Thoughts & Ramblings

Change or failure? A pep talk to myself

Changing direction can feel like failure. You know, we’re taught to stick to things and not give up, to persist,...

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...

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...

A Simpler Way – tiny changes to move forward in our world

I have a vlog that is waiting to be edited and published, but in the interim I want to bring...

2017: Projects, not goals.

This year (or technically, next year) I’m doing my goals a little bit differently. For the past three years, I’ve...

The Freedom of Writing Non-Fiction / Making Art for Me

Last week I held a stall at the Oratia Markets with my mum. There was a wonderfully creative group of...

Reflections on 2016 

It’s officially December. That means I only have a couple of days left to manically run around and get stuff...

Trusting our creative purpose

It’s not unusual for me to describe my chapter books as ‘weird’. My friends and readers prefer ‘creative’ or ‘imaginative’...

Painting, Creativity & Intuition

It’s been a while since I blogged (sorry), partly because I’ve been productive and focused, but mostly because there has...

Going against the grain

Because I’ve been painting longer than I have been writing, I often use my experience as a painter to help...

What really drives you? 

I guess this is something I’m still learning, because I’ve blogged about it before (I’ll try to find those posts...