Book Week With the Students from Higaturu Oil Palm International School

Originally posted on Magic Fish Dreaming:
Work from the students of the Higaturu Oil Palm International School which became a class anthology, Escape to Wonder A recent week of Book Week workshops via zoom, at Higaturu Oil Palm International School, was wondrous. Students were willing to imagine and open their eyes to a sense of…

Returning to Motherland 1#

I never expected that my first trip back to Papua New Guinea, since I moved to Australia as a one year old, would be in my fifties and via zoom and would be working with writers based in three different countries. Yet, none of us knows our future, and so it was that the lastContinue reading “Returning to Motherland 1#”

Lest We Forget – The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels

My mother tells me my grandfather was one of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels. That’s all I know of the story so far, apart from what is in the Australian War Memorial Records, and written by the army or historians. There is so much history that could have been written but might forever be lost. SoContinue reading “Lest We Forget – The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels”

Betty Cabral Collerson: Captivated by Nature

Betty, the eldest of six children, was born and raised in Belém, a town on the mouth of the Amazon River, Brazil. Her childhood included some amazing incidents, like when she woke up in the middle of the night with a spider monkey prancing in  her bedroom. At sixteen, by choice,  she went to liveContinue reading “Betty Cabral Collerson: Captivated by Nature”

The Powers of Paper with Renee Farrant

Today’s special guest is Renee Farrant, a paper sculptor. Renee Farrant’s art practice solely utilises paper, relying on self-taught hand cutting and paper-folding techniques. Working full-time from her studio outside Albany (WA), her preference for the paper-medium stems from an interest to create artistic expressions from everyday materials. Farrant believes that art has an importantContinue reading “The Powers of Paper with Renee Farrant”