Throughout my childhood in Ballarat, we knew the distressing bite of a long, cold winter, below zero. We rode to school in the rain and occasional snow, but there was always a promise of warmth and comfort the minute we arrived home. I suppose the thought of never being able to come back home, and…Continue reading →
Hello ! from Melbourne..
I am an author, illustrator, artist, and art educator who lives and works in Melbourne.
View videos and posts on my illustrating, drawing, painting and writing processes for children’s books.
“A creative process may begin with a flash of a new idea or with a hunch. It may just start as noodling around with a problem, getting some fresh ideas along the way.
It’s a process, not a single event, and genuine creative processes involves critical thinking as well as imaginative insights and fresh ideas.” Sir Ken Robinson
Have fun ….and Do !
Playing and having fun with words are core strategies for developing skills of creativity, especially for the very young. Edward Lear and Spike Milligan’s nonsense poetry have always inspired me. From a very early age I was fascinated by the minimalism and efficiency of these author’s poetry accompanied by their simple line drawings. Recently I…Continue reading →
(Part B) -Storytelling through mark making Sharing storytelling and mark making in early years is an exciting way to develop a child’s understanding of the world around them. Collaborative groups with their peers opens conversations and provides an attentive audience. During my recent Artist-in-Residence with the Pre-Prep group at St Peter’s, Loreto Toorak, the children…Continue reading →