Monday, November 29, 2010

More than meets the eye...

I can scratch another item from my "life's to-do-list" after attending my first Antique Auction on the weekend! I managed to score a few bargains (will post pics soon) and I was reminded that EVERYTHING IS ONLY WORTH WHAT SOMEONE IS WILLING TO PAY FOR IT. 
Thank goodness this does not apply to humans - well not always. I witnessed the strangest items selling for a fortune and the most beautiful (these eyes being their beholder) going for a song! I also found this 1970's edition of a Greys Anatomy - the diagrams/illustrations are just fabulous. The fact that we have all these amazing pathways, parts and pieces that make up our bodies.... well there are no words really.

I am feeling so incredibly inspired (especially when I visit all the homes of fellow Bloggers and see the creative adventures of such beautiful souls. It's like a "Cosmic Kick in the Pants" to get cracking and Make - Write - Read - Create - Make -Write - Read - Create - Eat Chocolate and Drink Tea.
Priming the Tea-Pot now...

Many more creative and informative blogs to follow!  This promise I make to ME.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Light, Love and Leonard

You can add up the parts
but you won't have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in. 

I went to see this amazing man in concert this week and needless to say I was deeply affected. He is a poet and a musician and an inspiration to all artists! At a mere 76 years young(yep you read correctly!) he packed out a stadium venue and, I can honestly say, I have never seen such an eclectic crowd at a concert... ever.

Leonard - Thank you for the music, the words and the poetry.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Looking through a new lens...

Now I'm the first to agree that "the camera does not maketh the photographer" 
However! I have to give credit to the clever boffins who design amazing lenses that help 
us see the world around us just a little differently. 

My new camera has me snapping away at anything willing to be captured. 
My first victims - flowers! In my garden, in my home, anywhere! Here are a few that I placed in my bathroom on the vanity. We have a Velux window in this room and the light changes during the day. This was taken early in the morning. So pretty!  

Why do I love flowers so? I love their impermanency, it's a poignant reminder to me to remain as often as I can in the now. I love that they grace our world with such little effort and yet their impact can be so strong. I love that they are an appropriate measure of joy and sorrow. I love their colours, their fragrance (or lack of), their fragility, their humility, their variety, their versatility.... their simple perfection. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Little is Lovely!

Just discovered these little Apothecary Bottles at one of my favourite shops in Perth, Mr Sparrow - with a name like that who wouldn't wander in? And when you do... Sigh 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Etcetera, etc

This image was inspired by the the "absolutely fabulous" stylist/artist/bower-bird/paint-designer/collector (the list WILL go on!) Sibella Court; who has won critical acclaim/awards/fans/admirers/hearts (the list WILL go on!) with her book Etcetara etc. If you love all things beautiful, unique and authentic then you simply must read this book! Thank you Sibella for the inspiration - you are so right... "Why should a home be anything but an authentic expression of what you love?" 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


"Until you try you don't know what you can't do"  Henry James

Very excited to be enrolled in a digital camera workshop this weekend!
My gorgeous hubby blessed me with a pretty spiffy camera so it's time to see what this baby can do!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Music & Magic

Wikipedia says:

Music is an art form whose medium is soundMagic is an art form that entertains an audience by creating illusions. Sound is a mechanical wave that is an oscillation of pressure. Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements.

I say:


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Snowdrifts in Spring....

 This Almond tree produces the most amazingly large blossom flowers which drop their petals when the breeze picks up - a small snow drift in Spring!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Follow your Bliss

Joseph Campbell once said "Follow your Bliss" Here are a few shots of BLISS and its followers...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


So very grateful for my beautiful, enchanted, safe, inspired and authentic life... I am blessed, truly blessed.

Monday, November 1, 2010


For in a swift radiance of illumination he saw a glimpse of human struggle and of valour. Of the endless fluid passage of humanity through endless time. And of those who labour and of those who - one word - love. His soul expanded. But for a moment only. For in him he felt a warning, a shaft of terror. Between the two worlds he was suspended. He saw that he was looking at his own face in the counter glass before him.    (Carson McCullers - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter)


Don't you just love words! They truly are the stuff of magic and mystery. I see a book as a time travelling machine. Actually more like the beautiful brass bed in the classic Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks - haven't seen it? You must! Since I mostly read in bed it seems an appropriate metaphor. I make the tea, I prop the pillows, I pop on the reading specs and... I'm off. So this my first post (technically my second, I know, but really my first does not count since it was more of an introduction than a post) is dedicated to authors, writers and magical magicians who weave time machines for us using the thread of language and the fabric of life. Thank you! If you love books as much as I do then I know another of my dreams is sure to come true... The Worlds Biggest Book Club... (watch this space)