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Making Ink

My favourite Christmas present this year is the book ‘Make Ink – A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking’ by Jason Logan. http://www.torontoinkcompany.com/ What an inspiring book it is. I gathered … Continue reading

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Bees are still making Honey

The bees made a hive in our bathroom wall. At night you could hear them humming. But over the years, it grew too large so the bee man came, took … Continue reading

August 23, 2020 · 5 Comments

Postcard Art

If you want to treat yourself to a visual feast, take a look at this virtual postcard exhibition titled Should we have stayed at home and thought of here? The … Continue reading

May 6, 2020 · 1 Comment

PLACE exhibition online

The PLACE exhibition of artists’ books opened in Wollongong in October 2018 and since then has been travelling to galleries around Australia. It is now installed at Canberra’s Museum and … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · 3 Comments

full moon

The Curowan Fire ‘officially extinguished’ Seventy-four days three hundred and twelve homes five hundred thousand hectares. Three lives lost.   Today the rain, filled with fury, comes at the full … Continue reading

February 9, 2020 · 2 Comments

2020: From the fire zone

It is now the beginning of February. January has passed and I still don’t feel ready for the year ahead. Outside the window, the crab apple tree is nodding in … Continue reading

February 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Mending

The Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019 where 51 people died, had a big impact on me. So did the response by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Her words and actions … Continue reading

November 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bee Boy’s Song Template

I’ve had many requests to post a template for my book, The Bee Boy’s Song. I have finally managed to draw one (it was harder to make the template than it … Continue reading

September 11, 2019 · 1 Comment

Owl Dream

This is a new book I have made for an exhibition titled ‘Between the Sheets 2019’ which opens in Perth tonight. What do I love to do between the sheets? … Continue reading

August 29, 2019 · 2 Comments

Tonglen Boat

“Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” 

June 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

Historic Maori Photographs

These historic photographs were treasured by my father’s family for many generations.

June 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

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