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...

Thankyou

Yesterday was the 4th and final day of my Autumn course – The Meditative Art of Mandalas, or, the full title: The Meditative Art of Making and Contemplating Mandalas…anyhow, it went well. ‘It went well’ is a very inadequate description. Let me...

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...

Hill End artist-in-residence

I am away from it all, or, most of it. Hill End is at the end of the road, an hour and fifteen minutes substantially elevated and west of Bathurst. An old gold-mining town, established in 1872, a number of artists have made this place their home. It is charming with...

the talk…

I was right – wonderful people came along to my free talk. Many thanks – you know who you are 🙂 They heard a Shaun Tan story about a Dugong and a little boy who who followed his intuition, living creatively. They heard about common-garden, or ‘little...