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 IMG_8265 I paint quirky, sweet characters who’ll touch you and inspire you. I like to represent those of us who are different, to remind us that inclusion is for everyone. My work is available online in my shop.
 IMG_8265 I am the author of The Grimstones – an award winning junior fiction book series featuring my family of handmade gothic puppets.
 IMG_8265 I’m teaching a free online course in Auslan – Australian Sign Language. Learn basic signs in bite-sized lessons of around ten signs each.
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My art journal is my best friend, my life coach and a visual extravaganza. I’ve developed a method of lazy journaling that still results in a stunning book. Learn online here.

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The book I’m currently working on, Future Girl, will be the art journal of the main character, who is Deaf. To be notified when it’s released, please subscribe to my mailing list.

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I’ve written many articles about living a sustainable life, living creatively, and more. You’ll find them all via my guide to my blog.

 

What's New

I’m taking a little cyberbreak just now, but my online shop is still open. I’ll be back in February 2016, hopefully all charged up with new inspiration and a fresh dose of grounded-in-the-real-world-ness. I believe it’s really healthy to get off our screens now and then, and simply learn to be here and now.

Here’s a little peek into what I’ve got planned for 2016:

  • I’d like to make a series of artworks that reflect my experience as a Deaf person.
  • I’ve got a couple of exhibitions booked in and at least one of them will be on this theme.
  • I want to think about travel. Not just travelling on a trip, but travelling through the journey of life. I’ve got lots of ideas for rather whimsical depictions of this, involving rubber stamp characters and vehicles and cityscapes and more.
  • And I want to play around with abstracts, developing some of the ideas I’ve been experimenting with lately involving colours and shapes and patterns.
  • There’s another book I want to write too, something about being successful on your own terms and making your life what you really want it to be.

Where exactly all this will go, I can’t say. I’m sure I’ll pick up heaps more inspiration as 2016 unfolds.

Happy holidays, folks, and see you in Feb!

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