December 15, 2019

Just in time for a pre Christmas crafter-noon of colouring, cutting and glueing I have created some DIY paper decorations for your yule and holiday festivities.  There are 4 designs of winged beasts amongst the Holly, Ivy and Oak.

It's almost Yule, but it's crispy...

November 3, 2019

On Halloween I accompanied the in-house critic on a car trip to Melbourne for the purpose of a meeting he was attending the next day. The 600km+ journey was not our best one. 

So it was that I intended to make the most of my free time in Melbourne city. I had a day of p...

March 23, 2019

Today Luna Ryan and I did an artist talk for our exhibition Long held customs (Peter Nilsson was away, but we will do another all together in April).

This morning, as I was gathering up my 'show & tell' I came across a page in my sketch book, which is the kernel idea fo...

November 29, 2018

I don't know why I waited so long to read The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. I very much enjoyed this wonderfully frosty and creepy tale. The second title of the Winternight Trilogy is on my ever growing TBR pile (though book 1 reads well as a stand alone...

October 20, 2018

I had seen the lovely cover of Naomi Novik's Spinning Silver on bookish Instagram and having enjoyed Uprooted I put it to the top of my TBR pile. When was I going to get my hands on a paper copy though? Luckily I had plans to attend a fantasy quiz at Harry Hartog...

September 30, 2018

Before the last week of the 'Myth and Mythic Adaptations' course run by the Carterhaugh School of folklore and the fantastic I would have been hard pushed to tell you who Daedalus was. Icarus yes, Pasiphae also and Ariadne but not Daedalus.

After reading about the Minot...

August 3, 2018

Áine: Midwinter Moon is in a themed group show called BLUEon display at the Corner Store Gallery in Orange. The drive from Canberra to Orange was beautiful, so much amazing countryside. BLUE is open until Sunday, August 26, 2018.

"Inspired by Iron age Celtic statues of...

December 1, 2017

Animal Tales will show at Tuggeranong Art Centre from the 1-20 December.

Mythology, Folk stories and Fairy tales are full of talking animals and beastly transformations. Some animals may be helpful and are full of advice, others are cunning and tricky. Enchanted transfo...

August 22, 2017

I have a new long term project. Hurrah!

Think owls, Meadowsweet, Broom and Oak, of magic, betrayal and transformation. For any of you who know your Welsh Mythology you will know whose tale I speak of... The tale of 'Blodewuedd'.

I think it was Alan Garner's 1967 YA nove...

August 20, 2017

While standing in the book signing queue at the National Library of Australia I managed to join another book group (as you do). Unfortunately I couldn't attend its next meeting because I was teaching the same night BUT I did read the book of the month which was America...

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