PAPER PONDERINGS

I have been writing my blog Paper Ponderings since 2009 and have written more than a thousand blog posts. My blog is the place where I have conversations about my art, and where I share my making process. To learn about my life as a maker and artist, please click on the paperponderings link for the full blog; or on individual links to go direct to that post.

  • A mock-up of sorts March 17, 2019
    It is always a slow process for me designing a book, especially when I am trying to achieve all sorts of things in a single book.This one I was hoping to make from a single sheet of paper.It is a book about here and there - my love for my home here in Maleny; and […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... March 14, 2019
    “Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.” Buddha Always and ever, it comes back to kindness. Small acts of kindness, selfless acts of kindness, huge acts of generosity and kindness - each and every one makes the world better. Each one makes our daily lives brighter;  our families happier; our friendships stronger; […]
  • Work on show March 12, 2019
    A lovely start to the week when I heard from the Director of the Gallery at the University of the Sunshine Coast, that one of my works was to be exhibited in a Women's Work exhibition.Taking work by women from their collection, the gallery has pulled together a magnificent and stunning show; showcasing women from […]
  • Not much time...but tools! March 10, 2019
    We basically gave up on this week creatively!Undertaking a laundry renovation with jackhammers and dusts and fumes meant that we spent several days as escapees - leaving the house until the work was done. Family birthday celebrations were had with lots of cooking and baking (creative!) and then the changeover of our broadband and internet […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... March 7, 2019
    “Art is the highest form of hope”. Gerhard Richter In recent times I have held tight to hope. I have come to understand the value, the importance and the utter necessity of that small word. It is a word that can seem small and even a wee bit dismissive - we often say about work and […]
  • I Dream of a World... March 5, 2019
    Barry and I are back from a whirlwind trip to Sydney where we attended the opening of Mo Orkiszewski's gathering from around the world "I dream of a world where love is the answer".Here we are joining hands around the world...The installation was wonderful; and all the details shone. We ended up spending a lot […]
  • Practice, preparations and remnants March 3, 2019
    The client has been in touch regarding their preferred piece of calligraphy for the title of the series of poems, and so I have had to go back and try to write the final one.In the end the preference was for no stars, so I simply have the words and the lettering to carry the […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... February 28, 2019
    "To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark". Victor Hugo I do have a fondness for words which describe the joy of reading as spark-like.  It seems so very apt to me - as if our intelligences are sitting there waiting to combust when we discover […]
  • Moving along slowly February 26, 2019
    Quiet days, slow days, lots of sitting days.  I am interested in observing how I go doing less; moving less and simply being.  Interesting times.And every now and again you take photograph that just makes you smile - and for some reason I really love this wee one. So I have been putting together and […]
  • Finishing, slowing, and preparing... February 24, 2019
    A lot can happen in a week, and for sure this week it did.I was able to add the finishing touches to the poster commission we printed last weekend - embossing our mark, numbering and titling the edition.They are now all stacked and dry, ready to package and post.I then had the moment of slowing […]
Letterpress Play

Letterpress Play

Paper Cutting

Paper Cutting

Word Play

Word Play

Imagine Peace

Imagine Peace

Calligraphic Play

Calligraphic Play

Peace

Peace