Hello! So lovely of you to drop by.
I'm an award winning author and my work has been published in magazines including Taproot, The Mulberry Journal and Otherways. From 2002 - 2006 I published and edited the Creative Goddess newsletter. I have had a book of poetry published (Defenestration, Ginninderra Press 1996) and in 2017 I won the Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards Bonus Non Fiction prize for my piece, This Country.
I'm passionate about making the things I need and in doing so, making the life I want to live. I use natural and native materials and a minimum of technology whenever I can. I believe in using what I've got instead of waiting for the magical day when everything will be just "so". I live in an apartment where I do leather work at my desk in the lounge room, woodwork at the kitchen bench and cut out fabric on my dining room floor. I might have an artist's studio one day but for now, I'm making do!
My current craft obsessions include eco dyeing, experimental baking, leather craft and whittling. With a dabble here and there into knitting, drawing and book binding. Of course these change frequently as a new craft catches my eye!
Making has given me so much. Not only the things I make and the skills to create with my hands. It's also given me insights into my creative process and lessons about letting go and going slow. I share these insights in my book, What's Your Excuse? which you can download here.
When I'm not making things with my hands, you'll find me out exploring the world around me. I'm spending more and more time in nature, connecting with the creatures and plants in my city.
My regular posts include tasty recipes, projects I have made as well as the adventures I have been having in making the life I want to be living. If you're looking for posts on insights gained from the creative process, you've come to the right place!
What else? I grow herbs on my balcony and love reading kids' books (you can check out my blog, A Little Bookshelf, where I review the best in children's books).
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