• What a blast: view from the other side of my fears

    Miracles start to happen when you put as much energy into your dreams as you do into your fears. Richard Wilkins I had my first art exhibition last night. (photos to come later!) I still find it hard to believe. Not even six months ago […]

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  • Preparing to Show Myself

    So my exhibition is tomorrow. And it feels like it is a literal exhibition of myself. Which many people think I am good at doing. But honestly though it all looks good on the night, the emotional toll it takes out of me is always […]

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  • Really. Truly.

    What is love but loving? Learning and laughing, Risking and sharing, Fearing and fearing some more, But having the courage to overcome it all. Love is jumping into a fast flowing stream and not knowing where it will take you. It is someone who you […]

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  • Who is reading this? and why?!!

    Dreaming Aloud feels like it is in transition. I am not quite sure the shape it is taking. It started out as a blog on living philosophy, attached to my Juno column of the same name. When I started it I didn’t really ‘get’ blogging. […]

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  • Sweet Pea

    Another day, another painting. As you can see from the blog,  my writing is in hibernation and painting in full bloom. I feel I should apologise, to those of you who enjoy the writing. But… I’m guessing there’s no need, bearing in mind it’s my […]

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  • The Queen of my Heart

    As I finish off my work for the exhibition a whole new painting chapter is emerging. Goddess figures (as those of you who follow me on Pinterest can attest!) Painting with Shiloh Sophia is awakening dreams….

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  • The sisterhood of tribal women (what I’ve been painting)

    So the date of the exhibition is set, half the invites are out, and I’m finishing off the paintings that I have been “stuck” on. Am doing two e courses at the mo – one called “Queen of your heart” with Shiloh Sophia – which […]

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  • Saying “Yes!” to your mission

    When trying to explain my lack of confidence with my creative work to a friend today, a sudden realisation hit me. I totally believe in my work. I am totally committed to it. I do it pretty much every waking moment that I can. It […]

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  • Pin-tastic creative ideas

    Welcome to the July 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Family CreationsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared crafts, recipes, and philosophies of creativity. Please read […]

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  • (re) learning to draw

    I have just started taking another art e course. This time with Suzi Blu. Love her haunting faces. And am wanting to improve my drawing skills, especially for faces. This is what I’ve done today. Pleased enough though still feeling very rusty. Loving her technique. […]

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