Stories

April 6, 2019 - Flipper Girl – Doing The 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.

(Reposted from 2016.  Clunk & Jam, 2019 book).

March 19, 2019 - Wisdoms of Rose Moving On

 

wisdoms of rose suitcase

Rose was a complete stranger to rejection because she never gave anything away – and what she had wasn’t up for grabs .

Rose keeps close to chest the many varied and precious pieces that make up her belongings – and herself.  This commitment and loyalty she exhibits ensures Rose remains a one and only, high creative traveler of poetic and art-filled paths – to wherever she happens to arrive.  Long Live Rose.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam, 2019 book.  Reposted from 2013)

January 4, 2019 - Army of Ink Upside Down Clown

 

Army of Ink Nothing Seemed To Fit

She’s no damsel in distress – in her upside down clown dress.

Nothing seemed to fit.  Having tried on so many ways of being herself, she finally reached the exhausting conclusion that maybe all the things she was trying on were just way too big for her.  And maybe she’d just have to tailor make her own little world where she could be her entirely unique, odd and small, good self.

Clunk & Jam Book.

November 26, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Holding Hands

 

Wisdoms of Rose Hold the Box

Rose took her life into her own hands .

Rose does things her own peculiar way, never relinquishing personal plans of the most unconventional type.  She confidently makes unadvised decisions which often place her outside of all things mainstream.  Rose fully embraces this difference, the unique directions she plots, and the independence her own decision making affords her.  She works within a space-like time frame, creating objects galore that keep her safe and sound in mind – and well outside the orbit of others.  Long Live Rose.

Footnote:  ‘Taking her life into her own hands’ may be about not only about being self reliant but also keeping all the good things safe and close.  Protecting those things from the tendency many of us have of self sabotaging and diminishing our own worth.   Protecting all parts of ourselves from the horrible habit of comparison maybe?   And within that small, precious space, setting our own limits.  Being less our own enemy and dimmer of our potential.

(Clunk & Jam  and Wisdoms of Rose books, 2019.  Reposted from 2013).

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.  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. Diabolik Books & Records, Mt Hawthorn and   Paper Bird Books, Fremantle.

September 28, 2018 - Bags The Back Seat

 

army of ink bags the back seat 

Footnote:   Not everyone is confident socially.  And if you’re someone who is comfortable in their own company, often others aren’t comfortable with that.  And a lot of kids get bullied because they don’t fit in too.   The ultimate place to get to perhaps if you’re a ‘Bags the back seat’ person is being quietly confident, solidly grounded in your own place – despite the reactions and views of those around us.

Society generally looks down on the ‘loner’ too.  Those who are different, those who live in their own quiet company.  And for those who like all the attention, there’s something unsettling, almost threatening, about the quiet observer—one who looks on.  Doesn’t join in.   This ‘Ink’ also raises questions about position and status.  What comes to mind are things like, ‘working your way to the top’, ‘climbing the ladder’,  ‘securing the lead role’, being ‘top of the class’, ‘first over the line’, ‘making it to the top’ and ‘rising star’.  And you’ll have more of your own to add.  But the back seat has it’s advantages, particularly the seat on the isle – at least have the freedom to get up and leave.

(Reposted from 2009.   Originally in ‘Rock The Boat’ book, 2009.  Now in Clunk & Jam book, 2019.)