The dream of children was always on my radar, even as a little girl. My husband and I married quite young so waited a while before trying for children. Once we began trying to conceive the excitement was so great for me. The day I dreamed of would soon be here.Read More
As a full time artist I have recently been challenged with the reality of living in the world but not of the world. I was a finalist in the 2016 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. I painted actor and comedian Garry McDonald and portrayed his more vulnerable side.Read More
I am convinced that we all have the capacity to engage our right (more creative) and left (more intellectual) brain, that we are all both creative and intelligent. It can be a tension to reconcile paint brushes with Pythagoras theorem or cake baking with data mining but the tension between creativity and intelligence is one with great reward.Read More
After a big year in 2017 both personally and in my work I was feeling burnt out and in some ways, spiritually dried out. Nothing had gone wrong to justify the way I felt, in fact, many wonderful things had happened across the year and I was grateful for all that God had worked in my life and business.Read More
Nicodemus could have easily stayed in his comfortable job, with his comfortable beliefs but instead he wanted to keep learning. We need to be like Nicodemus - to be women who never stop learning, questioning and having new experiences.Read More
Sitting here in bed (luxury at 10AM on a weekday morning!), worship music playing in the background, a candle burning on the shelf, toast and tea beside me; sounds like the perfect life! Except I can’t ignore this huge belly between me and my laptop and the fact that my world is about to be turned upside down by this (constantly kicking) little human in a few short weeks.Read More
Spring is always a glorious season. I love the visibility of new green shoots; I love the scent of new growth and I really love the thaw of winter. We feel the warmth of sunlight through our woollen garments and we open wide the windows to breathe in all that spring promises.Read More
The Potter sat at break of day,
And gazed upon His chosen clay,
Then they began - the clay and He,
The dance of life, on spinning wheel.
With gentle hand and watchful eye,
The Potter caused the clay to rise.
But what is shapeless mound of grey?
So dance they must and so they stay.
When I’m out photographing it will often feel as if I am dancing… Oh I don’t mean physically, because when I look down my two big clumsy feet are firmly on the ground. But something on the inside of me is twirling and spinning and floating!Read More
In my final year of high school we would pray the Serenity Prayer daily. It guided us throughout the ups and downs of the tests and challenges that would come our way. It is funny how simple memories come back to guide us in the years to follow. Six years on, the beginning of 2017, a new year and ultimately a new fresh start, I found myself disappointed with God.Read More
I find it is so easy in the busyness of daily life to feel overwhelmed or ineffective. In a time where distraction is constant, it is paramount for us to focus on what is in front of us and to place priority on the things we have been set to do.Read More
Gluten free, dairy free, wheat free, soy free, nut free, meat free, sugar free, fat free, carb free… the list goes on. It seems as though our diets are more restrictive as we become more aware of what is best for our bodies. Whilst I admit I am guilty of at least three of the above, I wanted to share with you the importance of adding value to our health, not just taking elements away.Read More