Thursday, March 23, 2017

Little birds...again

The other day I noticed some little finches jumping around in the grass. It needs mowing and so they were sometimes hard to pick out. I was surprised when I looked closer to see that there were two species: the red-browed firetails and the double barred finches, all hanging out together. Exquisite little things. Some picks:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Art on the Edge

As I last mentioned, I spent the weekend up at Cedar Creek Retreat, enjoying a fantastic weekend with a dozen or so fellow weirdos looking at how we can grow our arts businesses. Awesome place (see some of the pics below), awesome food, awesome people. Thanks again, Michael and Ludmilla; and Amy and MBRC for the opportunity. The consequences will be significant and you will start to see some of the effects here and other places online. Watch this space!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Cultivating Creativity

This weekend I am off to Cedar Creek to participate in Moreton Bay Council's Cultivate the Arts program. I am really looking forward to it, and hopefully it will be beneficial. A weekend of nature, art and a bit of navel gazing, never hurt anyone! Thanks to MBRC for the opportunity!

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Thursday, November 17, 2016


So here is the link to the webinar I recorded last month for Flying Arts (re a few posts ago).

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Thursday, November 10, 2016


Yesterday when I got home I was beckoned by the dulcet tones of this little chap over the back fence. It took me a few minutes to find him, but eventually he was discovered high up in a tree probably 30 metres from the house. Don't see them often, but it is good to know they are here.

Saturday, October 22, 2016


During the week I had an opportunity to present for a Webinar for Flying Arts. It seemed to go well, thankfully. The workshop was titled 'Layers of Thought' and was about layering mixed media to create a more complex and nuanced communication of meaning than is often possible in a single-layered work. Some pictures of works at various stages of 'layering' and one that is completed are below. The last one is the only one that is completely finished; looking forward to continuing work with the others and will show you when I have.