It is my fault. No one else’s.

I so badly want to be a person who can stay at home and write all day, and who can do art, and just be creative. I want to be a person who leaves a legacy to the world of amazing books, and art work, and thoughts, and all these amazing things. I want my

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Bearing, Whanganui River

I wanted to share with you a coulee of first draft pieces I wrote for my creative non-fiction paper. They are both about the same object, the shiny ball called “Bearing” along Whanganui River. Both are about the same object, but are written from a different perspective. He Tangata A shiny round sphere hovers above

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Susan Mackay – New Zealand Creative.

Its funny how much can change in such a short while. We no longer live in Wellington, but instead have moved to Whanganui. This is a place we’ve wanted to move to since Andrew and I first got together. Finally we are here. We’ve actually been here about a year now, and we’re loving it.

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Bruno Mars

Last week my girlfriend Delwyn and I flew to Auckland overnight to see Bruno Mars in concert. It was a belated birthday gift to each of us (her birthday is the second of February and mine the 23rd of February). We hardly ever get the chance to see each other now as she lives in

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Happy birthday to me

It was my birthday on Friday. I know! Happy Birthday to me. I turned 31. I’d always said to myself that I thought my 30s would be the greatest years of my life. They would be the years when I had it all sorted. When I would be comfortable, confident, and sexy in my own

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New year. New look. Basically, a new life.

You’ve probably noticed already that instead of splitting my blogs across this site for all my personal blogging and my other word press one for all the stuff about education in art now it is all going to come through this one website. This is going to allow everyone to see what I’m doing and

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Yayoi Kusama

Kusama is an artist I have been thinking back to for a while now. I went to her exhibition at the Wellington City Gallery when it was on in 2009. This was back before I had ever actually been to a proper gallery for an artist exhibition, and before I had really taken any interest

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Visit to The Dowse

On the drive over to The Dowse Art Gallery I was thinking about how strange going to an Art Gallery is, and how some people probably wouldn’t visit an Art Gallery because it is such a strange and personal thing to do. It almost has a feel like visiting someone’s house that you don’t know

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I had my baby!!

So I’ve been away for a bit, and I’m likely to be sort of here and there on the posting for a while. I had my baby! His name is Jack, and he was born 6 weeks ago on 5 September 2017. He was a big born when he was born 9 pound 5 ounces,

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Just to keep you posted

So, the reason I’ve been away for a long time, is because over the past year I have been doing a lot of different things. Here’s a list: Having a miscarried baby – and then getting over the grief of that. Having an actual baby – which has been born on 5 September this year

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Sincere apologies for the lack of posting

So I have been off work for the last month or so now. The last post I wrote was about my plans for this year, and a download of the events of last year. Since that post there has been a huge amount of things going on, and I’d love to share them with you

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The Run down from 2016 – and Start up for 2017

Well, 2016 has certainly been a year! If this his year has shown us nothing else it has shown us what strength we have as humans and how resilient we really are when faced with trials, fear, and uncertainty. This is time last year I was reflecting on the year that was 2015 – as

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So it’s Christmas….. nearly.

Yay the christmas season is upon us, and WOW! what a season its been. Last weekend, or maybe it was the weekend before, Andrew, Grace and I set up our Christmas tree and all the decorations around the house. The house really is feeling very festive now, and really cheering us up. Here are some

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Art on the Internet

I’m just wanting to write a short blog today, so sorry if there are no images, or its not long. I just wanted to put out there a quick something around modern art. So, there are not that many people who will actually spend the time (and sometimes money) to go visit a gallery. Not

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Working hard to figure out what I’m doing

So lately I have been working hard to figure my art out. For a long time I’ve known that I have some talent as an artist in the sense that I know I am able to make things look how they are supposed to look, and I know that I have the desire and passion

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