Kids Activity Morning at Food Connect

I love the ethos of Food Connect and have been a customer of their locally sourced, freshly picked, non sprayed fresh fruit and vegetables for years now. I feel that we are on the same sustainable, ethical, healthy food journey and it was a real joy to work together with the children at a Food…

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Wynnum Manly Community Garden

I spent a lovely morning facilitating a lino printing workshop at Wynnum Manly Community Garden with local children in the school holidays. It was a beautiful crisp, clear and sunny Brisbane winter morning. We talked together about the structure of plants – fruit and leaves – how generous nature is when we counted how many…

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School Visit to Manly State School

I was invited to read A Patch from Scratch to Jesse’s classroom at Manly State School. We started with a game of ‘Simon Says’. There was lots of giggling as the children twisted themselves into the shapes of a bananas, bunches of grapes, apples,  worms, chooks and so on. Because the book is long, I stopped at the…

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I just came back from a wonderful weekend at the annual BIA Moreton Island Art Camp. Accomodated in M*A*S*H style tents, surrounded by inspiring fellow artists, including ‘Hot Lips Hoolihan’ aka Casey Macneil and the lovely Kristin Mountjoy, as well as Banksia Trees, She Oaks, curlews, the rhythmic sounds of the ocean, the sweet waters of…

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A Patch from Scratch

I haven’t shared this before. But Penguin Books Australia have signed me up to publish a book I wrote and illustrated called “A Patch from Scratch”. Its about one urban family’s journey into sustainable living in the city. I am working on a night scene today, where the family tries to find out what is…

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Alice Springs Prison

Check out my friend Judith Parrott and her blog on her latest photographic exhibition to be held in Glasgow as part of the Commonwealth Games celebrations. I drew this image for her because she wasn’t allowed to photograph her experience in Alice Springs prison. She’s sitting up on the bench in the cell to the…

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