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”

Take a leaf | the philosopher’s voice

I once stopped to admire an insect resting on a leaf in a garden. This moment moved me in its simplicity. Everything in nature has its purpose and this was one of those serene examples of fauna and flora existing harmoniously. This image captures individualism and interconnection, so when I was thinking of what toContinue reading “Take a leaf | the philosopher’s voice”

Baby Steps | encountering roadblocks in creativity

I’ve often wondered why I hesitate or become anxious before beginning a creative task. In the domain I’m most experienced in, music, I think it’s because I’ve studied it for many years and I have high expectations for myself. While I always aim for quality when I produce music, I’ve observed that my reputation inContinue reading “Baby Steps | encountering roadblocks in creativity”

​​Mother Nature | The silence of beauty

I’ve practised mindful creativity yesterday and I’ve posted a blog about surrendering to creative impulse. It turns out inspiration has no regard for one’s body clock and around midnight inspiration visited me again. I chose to be accommodating and sketched a new work in bed aided by the dim light of a bed lamp. I’mContinue reading “​​Mother Nature | The silence of beauty”

Cups and conversation | surrender to creative impulse

​For most of my life I’ve preferred to attempt things rather than just wonder what it would b​​e like to experience them. I’m fortunate to be visited by inspiration frequently but I’m not always its most hospitable host. Many ideas have floated away from me in search of a more attentive creator. Perhaps, I shouldContinue reading “Cups and conversation | surrender to creative impulse”

Someday music video | Nexus Arts

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of recording a music video for my single Someday live on the Nexus Arts stage. I sincerely thank Nexus Arts, the Music Development Office, Emily Tulloch (artistic director), Naomi Keyte (artist development officer), Aaron Schuppan (video), Noni Espinosa (audio/lighting), Tom Barnes (audio), Evelyn Saito (hair/makeup), Olivia Freear (stylist),Continue reading “Someday music video | Nexus Arts”

Circuit breaker diaries part one

The city of Adelaide declared a 6-day long ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown as of 12.00 am Thursday 19 November, following the discovery of 18 cases of COVID-19 in the state. I did a week of groceries with my family and I was pleased to see that calm and polite shoppers were perusing the aisles of ourContinue reading “Circuit breaker diaries part one”

Que sera: a glass half full

It’s easy to look at what’s going on in the world and become overwhelmed with emotions that are negative, or to feel hard-done-by, but our circumstances alone do not dictate our level of wellbeing. We have the gift of intention to do with as we please. A week ago, a phenomenal lightning storm lit upContinue reading “Que sera: a glass half full”

The Recordist – Adelaide Film Festival

In January I was cast as an extra for this short film which will premiere on Monday 19 October at the Adelaide Film Festival. Filmmakers Indianna Bell and Josiah Allen are quickly making a name for themselves in the international festival circuit with their previous film Call Connect taking home the award of Best NarrativeContinue reading “The Recordist – Adelaide Film Festival”