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
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
Walk a mile in my slippers. People who know me well understand that retail is not therapy for me. (In contrast, it’s quite the opposite and I avoid it as much as I can.) Still, there comes an occasion in everyone’s life when a little retail therapy is just the ticket for – in my… Continue reading Retail Therapy
This 'vision board' has been on my wall for a couple of years now: a reminder that I can manifest my most deeply-held dreams. As the innards of my upcoming book are analysed by the soothsayers of my publication team (YAY!) I reflect on what it means to release another book. What legacy will it… Continue reading The Process of Writing
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
One type of legacy. A broad question looms: What is legacy? I answered some of that in last week's post. Beyond that, there are the following considerations, based on activities I have done a lot lately: Sorting through *stuff* in my house: I separate it into what’s useful and what’s not. Each item has a… Continue reading Legacies
I deviated from the usual types of books I review (biographies and poetry) with this one. Its interesting premise piqued my interest. Did it hold up? Read my review to find out!
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
Another delightful collection of poetry ... enjoy my review!
World Poetry Day 21 March is World Poetry Day, in which UNESCO (which has a wonderful motto of building peace in the minds of men and women) "recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind." Here is my humble contribution to the volume of poetry in the world… Continue reading World Poetry Day