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Imagining myself as a … succulent.

Shortly over a year ago, a friend kindly offered to “lend me some succulents” to complement my art at my first exhibition in my new home. After the show, I …

He asked: Why NOT me?

Jan 24th is the anniversary of my late husband, Greg Parker’s birthday. It’s been nearly six years since he died.  During our three decades together, Greg taught me a great …

Day #3650.

As I write this, we are hurtling toward the 5.2 millionth minute of the last decade. It’s been a decade indeed. Have you looked back? What happened at the beginning, …

You’re all invited to my sister’s garden!

Fourteen years ago, an event in a garden forever changed my life.  My sister, Susheel allowed me to use the outer walls of her historic mud-brick home in the Perth …

An Oh-So Imperfect Love Story

Today, Sept 26, marks what I thought was our wedding anniversary (for most of our life together). Then one day, Greg casually referenced to Sept 28th as “the day we …

Why I Hope Ruby Will Stop Painting Soon.

I didn’t know whether to yell at her or weep at the chaos she was causing. Paint was flying in all directions, all over my dropsheets, all over the uncovered …

The Blank Canvas.

I started making art eighteen years ago. I started painting in front of groups of students ten years ago. Facing a blank canvas can be extremely intimidating, but years of …

Volcanoes and Green Lizards.

Yesterday I walked up the tallest mountain in the world. And it wasn’t that hard. A bit of panting, a few stops to rest and boom – I saw Akaka …

Resistance is Futile

We’ve been made fun of for decades, but Trekkies around the world recognise this phrase, first uttered by the Borg sometime in the 24th century… 🙂 Resistance is futile. Yet …

This took a ton of courage. But you made it ok 🙂

I’ve just experienced another milestone. It was five years ago on May 16th, at 8.06pm, that my lovely Gregory slipped away from this world after a four year battle with …

That LOST and FOUND Department of Life.

  Next week will mark the 5th anniversary of Greg’s passing. The 5th year without that peerless man, with whom I shared my life for nearly thirty years. Each time …

The Thing About April

April is a special month for me. It’s the month that both my mother and my daughter were born: Shantha and Mary, one born sixty-six years and sixteen days after the …

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