April 27, 2010 - Army of Ink Poor Chook


DIARIES chook girl

Poor chook.

(Reposted from 2010.  Now in Clunk & Jam book, 2019)

April 12, 2010 - Army of Ink Room For Us



Sometimes things don’t go the way I want them to, particularly when I forget to make room for us, not just me – us.

April 1, 2010 - Army of ink Rabbits on Sunday


Diaries easter

Don’t Go Out Into The Woods On Sunday.

March 18, 2010 - Army of Ink Brave Tears


army of ink the new brave

Brave Goodbye Tears .


February 13, 2010 - Army of ink Skip To Me

DIARIES pram girl

Skip To Me .

 When I was a little girl I wore black pantyhose on my head.   Flicked back ponytail legs.  Wobbled on stiletto sticks.  Tripped and  tumbled.  And all fell down.  Plaits now fall on shoulders of mine.  Following and pretending packed away.   I skip along paths dodging footprint holes and dress up boxes.   Never again to cover my tracks.   I skip like a stone  forever  on a path of my own.

Footnote:  This ink came to me about from feeling a sense of being grown up.  Not in the conventional sense.  Just feeling ‘integrated’ with the little girl.   Found this quote, “Happy ever afters are stories not finished yet” .  A line Angelique Jollie dishes up to Brad in the movie Mr and Mrs Smith.  And yes, I did wear pantyhose on my head as a kid – and painted false finger nails made out of sticky tape.   

Find her in Rock The Boat book.

January 27, 2010 - Army of Ink Bottoming Out



All that she could see, see, see – was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.