oh Lisa Marie…

look what was mystically created today

and will be magically appearing in your letterbox soon!

love you dear LM,


lotus goddess creation

been painting softly away today,

trying to get over this cold…

and relishing in the paintwork.

I call this one Lotus Goddess ~ she is a replica of another one I’ve done… just with a different facial expression.

If I can say one thing to anyone, it is:


Do it.

Pick up that charcoal, paintbrush or pen.

Doodle, paint, smooth, colour, texture, draw.

Do not impose expectations on how it “should” look.

Do not say “But I can’t draw.”

Yes, you can. We are all blessed with the ability to draw.

Unless you have no hands, and even then you can use your mouth.

Create because it feels good.

Because it allows new and secret sides out,

to whisper and shout on paper.

Create because you can.

because it’s fun. it’s joy*full.

Paint your pain, your story, your love, your life.

Draw what you need to say to the world.

Or even just what you need to whisper to yourself.

Go forth, love beans,

and Create.

I am a mermaid….

Today’s art project, inspired by the Leonie is a Mermaid blog.

Three succulent things I did today.

1.) Above. A mermaid self portrait. Scribing and brushing my life.

2.) Planted herbs for my windowsill. My marigolds are growing marvellously, and I love their cheerful presence.

3.) Gave Chris a massage with lavendar oil. The smell of lavendar is intoxicating and soft, and gentle.

Three more succulent events.

1.) Talking to dear Lisa Marie.

2.) Both me and the boy are sick today, so we are gentle with ourselves, and slowly moving.

3.) Our rose garden just bursting with juicyness.

Old pics of me

Sorting through computer folders I found old photos of me from a year ago.

What a funny retrospective.

In two weeks (Nov 12) I will be turning 22.

When these photos were taken, I was just beginning to think of turning 21.

And now… 22.

21 has been a big year, a magical year.

And I am hoping for more of the same for 22.

Look at me… I didn’t know back then what I know now.

How remarkable.

Surfing, spinning, reflections, love!

Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.

– Christina Baldwin


Surfing ~

Super Hero Designs journal

Vibrant, reflective.

Penelope Illustration

Cheerful, warm.

Learning to love you more

Creative, thoughtful.

Wish jar journal

Art and words of life.


Amazing spirit cards.

Want one of these.




Surprise trip to the post office and the sausage roll shop in the morning with Deb and Lile.

Shopping with the brilliant Ben today for his fancy dress outfit ~ as Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. The dude has taste! I always enjoy our little adventures together.

Anger and frustration melding into calm and enthusiasm as the shades of day progress. Finding my path back to love and self love after momentarily being thrown from the path.

Easier now to fall back into that place of peace within myself. The womb of the universe within me ~ a place of safety, warmth, knowledge, wisdom, calm ~ close to the bosom of earth and sky mother. It is ever closer, and ever touchable.

In moments of wiping snotty sobs into teatowels, crumpled on the kitchen floor; I am still heartbeats away from her… but no longer the distance of aeons. Only heartbeats away from the embrace of the Goddess.

It is cold again. The wind is wrestling and making out with the trees out in the night. Full moon draws near. I sense it in the unrest, the sporadic vibrations, the outbursts of people, the wilderness emerging. Like the earth mother having her periods ~ hee hee ~ that’s how it is!


What I love…

My two C’s ~ Chris and Charlie. Both asleep in the bedroom, lying on their backs, softly snoring. Too cute for words!

My little sister. About to finish school and go to Italy and Switzerland for a couple of months! What an adventure.

My big sister. Beauty personified. All of her quirky little emails to say Hi.

My bro. Just always so dang lovely and big brotherly.

Zetty on her Thailand adventure. Her story about delivering a computer via bus and tuk-tuk still makes me gigglesnort.

Charlie, Jayne. My two beautiful Brisbane friends from way back when.

Dan. I always love Dan. Always will. Always have.

Deb and Lile. Wonderful workmates, gorgeous goddess, dear friends.



Jimmy Little. Gentleman. Soul man. Songs from an Australia gone by. Songs of home. Songs to be cocooned by, comforted by. The deep voice of an angel.

Wendy Matthews. Lady. Soft, strong, gentle, ferocious. Songs of love and lacking and life and clear skied days.


Final Say:

It’s nearly Friday people!


Every second can be bliss, so what are you waiting for?