Category Archives: Random Short Thoughts

This April is the cruellest month

It was my birthday last week; not especially an important one, except for one reason. I am now the same age as my mother. Weird. It’s weird to imagine me leading her life, when ours diverged significantly. Weird thinking about … Continue reading

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Summer of Sundays +

It’s finished and submitted and sitting in a Brooklyn art library, but it took ages to decide what to do for my second Sketchbook Project. It’s about that most obvious of all lame art anxieties – that of the blank … Continue reading

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Month of Sundays

The Drop by Drawing class on Sundays at the National Gallery of Victoria concluded. I miss it already. Last Sunday wasn’t the same. For one, there was foster kittens, but mainly, I missed arting about. However, I can safely say … Continue reading

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No one view

Tis said there is only one view of Sydney, a vista that encompasses the Harbour, the harbour’s old coat hanger of a bridge and the Opera House. Of course they are much-loved and instantly identifiable everywhere, even if our Prime … Continue reading

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Review: Art(iface) of Banksy

On Sunday morning I visited The Art of Banksy exhibition, curated by Steve Lazarides, at The Paddock, an incongruously named gravel and concrete patch of space nestled alongside the train lines and the car parks that service the Birrarung Marr/Fed Square … Continue reading

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And then I remembered

Completely forgetting about a short story being published is just one of the many ways I can tell I haven’t coped very well with some less than wonderful personal happenings at the end of December and into January. But’s that … Continue reading

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…don’t hurry the journey at all…

Beyond my family there are a few people who directly informed my life and who saw, or lit, the spark of promise in me. Special first off honour goes to Margaret Muller, my high school English teacher, for whom I … Continue reading

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