A rainy day trip to Perth yielded some fantastic photo ops.
People often say that because I do so much stuff I can’t possibly doubt myself. Yes, I can write books, I can pitch to publishers, I can spend an entire day talking to over 200 school kids, I can sit on stage and be interviewed at writer’s festivals, I’m not afraid to enter my photography … Continue reading What to do when self-doubt creeps in like a stray cat to ransack the biscuits..
Take your ideas out of your head and do something with them. Take out a sketch book and sketch. Open up a notebook and jot down notes. Take your phone out and take photos. Don't be afraid to be the quirky one hiding in the shrubbery at a Mozart recital sketching the Cellist. (like this … Continue reading Take your ideas out of your head
We are all creative, we’ve all got amazing talents but most of don’t allow enough time or space in our lives to let the magic to happen. What’s even worse is that we believe we’re not worthy of allowing ourselves to be creative and end up feeling weight down by life and feeling spiritually … Continue reading How to tune into your creative heart
I haven’t always liked flowers. For most of my life I couldn't care less about them, thinking they were only for old ladies to tend in their garden or what mother’s demanded on mother’s day. It’s amazing how you can go through life missing out on something so extraordinary, so wonderful, so amazing, so uplifting … Continue reading Conversations with flowers and other ways of being real.
Pretend you don’t know it all. Be like a kid again and look at the world with awe and wonder, be curious with the little things and how things work. Suspend your judgements. If something isn’t going your way, just step back and avoid getting mad and frustrated and think to yourself, ‘there’s something … Continue reading 5 Ways to Trust the Universe
I am extremely humbled by the review for It's OK to Feel the Way You Do by Kids Book Review. "Here is the follow up to Josh Langley's fabulous book Being You is Enough. I have an eight year old daughter, who is socially a bit awkward and a reluctant reader. She gobbled up Being You is Enough, … Continue reading Kid’s Book Review
I've been playing with different art techniques and forms over the weekend. Two completely different results emerged as you can see and each had it's own unique feeling as I was doing them. It's about the process as much as it is the end result. I'm still working on the flower painting, however the minimalist … Continue reading Playing with different techniques
Is it all pigtails, glitter and rainbows? Rainbows yes in my case, but there is also blood, sweat, tears and copious amounts of wine involved. I’m going to take you on a behind the scenes pictorial journey of making my second children’s book, It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do’, and show you what … Continue reading What really happens when you write a kid’s book (in pictures) + update
If you're a budding writer, then there's an imperative to get yourself along to your nearest writers festival so you can rub shoulders with people of your own kind. It's how we get inspired, stay motivated and realise that we're not all alone in our desire to express ourselves. I was again part of the … Continue reading Writers festivals and why they’re important to up and coming writers.