Imagining what is possible…

The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is – it’s to imagine what is possible– bell hooks, Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations, 2012, Thursday afternoon Australia, warm afternoon, thinking of the significance of bell hooks to my life. I find myself back at a university named after an explorer, a coloniser, fetedContinue reading “Imagining what is possible…”

Final Hours Magic Fish Dreaming some Special rewards

So we are down to the final 46 hours for Magic Fish Dreaming and we’re at 133 precious and beloved backers, We just need $342 to reach $10,000 AUD. Mini Education kit $65 AUD https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/juneperkins/magic-fish-dreaming 1 plushy native animal toy, 1 Tasmanian Tiger Toy, 1 printed book signed by author and illustrator, 1 calico bag,Continue reading “Final Hours Magic Fish Dreaming some Special rewards”

Writers New to Blogging – Handy Tips 1#

Ivanneth Creative Commons So you’re a writer and have started a blog because everyone has told you to do so. Now you’re wondering how to go about it. 1) Pick your theme. With themes it’s a good idea to check what they look like on phone and tablet as well, as some themes translate betterContinue reading “Writers New to Blogging – Handy Tips 1#”

Murray Upper Cultural Day: A Photo Essay

Recently my son’s school went for a cultural day with some local Elders. The day began with a Welcome to Country. The children broke into smaller groups and some went for a rainforest walk to learn about the plants. It rained on the way so some of the students made hats out of leaves. TheContinue reading “Murray Upper Cultural Day: A Photo Essay”

The Power of Excellence and Dolls: Piece 14

My idea of beauty as I grew up was fair skin, straight blonde hair and green or blue eyes. Why did I choose the opposite of my own curly dark hair, dark skin, and brown eyes? Are we naturally inclined to opposites, or was I being shaped by the popular culture around me?  I wasContinue reading “The Power of Excellence and Dolls: Piece 14”