|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.|
|I am the author of The Grimstones – an award winning junior fiction book series featuring my family of handmade gothic puppets.|
|I’m teaching a free online course in Auslan – Australian Sign Language. Learn basic signs in bite-sized lessons of around ten signs each.|
Come to my art exhibition!
Please join me for opening night drinks at 6pm on Friday 22 September.
Dench – 109 Scotchmer St, North Fitzroy.
Sunday – 7:30am – 4pm
I found myself going through a massive life upheaval. It involved losing important people, my home, my belongings, my financial security and even my health. To cope, and to heal, I’ve had to find a way to embrace my new circumstances. Many of my old coping mechanisms failed. I wanted to fix my health with therapies that I believed in but didn’t have the money. I felt empty and adrift, without my people and home. I thought I didn’t care about belongings but with so much loss, they became too important. In searching for ways to rebuild my life and health with minimal energy, very little cash, and not much stuff, I’ve returned to a philosophy I’ve embraced in the past when I wanted to slow down and simplify: Minimalism. The simplest, cheapest things in life actually can have the most to offer on the way up as well as down. My search to feel whole again has led me to connect more deeply with nature, and, ultimately, my self. This exhibition is a reflection of that journey, and what the simple things in life can offer us.
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