Creative Musings

Unexpected Christmas Gifts in Unexpected Places

Yesterday I received some gifts in the most unexpected places. This week, Sydney experienced a destructive storm. Hail the size of the palm of your hand rained down on unsuspecting suburbs, with many individuals caught out by its ferocity. As many of you know I volunteer as a Community Engagement officer with the NSW State […]

Being defined by a mark on a piece of paper.

Yesterday almost 77,000 NSW Year 12 students learnt the outcome of their HSC, a culmination of the last two years of study. Some of the headlines read Twins celebrate almost identical results, NSW Top schools revealed, HSC Honour Roll . And would you believe it, Student injured in fire after burning his study notes! However, for some […]

Director, Coach, Author – Gwen Gordon

Many of the women I share with you are people who inspire me. I stumbled across this week’s creative women when I was doing some research on the value of play for adults. Californian based Gwen Gordon lives a life of creativity, transformation and play. From designing Muppets earlier in her life to currently writing […]

Team Building – it’s a love or hate relationship!

Team building, you either love it or hate it, there isn’t any middle ground. When I used to hear that word, I would break out into a cold sweat. In the meantime, some of my colleagues were bringing out their body armour and whooping war cries around the office. I can’t tell you how many […]

Artistic Specialist Paint Finisher & Carer – Rebecca Neill

This week’s creative woman is one that I have ever met. In fact, I think the first real conversation we have had has been around this interview. I don’t even remember how Sydney based artist Rebecca and I connected, on Facebook I think,  it may have been through our common connections. I enjoyed her posts […]

Weaver & Healer – Jackie Harvey

One of the great things about networking, and being in spaces with other creatives, is the incredible women you meet. Even though you may not see each other very often, it is almost like your souls are now connected by a creative thread. A thread that crosses cultural and geographical boundaries. Jackie Harvey is one […]

Your Tribe – more important than you realise!

I had a wonderful weekend! The fun began when I attended my school reunion on Saturday evening. It was 40 years since we were all in Year 10. Imagine a room with nearly 70 women the noise was deafening as the air filled with laughter and exclamations of joy. Many of us hadn’t seen each […]

Mixed Media & Textile Artist – Wilma Simmons

Wilma Simmons, aka Empress Wu, is a Newcastle (AU) mixed media and textile artist. Her work is diverse, informed by her life experience and heritage. As a fellow textile artist who is also interested in the intersection of art and social justice, and the potential to create change, her work speaks to my heart. Wilma […]

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