUR categories and I bet you’ve got something creative worth entering!

To read all about the inaugural SCRIBBLES CREATIVE AWARDS plus prizes and how you can win a manuscript assessment and one-hour Skype coaching call with published author Jen Storer of Girl & Duck CLICK HERE.

Clarrie's Pig Day OutJen, creator of Truly…

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Writing Sisters of the North Visiting Words and Pictures

Ripple Poetry

Carol Libke and June Perkins at the Queensland Art Gallery, September 2018.

It was a delight to catch up with my writing sister (by the bonds of writing and living in the Far North Queensland related), Carol Libke, from Far North Queensland, and to take her on a tour of my writing in  ‘Words and Pictures.’

The writers of the Far North are special to me, because they accepted some of my work for an anthology many years ago. The poem, ‘Grumpy Fisherman’ inspired by the theme ripples, was later to become the inspiration for the Magic Fish Dreaming poetry book. Furthermore, they invited me to attend and read at a Cairns Writer’s Festival lead up event, and to be on panels on digital storytelling and blogging. Carol attended a workshop in Mission Beach, and we stayed in touch when I moved to Brisbane.

Mission Beach Workshop after Cyclone…

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Losing Parents

Reflecting on the loss of parents, something which many of my friends are going through.

Ripple Poetry

Sometimes when I can’t find the words for someones loss
I send leaves, flowers and hearts
a poetry of stickers
for them to interpret how they wish

If I know them well I might
share a special memory of the person
lost and how that will always be
like gold.

But when stickers, and flowers, and
everything just don’t seem to fit
I scroll past silently and think of them
and write this to send.

For anyone of my friends and readers who has lost a parent

To all my friends losing parents this week
I don’t know your parents except
through anything you do that is inspired by them,
and anything you build in their legacy,

Or anything you do opposite to them (because you need to),
but you still loved them because
they made you see yourself clearly.

To all the friends losing parents
in the last few…

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Unforgettable – the poetry of memories

Ripple Poetry

My daughter chatting with Isobelle Carmody after attending the Write Links Mini Fest.

Reading a quote from Cathy Freeman at Soul Food, Milton.

Catching up with friends at a Baha’i history book event.  Book Club plans!  Hope to start this soon.

Working on poems at the Queensland Art Gallery in preparation for Words and Pictures.  My daughter takes this lovely photograph for me.

Soul Food Event, Bardon.  Seeing a friend’s new baby.

With my friend Chikako!

Attending Sprout Sunday and reading poetry with children and families and spending the day with Renee Hills.

Meeting the author of Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton

With one of my poems at the Queensland Art Gallery! Exciting times.

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Unity is Strength

Gumbootspearlz Photography

Image by June Perkins, Ngatu by Ruha Fifita and team

“Unity is strength…when there is team work and collaboration wonderful things can be achieved.”
-Mattie Stepanek

This image is of a ngatu at the beginning of its collaborative journey to have designs placed on it. It will have many people throughout Queensland, Australia contribute their concept of spring time. (Part of the Illumine Mini Festival)

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