Nature’s Heart

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir It’s why I’m inspired to paint!  The feeling of completing the cycle, from inspiration in the wilderness, the long conversations and a sense of place,… Continue reading Nature’s Heart

Remote Awakening 

I love the wilderness, it opens my heart to the wonder. At the same time it can be somewhat isolating. Having just flown across the Pacific to spend a week exploring my inner depths and the meaning of life with the Diamond Approach, I have to say it’s incredible to experience in person the awake… Continue reading Remote Awakening 

One small step…

They’re in! Every single one of the 500 trees supplied by the Wellington City Council are now happily ensconced in their new home, the Buckley Road Reserve. Thanks to all that gave a helping hand. We had some good weather and a great mix of new and familiar faces, young and old, Maranui scones and… Continue reading One small step…

Undercurrents

   “the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us. Not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The silence that is a place of refuge of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are.” ~Rachel Naomi Rem

A Touch of Colour

Last week I went back to school!    It was a lot of fun and those kids had really done their homework! They knew a lot about me and my work already and asked some very intelligent and searching questions! I was really put on the spot for twenty minutes of intense questioning. It’s so good… Continue reading A Touch of Colour

Being in the Studio?

Getting back into the studio, Challenged, refreshed and inspired by my latest Diamond Approach retreat with Sandra Maitri. A central part of the work we do is inquiry. Looking at who we truly are, and the thread of our experience that brought us to this present moment… I ask myself…..Who is this Being in my Studio? … Continue reading Being in the Studio?