November 19, 2016 - Army of Ink Because She Mattered


Because she mattered.

Leave her with you to ponder some meaning….

And on a similar note, this is a good read:



September 19, 2016 - Army of Ink Stop The Rock


The boat ceased to rock.

A new arrival in the ‘Flipper Girl’ series.  If you’d like to read my thoughts on this one – continue on.  If you’d like to have and keep your own, stop here.

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April 6, 2016 - Army of Ink Splits

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There was no turning back.

It felt like a painful split but in reality it was a gradual manoeuvre she was sort of certain of pulling off.

 From the ‘Flipper Girl’ series emerging among the Army of Ink.  (Look for the one with the goggles like below). Leave her with you to ponder possible meaning…..
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November 9, 2015 - Army of Ink Will Everyone Please Stop Smiling

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What’s with all the smiley faces – things are really not that great.

The one thing she disliked most was false optimism.   And it was popping up everywhere, particularly in text and email messages 🙂  Sometimes people even shouted happiness :)!  But was all this just a disguise?  Were people really that happy?  She sensed the world increasingly turning away from those who weren’t feeling all that happy right now and opting for the pretense of living fairy tale lives:)  That made her sad. 🙁

See this Rose who is free from the labor of smiling.  This Rose about dealing with all matters of the emotional kind.  This Rose who is curious about the origin of sadness.

Pass her on because….you never know who’s feeling sad out there but are struggling to find a ‘sadness friendly’ place.

September 30, 2015 - Army Of Ink Baring Souls

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baring souls

From ‘Rock The Boat’ book.  See post below for a story about change.

Footnote:  This little girl arrived many years ago however, due to the Black Dog website being ‘broken into’, I’m still finding and restoring some of the girls who went missing.  Image also used for Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week back in 2008 here. Pass her on because…. it’s very important to be the pioneers of our own lives – and to be prospective about our possible future and future selves.

July 13, 2015 - Army of Ink Go Ask The Frogs

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Where to from here?  Go ask the frogs?

Personal interpretation …. I think this little girl has surfaced from a long period of self exploration with a firmer trust in her ability to create a future of her own making.  But she’s also aware that the greatest obstacle to this process is herself—and her tendency to self sabotage.  Will I?  Won’t I? Stomp on those sandcastles?  Crush the opportunity, the possibility,  and the hope before me?

Maybe the sandcastles also represent the bucket loads of experiences she has in credit, along with the many things she’s created to support her self—to stay afloat.  But all of these things tend to crowd her at times, making it necessary for her to place them in some kind of order – give them a place.

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