Category Archives: Inspirational Words

Plan Your Visions

This morning I had the joy of being a very proud mum at my son’s school Academic Assembly.  As usual, the school invited a guest speaker to come along and inspire the student’s, and their parents, with some well chosen words of wisdom.  Today’s guest totally blew me away!   Besides being a past student of the school Cassie Leese is an Executive Level Manager for Tupperware – and all plastic jokes aside, I have to admit that she had me nodding in agreement and Read More +

Que Sera, Sera….

Life is like stepping onto a boat that is about to sail out to sea and sink. – Shunryu Suzuki. If you knew that the boat moored before you had a high likelihood of sinking would you hop on board, or would you turn and walk away? Would you search out a more seaworthy vehicle, one that would help you reach your destination via safe and chartered waters? Read More +

Relaxing with Shakespeare in The Park

As a graphic and web design I spend more than my fair share of the time in front of a computer.  So yesterday’s enforced surprise  jaunt to the Shakespeare Festival performance of  King Richard III  was a welcome break.  My man mysteriously packed the picnic rug, snacks and a bottle of bubbly and whisked me away to a surprise location for an afternoon of enforced R&R … and I loved it! About an hour after leaving home we were relaxing in the sunshine at Bulimba, a beautiful riverside suburb of Brisbane,  sipping bubbly and Read More +

Textures, Filters and Blending… OH MY!

  Yesterday I treated myself to some play time on Photoshop.  I’ve been keen to practice what I’ve learnt from a number of tutorials over on the  Spoongraphics blog. If you haven’t visited Chris Spoon’s amazing site you really should head on over. As well as tutorials, Chris writes some very inspirational design articles and has a great range of products including vectors, brushes, actions, icons and heaps more.   Anyway – yesterday’s playtime task started life as an image of vintage stained paper. The stains in Read More +


pass-ion: “an intense desire or enthusiasm for something.” As a kid I loved to write stuff. From stories about my (super)dog to poems about the (super cute) boy next door.  I found that writing was a great way for me to escape reality – not that reality was bad – but sometimes it just got a bit boring for my creative mind. Short poems about my pets soon developed into lengthy poems about emotions and feelings. I found it so much easier to write about Read More + Read More +