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”

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”

​​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”