Posts by Z.R. Southcombe

Call for sponsors – Ramble On: A celebration of walking in NZ & around the world

I’m in the final stages of drafting Ramble On, and then I have a long list of illustrations to do –...

Long term thinking and believing in yourself

And following on from Monday’s little rant / big lesson… I was listening to Joanna Penn’s podcast the other day...

Reflections on Hidden Figures – Are you your biggest obstacle?

I finally watched Hidden Figures the other night (yeah I know, about ten years after everybody else). For those of you...

Spending time on creativity

In some ways, everything I do is creative – but in some ways it’s really not. Writing a book, drawing...

Zine Workshop: Eight Page Mini Zine

Last week I went to Waikowhai Intermediate School and did a zine workshop with them. Before I visited, I sent...

SONZA: Spotlight On New Zealand Arts

This is a project dedicated to highlighting creative New Zealanders. Every couple of weeks we feature a kiwi talent who...

100 Days Project Update

I realised today how long it’s been since I wrote a blog post – and also how long it’s been...

On artist dates and daily habits

I was introduced to the idea of an artist date from Julia Cameron, who wrote The Artist’s Way.  Spending a...

Work in Progress: Ramble On

Walking is New Zealand’s favourite sport – and it does wonders for my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, so...

Be the teacup

I often listen to podcasts when I’m walking (for running I need something with more energy though!), and I recently...

It’s okay to enjoy your work

Over the weekend I caught up with Chris, the man behind Criss-Fit (follow him on Facebook or Instagram). He recently...

New Zine & Day 1 of the 100 Days Project (Nature Journaling)

Today is day one of the 100 Days Project, and mine is nature journaling. You can follow my progress on...