International Women’s Day; pen portraits, poetry, posts past

Wishing you a happy International Women’s Day.  Wishing you strength in your quests to empower women. Enjoy! Weaving Sunset A poem. Poetry of Mahvash Sabet  A review of a poet rising above her situation of being a religious conscience prisoner. Empowerment of Women A reflection. It’s all in the Sidetracks When I first met Jennifer Martiniello.Continue reading “International Women’s Day; pen portraits, poetry, posts past”

Living in the North: Influences on Magic Fish Dreaming 1

These are just some of the places that inspired Magic Fish Dreaming.   When we lived in the North we were surrounded by banana fields, sugar cane,  fishing spots where crocodiles might lurk,  wonderful beaches, green tree frogs, geckos and more. The children had a lot of space to play in and a small archeryContinue reading “Living in the North: Influences on Magic Fish Dreaming 1”

‘THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK’ MAGIC FISH DREAMING

Originally posted on Magic Fish Dreaming:
  It has been a bit more than one year now, since June Perkins contacted me to illustrate Magic Fish Dreaming, a series of poems describing, with softness, mystery and humour, the beauty and richness of a region of Australia: the Far North Queensland. This project immediately appealed to…

Ecology Quest 1 – Bush turkey holes, and finding a bat wing coral tree

Yesterday I read the following from David Attenborough:  “Where in 1945 it was thought that the way to solve the problem was to create wildlife parks and nature reserves, that is no longer an option. They are not enough now. The whole countryside should be available for wildlife. The suburban garden, roadside verges … allContinue reading “Ecology Quest 1 – Bush turkey holes, and finding a bat wing coral tree”