journeys taken lead us to find patterns in life - "when we move, we take ourselves with us."

journeys taken lead us to find patterns in life - "when we move, we take ourselves with us."

 started with an under painting of 'influences' - one of the creative mindfulness coaching activities.

started with an under painting of 'influences' - one of the creative mindfulness coaching activities.

 self portrait - taking a line for a walk

self portrait - taking a line for a walk

 making sense of patterns. an exercise from the creative mindfulness coaching program.

making sense of patterns. an exercise from the creative mindfulness coaching program.

 beginning the painting about 'influence' - layers of history, relationships and experiences.

beginning the painting about 'influence' - layers of history, relationships and experiences.

 generational influences and the patterns that emerge in our own lives. one of the activities from our creative mindfulness coach program

generational influences and the patterns that emerge in our own lives. one of the activities from our creative mindfulness coach program

 dried orchard petals - silk smooth - transparent - lightness of spirit

dried orchard petals - silk smooth - transparent - lightness of spirit

 framing segments of a painting helps focus on areas that could hold insight.

framing segments of a painting helps focus on areas that could hold insight.

 After the 'swan flower' casing opened, these whispy silk-like threads emerged - each anchored by a seed, waiting to be whisked away.

After the 'swan flower' casing opened, these whispy silk-like threads emerged - each anchored by a seed, waiting to be whisked away.


 a card for my brother and his partner

a card for my brother and his partner

 an evening spent drawing a beautiful gift.

an evening spent drawing a beautiful gift.

 flowers from 'town house' geelong.  We'd been to see a French film in Geelong. A wet afternoon. And on returning a beautiful bouquet from Town House was on the door step. No better way to celebrate their beauty than to draw them.

flowers from 'town house' geelong.  We'd been to see a French film in Geelong. A wet afternoon. And on returning a beautiful bouquet from Town House was on the door step. No better way to celebrate their beauty than to draw them.

 creative mindfulness: Acrylic on wood panel "gift for susan" by barbara grace  Images tell a story. Stories that reflect precious moments that a camera can mimic, yet not describe in the full sensual tones needed. These are some of my stories told through a range of different mediums.

creative mindfulness: Acrylic on wood panel "gift for susan" by barbara grace

Images tell a story. Stories that reflect precious moments that a camera can mimic, yet not describe in the full sensual tones needed. These are some of my stories told through a range of different mediums.

 When in doubt fly - dream - breathe - collage using dried orchard petals as wings.

When in doubt fly - dream - breathe - collage using dried orchard petals as wings.

 mapping your journey creatively

mapping your journey creatively

 mixed media on paper. march 2018

mixed media on paper. march 2018

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 katie: she was well-loved. My brother and his partner's dog, Katie had been with them for 18 years. She kept her youthful looks right through. The darling of Darlinghurst. She will be well-remembered.

katie: she was well-loved. My brother and his partner's dog, Katie had been with them for 18 years. She kept her youthful looks right through. The darling of Darlinghurst. She will be well-remembered.

 "Still waters run deep' (barbara grace)

"Still waters run deep' (barbara grace)

 'revealing hidden blocks' (barbara grace)

'revealing hidden blocks' (barbara grace)

Painting offers a space of stillness. A place to reflect. These paintings describe the depth of our subconscious. The mindful moments we can mine for gems when present to them.

 simple lines can be the strongest

simple lines can be the strongest

 a scratchy pencil sketch

a scratchy pencil sketch

I love how a line - a simple one - conveys a mood. It's as if a piece of what's moving inside enters the pencil and finds its own expression.

 a piece of pottery bought long ago in brisbane

a piece of pottery bought long ago in brisbane

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 john marsden (author0 and mealie the cat

john marsden (author0 and mealie the cat

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Journal entries. A mindful way to remain present while exploring a moment.

 Using clay to express a relationship - a powerful tool offering deep insight.

Using clay to express a relationship - a powerful tool offering deep insight.

 waitress in a cafe

waitress in a cafe