Stories

November 13, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Pocket Book

Wisdoms of Rose Book Browne Ink Studio 1

 

Wisdoms of Rose pocket book is now available on-line from Browne Ink Studio and in bookstores listed below.

15 beautiful Roses offer a pocket full of strength and self-empowering comfort – and come with a pleasant warning:  In reading this book, varying amounts of Roselike attitude may rub off which could initiate an astounding new wave of self confidence, a general feeling of peaceful content – and a delightfully blissful state of oblivion.   Her stories you’ll find in the blog here.

. New Edition Bookshop, Fremantle. Fremantle Art Centre Found Giftshop.   Crow Bookshop, Victoria Park.  Planet Bookshop, Northbridge and Mount Lawley.  Subiaco Bookshop, Rokeby Road, Subiaco. Beaufort Street Books, Mount Lawley.  The Well Bookshop, Applecross.  Collins Booksellers, Cottesloe.  Lane Bookshop, Claremont. Diabolik Books & Records, Mt Hawthorn and .  Rabble Games and Books, Maylands.   Paper Bird Books, Fremantle.  Saga Books, South Fremantle.  Mill Point Caffe Bookshop, South Perth.

August 6, 2018 - Hold Your Boat

flipper girl rock boat

Flipper Girl snipped ball and anchor and cast away from the sinking of boats rocked, minding her own future – and sheltering in relatively calm and trouble free aquariums.

October 11, 2017 - Army of Ink Hanky Panky

Army of Ink Burn Baby Burn

The End … of hanky panky.

July 29, 2017 - Army of Ink – Just One More

Army of Ink Just One More Day Final

Just one more …

It’s hard when things end.  When you really, really want them to keep going.  To last forever.

I think this ‘Ink’ could be suggesting an eventual shrinking of the loss.  An end to the slide.  And perhaps even new growth in herself.  Her arrival and the hopeful spin on her meaning was influenced by the music and message above and below.  The quote (in the post above, and this ‘Ink’) seem to be suggesting  … the secret to change could well be in the building?

 

June 3, 2017 - Army of Ink Only One Left

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Sometimes she lost sight of hope. 

Then….a Good Man lead her to a painting called ‘Hope’…..

 

hope

Pre-Raphaelite Artist Edward Burne-Jones 1896

Hope is seen seated on a globe, blindfolded, with only one string in her lyre.  Yet even with that one string, music still has to be possible.

“Hope need not mean expectancy. It suggests here rather the music which can come from the remaining chord”

G.F. Watts

In the wake of the Manhattan tragedy, it seems a good time to share this one.  Please pass her (and the hope) on.

Amelia Bloom arrived in response to the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris.  She also carries a message of hope worth sharing.  Click on her link and please pass Amelia and her message on…..

amelia bloom worry bank 4

amelia bloom worry bank text

February 22, 2017 - Uprising

Matilda is like a life size Army of Ink trooper.  Watch all the clip or forward to half way through and see the little girl with the books (words below).   Musical currently touring Australia.  Pass it on  …

Just because you find that life’s not fair, it
Doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it.
If you always take it on the chin and wear it, nothing will change.
Just because I find myself in this story,
It doesn’t mean that everything is written for me.
If I think the ending is fixed already,
I might as well be saying I think that it’s OK,
And that’s not right!

You have to put it right!

 

In the slip of a bolt, there’s a tiny revolt.
The seeds of a war in the creak of a floorboard.
A storm can begin, with the flap of a wing.
The tiniest mite packs the mightiest sting!
Every day, starts with the tick of a clock.
All escapes, starts with the click of a lock!
If you’re stuck in your story and want to get out
You don’t have to cry, you don’t have to shout!

‘Cause if you’re little you can do a lot, you
Mustn’t let a little thing like, ‘little’ stop you
If you sit around and let them get on top, you
Won’t change a thing!

Just because you find that life’s not fair, it
Doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it!
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
You might as well be saying
You think that it’s ok
And that’s not right!
And if it’s not right!
You have to put it right!

But nobody else it gonna put it right for me!
Nobody but me is going to change my story!
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!

 

army of ink girl hanging monkey bars

army of ink once upon a dark time

call to arms