The Healing Power of Visual Arts

July 26, 2021

GEM OF ZEN #38 The Healing Power of Visual Arts Today I warmly welcome Alexander Grosse to the blog. Alexander guest posts on a topic of which he has much experience and on a topic which I can very much relate to and that is close to my heart. Alexander is an artist and art blogger. You’ll find links where you can connect with him in his bio at the end of this post. In today’s post Alexander shares with…

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The 100 Day Project – Days 1 to 18

On 30 June I announced my plan to do a #The100DayProject – starting on 1 July, and explained a bit about what that is. For me, it is a plan to do something (anything) creative for 100 days. As it turns out, my art…

July 19, 2021
Delta Variant

Corona Chronicles #8 – The Delta Variant

Why I started the Corona Chronicles series? I started the Corona Chronicles series in April 2020 in order to create a bit of a written time capsule of this very strange time we are experiencing and here I am 15 months later with #8…

July 12, 2021

The 100 Day Project

I stumbled across The 100 Day Project on Instagram and also one of my classmates in art class is doing one. As I love a challenge (I’ve done numerous photo challenges) and I need to incorporate art more regularly into my life, I’ve decided…

June 30, 2021

Taking Stock – June 2021

Pictured above are some examples of art from my Tuesday morning art classes plus a few bits of recent exploratory art that I’ve done at home. The art classes don’t specialise in any one form of art. They’re a chance to taste test various…

June 28, 2021

13 Days of Scarves

I recently wrote about the fact that I have a heap of scarves that never get worn in a post I called Project Scarf-A-Day.  As the name suggests I decided to take a photo of myself wearing one of my scarves every day as…

June 21, 2021
Home internet

I REMEMBER WHEN we first got home internet

Home internet – let’s look at how it all began! Australia joined the global internet 32 years ago on June 23, 1989 via a connection made by the University of Melbourne.  It was mostly only used by computer scientists though.  It was a slow…

June 14, 2021

Project Scarf-A-Day!

It dawned on me recently … well actually it had already dawned on me but on this occasion it hit me with a thud … that I have many things that I LOVE that I do not use or wear.  I’m always waiting for…

June 7, 2021
Today is my birthday

Today is my birthday!

Today is my birthday and I’m going to revel in it!  Let the festivities begin!  I turn 57!  Yes that is certainly getting up there.  Yes it is closer to 60 than it is to 50.  But no I am not going to feel…

May 31, 2021

The Blogging Mojo

Image by Mr TT on Unsplash WHAT IS A BLOGGING MOJO? The blogging mojo to me is a phenomenon that fills a blogger up with enthusiasm, inspiration and plenty of ideas for topics to write about and the motivation to sit and type up…

May 24, 2021

Corona Chronicles #7 – My first jab

It’s the afternoon of Friday 7 May and I’m wondering what I should post about on Monday 10 May because I know I need to make a start on it.  I’m feeling very tired and don’t have the energy for a post that requires…

May 10, 2021

A shared birthday

Today is a special day so it didn’t feel right to blog about anything else.  It’s the 3rd of May and it’s my Mum’s 80th birthday and my daughter’s 26th birthday.  Yes, they share a birthday!  In fact, Mum and Dad came to look…

May 3, 2021