Once Australia – Part One

It’s been too long since my last Meditations blog entry. I’ve been busy manifesting and creating so this is going to be an overview to cover the past couple of months since the Adelaide Fringe Festival ended and I wrapped up a successful premiere season of my show Someday. Auditions A few days after my finalContinue reading “Once Australia – Part One”

Someday (Music/Cabaret) | Adelaide Fringe Festival

I’ve been very busy over the past month refining my new original music show for the Adelaide Fringe Festival. After developing the single ‘Someday‘ through the Interplay artist development program in 2020, I’ve decided to curate a selection of my original songs to present as a mindful cabaret. I’ve incorporated positive psychology and neuroscience intoContinue reading “Someday (Music/Cabaret) | Adelaide Fringe Festival”

Nexus Arts Orchestra | Adelaide Entertainment Centre

I’m ever so grateful for my involvement with Nexus Arts, a contemporary and culturally-diverse arts organisation based in Adelaide, South Australia. I was honoured to be booked as one of three singers who performed with the Nexus Arts Orchestra on 26 January 2021. I thank Music Director Julian Ferraretto for his beautiful arrangements of IContinue reading “Nexus Arts Orchestra | Adelaide Entertainment Centre”

Patience | practising delayed gratification

I’ve been sketching for a month now and I can already see an improvement as a result of my creative effort. I chose my latest subject while I was out on a walk with my family. I spotted this pelican poised on a rock in the Roy Amer Reserve Wetlands and something about it appealedContinue reading “Patience | practising delayed gratification”

Navigation by Stardust | reflections on a purposeful life

This time of year means different things to everyone. It’s lauded as a holiday season yet, for many, it causes more work and stress than a supposed holiday ought to. For some it is a spiritual season, one of hope and new beginnings, and a time for giving to our loved ones or those whoContinue reading “Navigation by Stardust | reflections on a purposeful life”

Set in Stone | fixed mindsets

I used to think that I had no talent in visual arts. This was before I’d even attempted to sketch anything. In my mind, I’m a musician, a performer who feels at home telling a story on stage (or, since 2020, via a screen). At the start of this month, I began exploring a newContinue reading “Set in Stone | fixed mindsets”

Waterfalls | finding flow

At the foot of the Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty Summit trail, there is a serene body of water. I recently hiked here with my husband for our four year anniversary, and it is a place I love visiting. It brings me closer to Adelaide’s natural surrounds and, following a strenuous climb, there’s the gratificationContinue reading “Waterfalls | finding flow”

Face It | managing fear

Whenever I stand at the threshold of something daunting I feel my heartbeat accelerate as I sense fear trying to talk me out of taking that next step. In these moments I imagine something serene, and I focus my energy on it until my moderate heartbeat returns. My cousin took a photograph of Jasmine’s faceContinue reading “Face It | managing fear”

It Could Be a Vase | assigning labels

unfulfilled it stoodatop a wooden tablethe empty vase had not a drop to hold its needs were transparentbut no one ever met themthe thirsty vase had not a bloom to boast I saw the lonely vesseland chose to make it specialthrough my drawing it would be the star destinies are chosenby every individualit need notContinue reading “It Could Be a Vase | assigning labels”

Take Flight | prolific not perfect

Two years ago I interviewed an artist as she painted a mural outside of a café. Her process fascinated me and so I struck up a conversation with her and she agreed to be interviewed on my blog at The Serenade Files. That artist was Claire Foxton and during the interview she said something toContinue reading “Take Flight | prolific not perfect”