Ciao mo tenei wa / Ciao for now!

May 10, 2023

When this post publishes, it will only be a few days to go until we leave for New Zealand. I do hope I’m feeling more organised by then and I’m ready to go! There’s that saying that “it never rains but pours” and that would be true for me of late. It’s been a bit full on around here and I’ve had little time to focus on our trip or get prepared for it. There’s been Mum’s fall which meant…

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ART CHAT #15: Draw Your Day-14 April to 23 April ’23

Draw Your Day & how I’m feeling about it Just a quick Art Chat today to wrap up my pre New Zealand Draw Your Day’s! I’ve done a couple of others since these in the new travel sketchbook but they can wait until we…

May 9, 2023
juggling balls

Juggling all the balls

Just a quick post to put in an appearance here on the blog and update you on stuff around here. We’ve all heard the variety of quotes about how in life we juggle lots of balls and sometimes we have to drop one or…

April 26, 2023
Moffat Beach

ART CHAT #14: Draw Your Day-16 March to 10 April ’23

Draw Your Day & how I’m feeling about it It turns out that I’ve quite a bit to say this week, so grab a tea or coffee and settle in for a bit! My sketch book continues to slowly fill. I’m finding that when…

April 12, 2023

Moffat Beach, Caloundra

So we had our few days away at Moffat Beach, Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, just over an hour north of us here in Brisbane. It was beautiful, but of course, not long enough. It was however better than nothing at all and will…

April 5, 2023

Taking Stock – March 2023

It’s time for my first Taking Stock post for 2023!  I can’t believe it’s already been over 3 months since my last Taking Stock post in December 2022. In that one I used the A-Z word prompts dreamt up by Denyse Whelan. This time…

March 29, 2023

Empaths and Creativity

Empaths and Creativity It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post for Empath Corner. That’s because life has been super busy for me, and I’ve been putting a lot of my spare time and attention to my art and that is what…

March 22, 2023
Draw Your Day

ART CHAT #13-Draw Your Day-15 Feb to 14 March ’23

Draw Your Day and how I’m feeling about it ‘Draw Your Day’ has kicked off a new obsession. I’ve been obsessed with watching art videos on YouTube lately and I’m loving it! I’m learning so much. I’m finding artists who do the kind of…

March 15, 2023
Calm scene

The Vagus Nerve

GEM OF ZEN #40 It came to me one day that the purpose of all posts so far as part of this Gems of Zen series was to assist in activating a particular nerve in our bodies (the Vagus Nerve). This nerve helps to…

March 8, 2023
Draw Your Day

ART CHAT #12: Draw Your Day-22 Jan to 11 Feb ’23

I mentioned my new little project ‘Draw Your Day’ in last week’s blog post, and in that post I said I’d share the sketches I’d done so far in the next Art Chat post, and here we are today with the next Art Chat…

February 15, 2023

ART CHAT #11 – Draw Your Day

DRAW YOUR DAY Just a quick post today to let you know about a new little project I’ve taken on board. I came across the concept of ‘Draw Your Day’ from Instagram. I follow a lot of artists, especially those that dabble and excel…

February 8, 2023
Wanaka Tree

New Zealand – the itinerary so far!

NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL PLANS Since my last post suggesting we may be going to New Zealand, things have progressed! We are no longer going to try and see both the north and south islands within 3 weeks. We will only be visiting the South…

February 1, 2023