September 21, 2015 - Beautiful Tears

Join Joni In The Moon for a free concert in the front garden of Fremantle Art Centre, Sunday 4th October, 2-4pm.  See also,  ‘Boy Pretending‘.  ‘The New Brave‘.  ‘Rose on the origin of sadness’.


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And ‘PG – Porn Guaranteed’.

August 13, 2015 - Finding Beauty In The End


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 Photos:  Beautiful upright monuments to people’s lives in the Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, April 2015.


My Dad.  30.11.1931 – 31-7.2015

Posting this eulogy because it reflects how we can all affect positive change in the world by simply  living our own lives with good values in hand and mind and passing these on to our children – the next generation.  It’s also in appreciation for Mum (dec 3.4.2014) and Dad providing the financial backing and moral support which enabled Black Dog to come to life in 2006…


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August 9, 2015 - Out of The Blue

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Dad died suddenly 31.07.2015.

Image from bookmark in latest Dumbo Feather magazine.  See previous post and beautiful words by David Whyte, ‘A different way to tread’.

May 15, 2015 - Army of Ink Sailing Still

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A time to go – place to stay.

On this particular day, something precious came to its end.  Two breaths became one.

Footnote:  This little girl’s previous arrival is here but I’ve since found other useful layers of meaning – not relating to loss …..

A docked boat is one that has been taken out of a damaging environment for repair and restoration. It’s going nowhere right now, but it still has a place – and relevance.   I think this ‘pulling up’ process is one we have to continually engage in – and make time for.   To restore ourselves.  To stabilise and question; ‘Where to from here?’   But the pace of life too often gets in the way.  Interrupts.  And doing ‘nothing’, taking time out for ourselves, isn’t something viewed in a positive light.   So it’s the ‘stopping’ I feel in the image that’s important – and in urging us to do the same.

“A time to go – a place to stay”?  reflects not only creating a place in our lives for those who we have lost but it could also be about choosing (in our living lives) what to move away from and what to hold on to and really importantly….. what we can take from all of that’s made us who we are and use it in the building of our future selves.

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May 11, 2015 - Look On The Bright Side




A Mother’s Day story.

Grief can plant you in a lonely and isolated place because culturally we’re conditioned to ‘look on the bright side’, and ‘get on with things’.   So when the ‘bright side’ eludes you and you struggle to ‘get on with things’, you can be left feeling pretty grim – and somewhat down on yourself.

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October 28, 2014 - Black Dogs Break ups and Drawing

The drawing is something to see…