Admirable Artists

Artist Profile: Fred Smith

The artistThe book Tonic. That's the predominant word that comes to mind when I consider The Dust of Uruzgan. Once in a while something happens along that is kairos - the exact thing that is needed at a particular time. Fred Smith's heartwarming book is one of those. My connection with Fred is as a… Continue reading Artist Profile: Fred Smith

Admirable Artists, Creative Crafts

On Fashion

Melbourne-based tattoo artist, Benjamin Suski: scroll down for more information When I was growing up, having a tattoo was a sign of membership to the underbelly of society: the hoodlums and nasties that frequented jails and motorcycle gangs. I knew people with prison-style self-done tattoos of blue ink (spelling L O V E and H… Continue reading On Fashion

Admirable Artists

Note to Naomi

Naomi Osaka: a role model of integrity and compassion Naomi Osaka left the French Open: her appeal to the machine that is the professional tennis circuit - to be excused from post-match interviews due to her anxiety, as she is battling depression - ultimately fell on deaf ears. Full disclosure: I am not, have never… Continue reading Note to Naomi

Creative Crafts, Forever Friendships

Depth Dive

Illusions of depth. Dive deep into the fabric of the craft. Explore. Follow the patterns as they meander across the cloth, joining into closed shapes sometimes and at other times becoming pathways to infinite worlds. Each cloth - each stitch - has a unique story. As I sort through them with my mother the room… Continue reading Depth Dive

Mindful Musings


A life well-lived, true to self Lately I’ve been thinking about legacy. What is legacy? The Macquarie Dictionary defines legacy as (and I paraphrase): A gift of property by will; a bequest.Anything handed down by a predecessor.A consequence. I see legacy as falling into two broad categories: the formal legacy – what an individual constructs… Continue reading Legacy