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.

  • Thursday Thoughts... April 25, 2019
    "If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies". Desmond TutuToday in Australia is ANZAC Day, where we stop and remember war, and loss. Where we sometimes mythologies those young men who signed up, crossed the world to be a part of something, who died in foreign fields, and who […]
  • In conversation... April 23, 2019
    I mentioned a little while ago that I had work on show in the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery's Exhibition from the Collection - Women's Work.We had a great opening night and this Saturday, I will be in conversation with the Gallery Manager Megan Williams and two other artists Johanna DeMaine and Kym […]
  • Grief cards and another April 21, 2019
    It has been a really wet weekend here so a good chance to head to the studio and hibernate. One of the things I have as part of a rolling possibilities list  in the back of my mind is a series of grief cards.Life. Death. Grief.They aren't really With Sympathy type cards; I am hoping that […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... April 18, 2019
    “When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice”. Robert Frank Oftentimes with art appreciation it is hard to capture in words either what we actually experience in the presence of magnificent art; or what we as artists hope […]
  • APT Part 2 April 16, 2019
    The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is the most amazing opportunity to view major works by established and emerging artists from our region.  It showcases works that aren't made in Europe; that don't have their genesis in the US or the continents of South America or Africa ;-they are made by our neighbours and […]
  • APT 9 Part 1 April 14, 2019
    The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) has been on show at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane since late last year.  Despite thinking of it often, we hadn't managed a trip to the city to view it, until today. I realised a wee while ago that it was closing soon so […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... April 11, 2019
    “When you are deep into a book, it’s for yourself alone. But once you’ve finished, if it’s any good, you want to share it with others – rehearse the story, assess the characters, discuss what makes the book special…first engage, in private; then exchange in public”. Blake MorrisonThis quote really struck a note today after I […]
  • Playing with pockets April 9, 2019
    I have mentioned my current obsession with pockets in women's clothing, and spent some time on the weekend playing around with printing and stitching.  Sometimes studio time can just be fun, and that's how Sunday was.It was a beautiful sunny day and we had no other commitments so I could potter and play to my […]
  • Many a dead end... April 7, 2019
    I am fortunate to have been selected to to participate in a fairly prestigious exhibition alongside 25 Australian printmakers and 40professional artist members of the Kyoto Hanga Executive from western Japan. (for details see works on show here)There is no theme, no size restriction and either 2D or 3D work is possible.It sounds wonderfully freeing […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... April 4, 2019
    There are only two feelings. Love and fear. There are only two languages. Love and fear. There are only two activities. Love and fear. There are only two motives, two procedures, two frameworks, two results. Love and fear. Love and fear. Michael LeunigI came across these words many years ago and they have held me in good stead ever since.  At those moments when […]
Letterpress Play

Letterpress Play

Paper Cutting

Paper Cutting

Word Play

Word Play

Imagine Peace

Imagine Peace

Calligraphic Play

Calligraphic Play

Peace

Peace