Tarot Story Starters

Sometimes, when I need fuel injected creativity, I turn to a Tarot deck. This deck is far from complete, but there are some stories lying behind my version of the Tarot. 2010 was a traumatic year for me so there were many swords appearing in my drawings. Heather Blakey Pencil Drawings 2010

An Inner World Revealed

This is a collection of drawings I did while I was travelling, with a host of companions,   in Lemuria. Many of these are self-portraits!  Over a five year period,  while my late husband was battling cancer, and often confined to bed, I spent my nights drawing, Looking at these drawing now I can see that … Continue reading An Inner World Revealed

Sensory Healing Garden

According to the definition provided by Hussein, a sensory garden is a garden where all components are carefully designed to provide maximum sensory stimulation (2011). The aim of these gardens is to heighten our awareness of our interaction with nature through our senses. This definition of a sensory garden encompasses awareness of all aspects of … Continue reading Sensory Healing Garden

Idyllic Bush Resting Place

Bush songs devised by ordinary, everyday people are a record of the people's experiences of living, surviving and dying in the bush, as well as the colourful slang of bush life.   Today, on my way back from meeting a friend at Malmsbury for lunch, I saw a sign, that I had never noticed before, … Continue reading Idyllic Bush Resting Place

Penang’s First Lady – Martina Rozells

A Eurasian of Siamese and Portuguese descent, Martina Rozells, is said to be have been born in Thaland, Phuket and later became an adopted child of the Sultan of Kedah in what is today Malaysia – just south of Satun province in Thailand. She has variously been depicted as the a Siamese Princess, the Princess of … Continue reading Penang’s First Lady – Martina Rozells

Georgetown Headstone History

For years it was known as the Pearl of the Orient. Then Penang lost its lustre, at least to the outside world as its importance on the globe's trade routes lessened. But now, thanks to its unique architecture, fabulous cuisine and heady mix of tourist attractions, the famed city is bouncing back big time. The … Continue reading Georgetown Headstone History

Engaging in the Advent Calendar

When I created all those Advent Calendars ten years ago I used Dreamweaver and the site was static. Community members communicated using Yahoo groups. The interactive nature of Web 2 has changed all of this and now it is possible to comment on the gallery images as they go up. Lori Gloyd has been one … Continue reading Engaging in the Advent Calendar

Check out the 2017 Advent Calendar

Back in the day, when I ran the Soul Food Cafe, come December, everyone eagerly anticipated the launching of a new Advent Calendar. I launched the first, Made in Australia, calendar in December 2004. From 2004 to 2010 I launched a number of features that showcased the work of artists who inhabited the cafe and … Continue reading Check out the 2017 Advent Calendar