Hello, I'm Malini. Here's where I share my stories of creativity and life's lessons.
I hope you find inspiration for your own journey!

Wobbly Legs and Covid Art

I’ve been hit. Finally. After two years of feeling ever so slightly superior that my less-than-robust body had managed to avoid the dreaded virus, I have been knocked over … …

The Queen of Shokakkou

For a very long time in my youth, I had a fantasy that I was conceived in Japan.  A brief sojourn in Japan in my early twenties for work introduced …

On International Women’s Day – here’s a message from my daughter, Mary

I often refer to my daughter Mary in my musings. Mary’s life has been an incredible journey that has taken her on “roads less travelled” in more ways than one. …

Could this be a Year of Renewal (or is that too hopeful?)

I picked Renewal as my theme for this year with some trepidation. What if I don’t feel renewed? What if my over-arching feeling at the end of 2022 can be …

The Best and Worst of 2021

In my head, I look like woman on the left. But really, who am I kidding? I’m definitely the-lady-in-the-dressing-gown-at-Coles. Besides, it would be exhausting to be walking around holding your …

A Year of Spaciousness

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” -Rainer Maria Rilke *** Every year, I pick a theme to help me navigate the bumps …

Come walk in the woods with me…

I am an “accidental artist”. I never planned this life. Instead, I did the opposite and accumulated degrees in Science. But I never felt like I was any good at …

Art by Malini Parker

Ruby and the 1-page-8-page Sketchbook

I have a new obsession: creating tiny, 8 paged sketchbooks. Made from just one sheet of paper, folded four times and strategically snipped in one spot, I cannot claim to …

Malini Parker laughing at herself

One Dozen Things I’m Really Bad At.

Let me list for you the top twelve things that I really struggle with… Using new technology. Any kind. I needed 2 tutorials (with notes) to learn to use an …

To Love More, And Be Happy.

“On my morning walk today, it occurred to me how difficult it was to walk and run on the red dirt of Western Australia. Nature trails here in the Perth …

Lessons from Another Species.

My Ruby Dog is ageing very fast all of a sudden. One minute I had a beautiful, agile Kelpie who could outrun almost anyone and anything, and the next, she’s …

Through a Different Lens

It’s Father’s Day in Australia. I wrote this to honour my larger-than-life dad, Chellie J. Sundram. He passed away twenty-seven years ago. My father loved gadgets. His home office had …

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