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 […]

Each year Maryborough celebrates one of its famous daughters, author PL Travers, who became famous as the author of a series of books about Mary Poppins, the magical governess. This year I will be part of the festival and will be happy to teach a techniques for creating […]

You can find me in the grounds of Gatakers Artspace this year on Saturday June 1! This year the focus is on FOOD! Yes, in the course of the day you can see me making a selection of dishes featuring native foods which are available either free,  or […]

This year’s Gympie Garden Expo has been brought forward into April! Saturday April 27 is the date to mark. In previous years I have done a range of activities: last year it was papermaking with garden clippings and prunings, the previous year a panel partnership with Uncle Eugene […]

Bunya coconut cake Ingredients: 2 cups bunya meal (cooked and finely chopped bunya kernels) 1 cup almond meal 1 tin coconut cream (400ml) 1 cup coconut sugar Cinnamon 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 teaspoon baking soda Method: Place all ingredients in food processor and whizz for […]

Some years ago, while working at a large local primary school, I placed a large bunya cone on the staff room table and listened to the ensuing conversations. “What’s that?” asked one person. “it’s a kind of bush tucker,” said her companion. ”But they are really poisonous. You […]

I am really happy to be going north to my original home town, Maryborough, this coming weekend (June 2 – 3) for the annual Relish Festival. The lovely Trevor, from Gatakers Artspace has invited me back for another day of bringing paper making to the public. Last year […]

With the Playing with Pulp workshop fast approaching, I have been concentrating on utilising the Hollander beater that I have on loan for a month from my papermakers group. As it is Easter and a wonderful gardening season with rain and lush growth, I have been busy setting […]

Some dates for the calendar: Workshops & public appearances: Saturday June 3 Workshop at Maryborough Relish Festival Theme: Making paper from edibles The paper-making vats will be filled with by-products from creating delicious treats for the Relish Festival: See what you can make with offcuts, peelings and a […]