Admirable Artists, Wonderful Writing

Come sit down beside me

Come sit down beside me, I said to myself.  And although it doesn’t make sense, I held my own hand as a small sign of trust And together I sat on the fence.                - Michael Leunig I first came across this poem in College, studying Children’s Literature. It made an immediate impact because of its… Continue reading Come sit down beside me

Admirable Artists

Modern Fairytales

  Jan Marshall sits at the front of an intimate group, no more than ten in all. The fire provides warmth on the cold winter’s day, building the atmosphere in the rustic setting of The Book Wolf’s Goldfields-era red-brick walls. Jan describes herself as a Romance Scam Survivor, her book detailing her experiences of being… Continue reading Modern Fairytales

Admirable Artists, Creative Crafts

“Music To Knit To”

                My Musings to Musos Dear Musician, I’m enjoying your set. I’m enjoying listening to live music in the tent on the green, which is slightly overwarm and stuffy. I choose to sit here despite the lack of breeze so that I can see you more clearly. When… Continue reading “Music To Knit To”

Admirable Artists, Creative Crafts

Foreign Languages

The man waiting for me tells the story of his life through the pictures on his body. He watches as I park the car in his driveway and greets me with a gruff g’day. I’ve driven from my work in a regional town through the Australian bush, and I arrive with a deep peace instilled… Continue reading Foreign Languages

Admirable Artists

“Returning Home”

Every once in a while, yet all too rarely, I discover a book that resonates so deeply with me it seems to be telling my story. It reflects my soul and the limitless inner spaces in which it resides. ”Returning Home” by Lara Bardsley is one of these books. Released in 2017, this beautiful publication… Continue reading “Returning Home”