Saturday, December 19, 2015

nearly christmas

so here we are at yet another christmas ... and it all gets pretty tiring and every keeps saying the same thing - we hate christmas and a friend of mine said yesterday "you hate the birth of christ - what would you say if nobody wanted to celebrate your birthday and said - i hate marley's birthday - what would you say" and i thought about that and felt a little guilty about all that ... i think in time, we go through so many christmases - but the lonely ones get left behind - they're basically the ones who say they're hating it because when you're loved - hey admit it - it's so much better - aint it?  

and what about the kids - i know for my boys it's still as awesome as day one ---

so this year --- let's treat it, even though we don't want it this way --- like it's our last christmas - the last we'll spend with parents and friends and people we love - because isn't that what it is all about - the love of it all as well besides being the birth of christ our king ...

anyways ... checking out to go out and get this hot summer melbourne weather through my hair ... yukky ... until next time ... have a great one!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Goodbye 2015

The year is closing in with Christmas around the corner - what a challenging year and absolutely fantastic one me and the boys have had ... jumped hurdles and got over things we'd never think we did and we're still here ... blessed with each other - The Triangle!

Monday, December 7, 2015

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas ...

we are nearly at christmas and i've scored some real achievements in the last month which i cannot get into right now but will

next year promises to be a year of art, photography, study and love ... let's hope these four are not in that order ...

mis zedd is still progressing with prints and artwork in mind and still that heide project hasn't even begun - which i need to get onto asap

lots to do so checking out til next time

weather is so hot in melbourne, australia xo look after followers xo

Sunday, November 29, 2015

gotta get drawing again

... with the hustle and bustle of life i just can't get to doing anything lately ... soon


Saturday, November 28, 2015

my skulls

when i woke this morning on a beautiful sunny morning in melbourne, australia i was for some reason drawn back to my times of photographing skulls and stayed lying there thinking about the concepts and what drew me to such, well what i think a wonderful body of work ... not everybody's cup of tea - to me it was a story i wanted to tell and told ...

i've been thinking to reuse them in a way in the next few weeks and hopefully come up with something i know will be an interesting backdrop for more works with the same feel ... hanging to get behind a camera again - but kinda impossible with all that's going on around me i must dedicate time ... time ... time ... but time is moving so quickly --- before you know it your kids are grown up and all of a sudden you're in a different place

this year - after the move - i realised that no matter where life takes you --- you have to keep walking ... the past IS the past ... not to get caught up in the pain there ... remember the good but keep walking from the pain ... and it will all be ok in this funny thing we call life

this photograph i took in 2013 is called "a rude awakening" ... i think it speaks for itself ...


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas 2015

It's Christmas in one month today ... where did that year go?

Last year was a pretty interesting Christmas - I'd achieved a lot ...

Things have changed and people have moved on ... some for the better and one thing hasn't changed ... the incredible unconditional love of two amazing boys ...

Wishing you all a festive season


Monday, November 23, 2015

Today

wow it's nearly christmas and a time where we reflect on what's happened throughout the year ... i've had an awesome journey with building, of course my kids and then some ... the new friendships have been amazing and the gone ones, well even better

life is so too short you have to grasp every moment of every day and live it to the full

i've got some interesting ideas welling up in my mind and heart about what to design in a must exhibition next year however, i've just been accepted into yet another diploma ... comm services this time to work in my chosen loved passion of disability

life is here - lets live it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

the year has flown

what an amazing journey this year with new friends, love and laughter!

an amazing year and input into disability ... the battle is ever so difficult some days but

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

How Strong Is Your Core?

feeling sorry for all the mums, in particular the single mums who have to tiredly support their children with autism.  it's a really hard slog but pays off in it's own way

first you get gorgeous kids regardless, as they're our own right?

there seems to be a conflict about who's kid is better or worse on the spectrum ... the spectrum is the spectrum ... always challenging, whether it's a learning disability or a violence psychosis act ... it all depends on the strong core of the mum and even dads at times in what we are able to carry

i'm one of the stronger cored women so for me milder autism is a breeze ... 

must run to go do some art ... tune in soon xo


Monday, October 26, 2015

Paper Collage

In tomorrow's art therapy class, I'll talk about landscape and how our personality can be lost in a landscape ... we'll simply use paper and glue to create collages - a reflection of ourselves ...

Here are some examples









Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Autism

Life with autism isn't an easy ride.  One day it's great and the next - even moment you find yourself somewhere else ... it's a tough gig.

Little lullaby I've been singing since my 12 year old was small - in my eyes he's still young - always gorgeous --- always my baby!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV5DOPOYU98

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

2 of my works at exhibition "doorways"

at the whittlesea council at the moment my two works

the night is watching and she waits





Friday, October 2, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Clay Therapy using Nests

today's art therapy class i ran was taken around the mother bird creating her home, her nest for her children and all about love ... although we didn't get to the end of the activity where we write 10 positive things about the home, the participants enjoyed the clay work and building of nests ... we'll be using a lot more clay in the future ... so therapeutic ...













Tuesday, August 25, 2015

she waits

this is a combined photoshop image i whipped up this morning over some very strong black coffee ... going through an amazing seasonal change in my life at the moment with quite a few opportunities opening up for me ...

life is a funny thing --- one minute you think a road is going one way and then, in the blink of an --- everything changes ... sometimes it's for the better but you just can't see it ...

the girl in the image is an image of myself, strong, able and ready for the next beautiful road this journey is taking me to ... as my 14 year old said the other day "mum --- it's the journey --- not the destination ... enjoy the walk ..."


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Group Exhibition

My artworks selected in an exhibition in October ... will post further information when it comes up



Monday, May 25, 2015

Art Therapy May 2015

"Creating together" is not so much a specific art therapy intervention, but is simply the therapeutic use of art making within group formats. There is a distinctive kind of creative energy generated when people work together to create art. Call it synergy or collective flow. But whatever ever you call it, it's an experience that has the potential to change our perceptions of who we are and shows us how to get by with a little creative help from our friends. While art making is often defined as a solitary pursuit, creating with others or in the presence of others taps the curative factors beyond those that can be found within oneself.

Today began a class of 8 mums with kids with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to have a little respite and fun time doing art therapy.  They adapted and enjoyed by the look of it and opened up at the end about where their works were derived from, which is really brave - just goes the show the power of art ... loved it ... here's some of the pickies ...


















Tuesday, May 19, 2015

a different therapy ...

The more you have loved and have allowed yourself to suffer because of your love, the more you will be able to let your heart grow wider and deeper. When your love is truly giving and receiving, those whom you love will not leave your heart even when they depart from you. The pain of rejection, absence, and death can become fruitful. Yes, as you love deeply the ground of your heart will be broken more and more, but you will rejoice in the abundance of the fruit it will bear.

Monday, May 18, 2015

eat pray love final quote ...

“I've come to believe that there exists in the universe something I call "The Physics of The Quest" — a force of nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity or momentum. And the rule of Quest Physics maybe goes like this: "If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself... then truth will not be withheld from you." Or so I've come to believe.”


― Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mini Plates



my younger years

I can still remember, as if it were yesterday, going to the door and receiving my prize ... i had to design an Australia Post National Poster ... which I think got used at post office catalogues.  I always had the flair in me.  Now as I move into the disability sector, with a view to creating artwork for mum's with kids with Autism and kids on the Spectrum, I feel even more privileged to be in such a rewarding place, teaching me even more about the person I am, giving and getting pure joy and love out of just that!