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...
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...
Dig Deep When it Hurts

Dig Deep When it Hurts

Grief and intense sorrow are emotions we all experience in our lives. They can leave us feeling emotionally raw and overwhelmed, struggling to accomplish daily tasks. Several years ago, when I was heartbroken over a loved one’s serious illness, I put aside my writing...
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...
The Scattergun Approach

The Scattergun Approach

I’ve been jumping around like a jackrabbit when it comes to reading during the past year. One week I’m delving into The Europeans by Henry James then I’m switching centuries to read about modern-day émigrés in Janice Lee’s The Expatriates. I burrow into Renaissance...

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