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  • Multi Passionate Creatives

    The Creative Polygamist, Or Why I Have No Time for a 1D World

    Often I feel like a 4D person in a world that wants 1Ds… No, no, before you all eat me alive, not THAT 1D… though my daughter knows I’m hardly their biggest fan. No, I’m talking about 1 dimensionality. In social media land we are […]

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    Allow Yourself to Be an Amateur

    In this world of success, and experts… of people looking for their big break, of five steps to stardom and instant celebrity… of Pinterest perfection and Instagram insanity… amateur is a dirty word. We all want to go pro. To prove our expertise. And in […]

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    Body of Work

    As a writer, a thinker, I have this belief that my work is brain-powered. It requires sitting. And thinking. And writing. At a computer. In a journal. Pen to paper, brain to the grindstone. I am a cerebral person. She-who-thinks-too-much-about-everything-all-the-time. I feel more comfortable, more […]

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  • Pink2 Edit

    Stranger than Fiction

    My head causes me a lot of problems. It’s also perhaps my greatest asset. Living with it, managing it is almost a full time job. And one I choose to do by myself. Yesterday all that was blown out of the water. I was sent […]

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    A Pebble for Your Pocket

    What is it with stones? Perhaps you share my strange habit… of picking up pebbles and popping them in your pocket as you walk along a beach or beside a river. Every time I’m feeling overwhelmed, angry, in need of inspiration… I go down to […]

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  • Strawberry Spiral

    Strawberry Spirals

    Whisking fresh strawberry gelato, the whirring beaters twirl, turning ice crystals to smoothness. Round and round, spiralling. The taste of perfumed sweetness in my mouth. These fruits of love have been with me a lifetime. Since toddling days, when I had a reputation as being […]

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  • BURNING WOMAN

    Bringing Images Down – A Reflection on the Creative Process

    I have started painting again. Every time I find it is so hard to break through all the early falters, and finally birth new art. This is one of my first new paintings in over a year, Burning Woman… the lost archetype of the feminine […]

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    Happy Birthday, My Five Hundred Year Old Friend

    “I’m not sure I ever thought I’d be 90,” my friend said, as she sipped on a cup of tea in the sunshine. “But I’m enjoying it, immensely.” We were throwing her a small birthday party – nothing too much trouble, she wanted to be […]

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  • Me

    What’s Up?!

    Hello loves… Just wanted to check in and say hi. It’s been quiet on the blog, recently, I know. I don’t feel too guilty about it – there’s plenty of other good stuff out there on the internets to be filling your heads with! I’ve […]

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    Joy Pockets

    Goodness it’s been a long time since I’ve shared my little pockets of joy. Here there are: Our cherry blossom picnic – a highlight of my year every year. Family and friends gathered and my sister shared her new instrument, a gubal – my new […]

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