The Anxious Life

I’ve been berating myself for days because this blog post is late. When I decided to blog regularly I made a promise to myself that I would write weekly. Weekly posts felt manageable & for the most part I’ve managed to keep to the schedule. This past week has seen me return to working outside…

Reflecting On My Breakfast Art Practice

I have been looking over some of the different art that I’ve made since I began my daily breakfast art practice. They consist of a variety of different types of art; some are more complex than others, some shine because of their simplicity. The common thread that ties them together is that they’ve all been…

Oh Anxiety

Tomorrow is RUOK Day here in Australia. Today’s post wasn’t going to touch on mental illness but i feel like I’m surrounded by it at the moment so it feels like I should write something about it. Someone close to me experienced anxiety for the first time in their life recently & I felt it…

Unexpected Friendships

When I took my first pole fitness class a little over two years ago I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was hoping the class would be fun & might provide a way to get fit without feeling like a lot of effort was involved. By the end of that first class I knew I’d…

Exploring Double Exposures

I have been enjoying exploring the possibilities that double exposure photography can bring. Initially I experimented with my iPhone to see what I could create. Happily making double exposures with my X-Pro1 is as easy an experience as it is with my iPhone. I like the otherworldliness the images create, the not quite rightness. I…

Art For Breakfast

For the past couple of months I have been making art every morning as I eat breakfast. I began simply because breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. When I’m travelling I always take the time to relax & eat a yummy breakfast whilst either sketching, people watching or both. I decided to implement…

Not Quite Right

I spent some time trying to discover the best way to visualise my experience of living with anxiety. After looking at different styles of photography and painting I settled on double exposure photography. Being completely new to the genre I decided to dip my toe in the water through the use of an app for…

Cycling Life

Feet push up & down. Crisp cold winter air bites my hands yet invigorates my body. Heartbeat keeping time with my feet. Gumtrees, grapevines, parrots. The sun tries to provide warmth. My thighs burn and my mind is empty. This is what it’s for. Cycling. Life. Unburdened by anxiety my mind is free. I am…

Seeing Anxiety

Thoughts race at high speed. Negative. Unhealthy. Real. The urge to flee. To nowhere specific just away from now. Breath is shallow. The mind races. Escape not possible. Thoughts race at high speed. Negative. Unhealthy. Real. A seperation occurs. A sideways step from reality. Observing the reaction. Knowing it’s taking place yet knowing there is…