Precious Painting; Precious Times

youngjune2bA catch up on life this year. Making head way with my writing! Thanks so much to those who have been supporting and following the journey!

Following the Crow Song

youngjune2b Me as Young Artist – by Edward Broomhall

I was delighted to receive this photograph of attending an art class in my childhood from our art teacher at that time.

Thanks Edward!

I remember this experience and this jumper so well.

It was one of my favourite jumpers, due to the multicoloured randomness of the pattern, and the soft feel of the wool.

I remember painting a self portrait of myself in the jumper to capture how special it was to me as well, and never forgot it or the painting day.

I think that will be a poem one day for sure.


I have written my early childhood up to when I was twenty and am letting that peculate for a while before deciding where to finish the story of growing up or whether to continue into student hood for my first book.

Work progresses on Magic Fish…

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By the Beach

By the Beach: June Perkins

I look forward to one day reading my children’s writings of their beach memories.

Perhaps our many family photographs will jog their memory, or maybe they will construct their own special memories from within.

My children like to do sand paintings, that disappear, with my daughter’s latest being of cat mermaids.

My blog is short because my heart is full of stories too long for blogs. An epic and expansive fantasy adventure novel has been brewing and a collection of poetry for kids.

I must make time to write outside the blogosphere.

The Faceless Portrait

Weaver Faceless Portrait – June Perkins

The Faceless Portrait is something I have been working with for a while, but haven’t ever gone into the philosophy of.   Seems there is a whole philosophy behind abstracting people either into the environment or their identity through taking the focus away from the face.

I intuitively like capturing hands in the process of  action,  especially when creating, whether it’s weaving, playing an instrument, or painting.

One of my friends who doesn’t like her face portrait being taken that much, but she enthusiastically offered her hand recently for this picture.

She liked  her weaving effort and was keen for me to capture it.

I was spending the day visiting her when some people came into her work to run a weaving workshop.  I even learnt to weave one, and was excited to get the hang of it.

I can see why people like to weave.

Here is another recent faceless portrait.  The hands were not clear, but moving fast,  sometimes I like them to be clear, but I liked taking this in a way where the hands where in flow.

Why not google faceless portrait to see some other examples!

Fingers in motion – June Perkins

June Perkins