So I Made A Zine

The idea came to me this past Saturday evening to put together a mini zine containing short quotes about anxiety. I woke up Sunday morning & started working on it. I made the decision to make several copies by hand & I’ll photocopy the best one to make several more copies. Towards the end of…

Food, Glorious Food

I am a passionate believer in making & eating quality food. I think good food is one of life’s most important things. One of my favourite things in life is to prepare & serve food to share with others. It could be something as simple as a couple of homemade biscuits & coffee or an…

Art Journal Fun

I’ve been fascinated by art journals for a while. They show up in my social media feed & some of the artists I’ve interviewed for Art Supply Posse keep them or specialise in them. But I was hesitant to start my own. My style of art isn’t the same as that of the artists I…

Yes, I Celebrate My Dogs Birthdays

Yesterday was Zena’s 11th birthday. Zena is the eldest of my two dogs. It almost feels impossible that she is already 11 years old. I remember vividly the day we met her, as if it happened only moments ago. Even then as a small eight week old puppy she was full of sass. We took…

Those Small Moments Of Beauty

Photographing small moments of beauty has – over the past few months – become incredibly important to me. When I am anxious I find myself unable to see the world properly. Effort is needed, either medical or physical – often both – to pull my mind out of anxiety. For some time afterwards I feel…

Finding Joy In A Public Library

Recently I’ve rediscovered the joy of using a public library. This has happened for a number of reasons. My list of books to read is large & grows faster than I can read. And I don’t really need to own all these books. I feel a little guilty admitting this because I assume that authors…

Celebrating 15 Years of Marriage

A foundation built on love kindness empathy respect strengthened by the desire to move through life together * Tested by unexpected forces proof we are better together * United by belief in each other in our friendship in our love I have struggled to articulate in this blog post what 15 years of marriage to…

Uncomfortable With An iPhone

This weekend past saw me in Melbourne holidaying with a newer friend. When packing I decided not to pack my camera. My thought process being that I wanted to focus on relaxing, instead of feeling like I “had” to use my camera. Of course as we pounded the pavement of Melbourne’s CBD on Saturday the…

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…