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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.

 

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Cult of Doll Almanac goes live!

Cult of Doll Almanac Final poster

I was honoured to be invited to participate in the Cult of Doll Almanac – which will be a collection of art dolls with stories, created by some of the finest art doll makers around. Many of the finished pieces wil be available for purchase (mine will) and the Almanac is created especially for collectors, as well as for anyone who likes quirky dolls with a touch of gothic about them.

I have had a lot of fun creating my doll and her miniature home, which I’ve filled with her belongings. I dusted off my blowtorch and made her a real metal knife, and there’s little touches such as ornate candle holders and picture frames which I soldered as well.

You can find the Cult of Doll Almanac here and feel freel to visit the Facebook page for the project too.

 

Looking Out, Looking In

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I’m painting and painting right now, for an exhibition I’m having with my friend Irene Holub, at the St Helier Street Gallery at Abbotsford Convent in Sept. The exhibition, Looking Out, Looking In, will be our explorations into Deaf identity, assimilation and acceptance. The opening will be on Friday 2 Sept at 6pm, so for those of you in Melbourne, save the date!

To get more details at the time, and find out, step by step, how I painted this face, sign up for my newsletter here.

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