Hello! So lovely of you to drop by.
I'm the founder of the Pocketry Almanack and creator of the monthly e-mail newsletter, The Poet's Express. I have had two collections of poetry published by Ginninderra Press (Defenestration and Pas De Deux) and in early 2019 I published the limited edition, handbound poetry chapbook Wild Heart which is available in my shop. My photography and articles on making have been published in Taproot, Womankind, The Mulberry Journal and Otherways. In 2017 I won the Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards Bonus Non Fiction prize for my piece, This Country. I have also written two e-books on creativity which you can download for free.
I've been hooked by the spoken word bug and spend evenings attending gigs in and around Melbourne, performing on the open stage. Check out my events to come and see me live.
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".
My current craft obsessions include book binding, experimental baking, leather craft and whittling. With a dabble here and there into knitting, drawing and eco dyeing. 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 e-books, What's Your Excuse? and Cure Creator's Block which you can download here.
When I'm not making things with my hands or standing behind a microphone, 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 in pots in my garden and love reading kids' books.
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~ Photo Credit: Emma Byrnes ~