On creative thinking

Hello, and I hope you’re going well… Here’s something different for you above – a photo from the farm where I grew up in south-western New South Wales. Taken from the front of the house-yard, I was there just before Christmas. The skies seem so...

it’s about time…

To be honest, I feel like walking over to the shops and buying some chocolate! Hang on just a minute…ok, I’m back, and with a nice cup of chai. Now, this post is long overdue… A few things are happening. I’ve been doing some research...

Big events, and coming home

This last month, the world has seemingly shifted by more degrees than usual. Sometimes there are big shifts – a bomb lands, or the earth is fracked – the same thing really except with one we see the devastation and repercussions, and the other we...

News about the Florence Retreat

Welcome to my newsletter! It has been such a pleasure to connect with you, either through my courses, your courses, groups, via email or website – thank you for your interest and much more than that…most of you have been so supportive and kind. I often feel...

Spring series…

A remarkable month has ended with the completion of the Spring series of Level 1 Meditative Art Courses. It was an honour to work with everyone who attended. The Beechworth course turned into a retreat because we all stayed over! Generously hosted by the Flanagans in...

BE THE ROSE

Something unexpected happened today. A gift! I was taking my flyers to a shop in the city – a shop where I’d seen a notice board of consciousness-raising courses. There I spoke with Lauren, who told me she was confused about what I had on offer. We spoke...

Creative spring-time

Today is clear, still and sunny. Blossoms are just starting to bloom – I just checked on the Plum tree just outside my studio window 🙂 I’m starting a Spring round of my LEVEL 1 Meditative Art + coaching Course: AWAKEN your CREATIVITY.  It’s an...

Il Borgo Santo Pietro in Tuscany, Italy

Being artist-in-residence at Il Borgo for April this year was an unforgettable experience! It was as much about meeting great people as being inspired to create in different ways. Delightful guests came to visit me in the studio, set in the gardens. Some took a...

Mandala Classes

Last Sunday was the first day of my series of workshops – The Meditative Art of Mandalas. Eight remarkable people came along. Their insightful questions and wonderful creative responses showed me good reasons to run courses like this. So much has come together...

The New Year and Fear

Blessings for the New Year, Dear Friends 🙂 On the second day of the year, my dear old Airedale became seriously ill and the following heart-wrenching day, she said goodbye looking into my eyes, knowing, loving and fearless – what a remarkable dog! My heart feels...