Surprised by Escher

Surprised by Escher

Another month, another museum visit. With each visit, comes inspiration. This time, it’s the Escher special exhibition at The Hague’s Kunstmuseum. Dutch-born Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is known around the world for artwork of optical illusions, objects...
Creative Layers

Creative Layers

I visited an art exhibition in Amsterdam recently and had the opportunity to speak with one of the artists who exhibited her work. When I asked Danish-born artist, Hanne Winkler, about her creative process, I was fascinated to hear how she incorporated snippets of...
Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True

I am over the moon to announce my debut historical novel The Engraver’s Secret will be published by Harper Collins Australia in April 2024 in Australia, New Zealand and UK. The path to publication is unpredictable. It can take an author in numerous directions....
Lost in Libraries

Lost in Libraries

If you’re passionate about books, you’re probably passionate about libraries and would be happy to be lost inside one for a day. Step through the doors of a library and your senses are hit with distinctive smells of ink and paper, sounds of muted footsteps and hushed...
Suspend Your Disbelief

Suspend Your Disbelief

Whenever my husband and I watch movies with a plot relating to a commercial airplane – Sully and Air Force One are favourites – he can’t help whispering in my ear during the movie: “They can’t do that in real life.” Commercial pilots will be the first to tell you...
Perfect Winter Reads

Perfect Winter Reads

I swapped my sandals for fur-lined boots when I moved with my family from Australia to Europe in 2008 and we began celebrating Christmas in wintertime. During the coldest, darkest days of the year, our home is filled with cosy tea lights, we snuggle under blankets...

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