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As I mentioned in my previous post, my daughter-in-law Clare and I have been working on a series of video tutorials to teach some of the earth-friendly fibre arts I practise at Papernicus Fine Art Studio. The intention is to help people, especially when confined at home, to […]

  I have my very talented daughter in law, Clare,  staying with me during the COVID lockdown (and delightful grandson Percy). We have been busy creating some tutorials to help those at home to do some creative activities which need little equipment and use natural materials. Clare is […]

As most of you will be aware, many public events scheduled for Queensland this year have been cancelled. This means I will not be presenting my Resourceful Cook Talk and Taste at the Relish Festival in Maryborough in June. Sadly their July Literary event, the Mary Poppins Festival, […]

Recently I posted an offer to supply plants and seeds to people wanting to grow food and unable to buy seeds or seedlings. I add here the details about many of the plants I can supply, as they are sometimes unusual or not well known. Sadly the pics […]

Turmeric – that golden root we all know is good for our health. Closely related to the other members of the ginger family, turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a perennial herb native to India. The herb itself is derived from the rhizome of the plant, which is dried to produce […]

Some reflections and statements of intent at a huge life milestone (retirement!)  My recent decision to leave teaching with the Education Department has motivated me to reflect on my career, where I hope to go next. After 25 years with the Department of Education and Training, I have […]

I have made an effort to record the events of 2019 as it was a very different year, with international travel and not working as a teacher. I haven’t really done justice to the travels we did in Europe, but I do have several hand written Travel Journals […]

As an artist with deep roots in Butchulla Country, I am honoured to be part of dedicated group of female artists working to celebrate the wonderful wildflowers of the Sunshine Coast- Rainbow Beach region. Our walks and gatherings will culminate in September 2020 when we will be showcasing […]

Lots of exciting things have happened since my last post! One very important fact is that I have retired from the Queensland Education Department as of January 24. This is an exciting development as it leaves me more time for my artwork, academic interests and activism. I have […]

AT the end of June my exhibition, Plea for Plankton, will open at The Vault, a unique art space in Bundaberg Regional Gallery. Many of the works in the show will be made from the pellicle, the fleshy growth on the top of the Kombucha culture, that cultured […]