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

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 every …

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Diamonds, Buckets and Tears.

When the sun comes out, drops of rain hanging off the eucalyptus leaves sparkle like diamonds. I look out my window and feel the forest around me twinkling and smiling. …

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The Highs And Lows of Life. (warning this post contains references to dog poo)

  For most of my life, until I discovered visual art, I was a singer. Back in the 70s, when it was all peace and love and marching for social …

What are we Morphing into?

  MORPHING Meaning: “undergo or cause to undergo a gradual process of transformation.” ————————————————— When a guest walks into my home one of the first things they notice is the …

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My Mother’s Laughter

My beautiful mother, Shantha Mary, has been the strongest creative and spiritual influence in  my life. She passed away three years ago. Remembering Mum on Mother’s Day… ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ When I …

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Tipping the Balance in the Universe.

One of the chapters in the book I’m writing is called Life is Made of Small Good Things. It’s one of my favourite chapters, and one of my favourite chapter titles. I …

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The Scent of Peace and Possibility

I remember that first day. I had left what I thought was my ‘new life’ in Fiji, to start my ‘new life’ in Australia. It was my third Big Move …

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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 …

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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 …

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