Kingfisher post

Kingfisher post
reconnection to self

Thursday, 16 August 2012

its been a while........

Its been a long time since ive even looked at my blog………..and as for all of us……life changes.
My boys and I have almost been back a year to our homeland from traveling this beautiful land.
We are living in the bush, where I grew up…..
Pioneering again, working on simplifying life.
School, business, friends, hobbies and all the daily living practices take up time and its hard to find the inspiration to be open in creativity.
But then something happens and you have to feel your fears, look deep inside at your patterns in life that aren’t serving your spirit any longer , and let them go……
Then you can open up to the greater joys in life that come with self love and acceptance…..and then creation blossoms.

So I’ve been painting, drawing, weaving and playing with feathers of freedom and flight.

A loving friend has in her kindness lead me back to my blog and to this sharing my art with the world.

This morning i went for a bike ride to a place I love to sit and breathe. I saw a magical creation…..i heard the flutter of wings, opened my eyes and a beautiful azure kingfisher was resting in a paperbark tree in the water. so colourful and radiant.
By the time I got home id also seen and heard ducks, a crow, a kookaburra, a red-browed finch, an eastern yellow finch, magpies , a currawong and honeyeaters.
My heart is in joy….i love birds

And now just before I sat down to write this a wedge tail eagle came to me…..circled  twice and left …….

now ive written this…and it goes with my first painting “realization of self love”

a wedge tail eagle just blessed me with its wonderful presence as it circled my spirit and we shared in our love.
as the wind blows an early spring hush I sit to the earth and the sun cleanses my being.
sounds of the ancient ones call……the birds echoing in their presence.


an array of wonder
a mix of emotions
joy, fear, love, connection……….

awaken to the glory
bathe in thy joy
breathe openly through fear
feel the love and share its grace
connection to whole… me… you
the earth and all her children

                       REALIZATION OF SELF LOVE
                             August 2012

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


Black Cockatoo feather i painted in Tasmania in March
Gouache on watercolour paper
8cm x 23cm

Feathers falling… lightness drifts…..drops……falling.........floating down.
Clouds covering blue shades and yellow hues.
Breeze……goosebumps on my back,
Soft touch….gentle…..sensual.

I am a canvas to paint myself……my life….
My colours… and my dramas.
Sometimes murky….sometimes clear……
Like a young bird learning to fly…I feel…..
I slowly start to soar….

into the pathway of my destiny.

My first painting on our travels
"Turtle Journey"
Gouache on watercolour paper
42 x 29 cm

Inspired after experiencing The Great Barrier Reef
Gouache on watercolour paper
42 x 29 cm

This Whale i painted about 4 years ago
Acrylic paint on canvas
30 x 40 cm

Where to start?

As I start this blog my two boys, Yarbirri & Kowunduh, and I are cozy and warm in the loving presence and home of our lovely friend Zee in Melbourne town. Outside the chilly days are rolling away as the magnificent autumn trees change colours and their faithful leaves fall.
We have been traveling in our old coaster bus "Ruby", since June last year and have been up as far as North Queensland to the ancient Daintree forest and Great Barrier reef, and as far south as the very southern point of Australia, Cockle Creek, Tasmania. 

When we first left I had a plan of where to go and what to see. It didn't take me long to realise that the best way to live in the moment was to have no plan and let the universe and our hearts guide us as we journey along.
So this has how we have been living and it’s just our way of life for this moment in time.

There is a passion inside me that has been there since I was a child and for most of my adult life has been put on the backburner while I’ve had children, bringing them up on my own and also running a business in Byron Bay, “Planet Corroboree” for the last 8 years. This creative force inside, my passion, is creating art. This has mostly been in the form of painting but since I’ve been traveling I’ve also been making mobiles, bracelets and earings  from natural found objects…. Driftwood……shells….seeds…..nuts and feathers.

What I love about what I make is that it has put me back in touch with the earth; for looking for these precious items, one has to look… see …what’s on the ground and in the trees…..and this brings me peace, connection, love and much happiness.

Kowunduh, Yarbirri and I

One side of Ruby

and the other

Connecting to culture

Catching fish.....a favourite past time