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!

Why I’m So Much Like My Old Dog.

My little dog Layla is 14 years old. That’s 98 in human years. She’s partially blind, quite deaf and she often trips over nothing.

My Greatest Teacher.

Mum has Alzheimers now. I see her about once a week, and we have hilarious conversations. She never tires of observing.

Return to Love

This is my ‘month of letting go’. I have been letting go of a lot of things, physical and emotional.

The Three Kinds of Courage

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”

What I learned from Greg about Living as he was Dying.

I’m sitting in Greg’s chair looking out at the spectacular garden in my backyard … the garden that he never really got to experience.

malini in studio

My Top Five Regrets of 2015 🙂

Oh I tried and I tried. But I didn’t learn how to neatly *schedule my day*. (Or my week. Or my month. Or my year). I simply didn’t become of …

Malini Parker laughing at herself

When You Go to Target, Always Remember Your Underwear.

Many, Many Amazing Things happened this year. Among the Many Amazing Things that happened was being interviewed a few times. Most recently, by Connie Solero of Dirty Footprints Studio in …

public humiliation

One day, when I was publicly humiliated.

  You know when you’re all excited that you’ve made something and you want to share it? And you asked someone their opinion of your beautiful offering, the one you …

on my walks

How to Win At Life

DISCLAIMER: I have the most non-competitive psyche you can imagine. I hate the idea that to win a game, the other side has to lose. I totally do not get …

finding your way home by malini parker

Because I’m alive. And I can.

Spiders and snakes hold very little fear for me, but there are MANY other things I’m slightly terrified of: Falling asleep and snoring in public. Or worse still, drooling. Swimming …


SUCH Unlikely Places

“Courage is found in unlikely places.” -J.R.R. Tolkien This is the story of how I found my courage while I was taking shower. You probably know me as an artist. …


Hope Wins.

“The very least you can do in life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it …


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