An Aussies perspective of an American Mall.

There are quite wide cultural distances between we Aussies, and Americans. Things we say and do and of course due to the huge population in the USA, everything is BIG. Sometimes that is a little daunting for the average Aussie tourist. I wrote this a while ago but it’s still relevant today and it’s part…

I wrote the book.

As a child I read everything I could get my hands on. Little did I imagine I would ever write one of my own, let alone two.! Now in my 70’s I’m working on 3 at the same time. Today I found a note of how I found the time to write the Alphabet Book….

A week in the life of a Textile Artist.

It’s been a week of interesting occasions. Funny, – life has a way of grounding you at times so just follow the path and eventually you go through the gate and it opens to more amazing things. I guess just saying “Amazing things” is a bit like going round in circles. “Amazing” means so many…

A week of working.

Working for me takes many different routes. Sometimes, it’s giving a lecture, sometimes it’s teaching, at other times it’s drawing, writing, stitching and designing in the studio. In all honesty I wouldn’t have it any other way – I have a lot of different roads I want to explore right now and I am indeed…

Camels

Camels I’ve had a love hate relationship with camels, and I’ve ridden them in Dubai, India and Jordan. You know I could take it or leave it, to be honest, I’m not built for camel riding. We visited Petra in Jordan and this is where these photos were taken. I have made and taught a…

Travel

I love staying in hotels….. actually it’s just as well because I’ve spent almost 7 weeks out of the last 12 living in them. 98% are Hilton Hotels so I know just what the bed will be like, the shampoo and the soap and even the coffee. It’s familiar, it’s comfortable, I get a great…

Frustration.

I’ve changed formats for my web page and blog and it’s really annoying me. It really should be quite simple, but somehow it’s taking more time than I allow myself to spend, but I have to get it right.

Travel

Travel is not for the faint hearted. My buddy, Miss Lisa left Dallas two hours earlier than I yesterday. It was the end of our tour and as I watched her drive off in the bright orange Dodge we had hired for the past two weeks, I felt a little anxiety for her safety during…