March 30, 2015 - Army of ink I Want To Get Off




STOP!  I want to get off! 

Sometimes I go around and around and around – just in case I’ve missed something.  This little girl was caught in a spin, going faster and faster fearing those waiting would lose faith in her ever finding her way.  But when she did finally get to where she was going, she realised it was she who needed the lift.  This discovery released her from the endlessness of the spin that nearly drove her mad and put the brakes on her frantic drive to continually deliver.

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March 16, 2015 - Army Of Ink Give It Back


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Give It Back .

Sometimes people take things that belong to me.  I’ll help you find it again.

(Find her in Clunk & Jam, 2019, ’21 Friends’ Series.)

February 8, 2015 - Someone To Look Up To


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Once upon a time in a desert in the west, a Little Girl Giant fell from the sky into one of those communities in love with the stars, the earth, the trees, the water …Story 

February 3, 2015 - Army of Ink Beauty Is Awake



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Beauty Is Awake .

Some places were so dark she didn’t want to go there.  But once she’d looked under the bed – she didn’t have to sleep in the middle anymore.

Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, and along came a spider and she said;  “Here.  Pull up a seat.”  For beauty is awake you see, to the stories they spin so she can’t break free.  So now she sits in itsy, bitsy fright, dreaming sweet dreams in day and in night.

Find her in Clunk & Jam book.

December 6, 2014 - Army of Ink – Bags The Back Seat


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Bags The Back Seat .

I like it up the back.  Where I can see without them looking.  Explore heads and collars.  The strings of puppets.  Sit unfrozen in a seat unworn.  Read the whispers.  Tip toe away when I want to go home.

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

November 24, 2014 - Sing Into A Spoon


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When I was a little girl I played hide and seek and got lost.  Now I’ve found myself again I want to stand on a box and sing into a spoon.  Peer into draws not meant to be opened.  Draw and scribble and make mistakes.  Catch bubbles before they break.  Do loud burps.  Swing on the clothes line.  Lick my fingers and stay up late.  Undress hibiscus flowers.  Pull funny faces.  Throw sand.  Stay forever in a hug. Smell everything.  Jackets and boots.  Hair and skin.  Wear bare feet.  Watch people, even when they’re looking.  Hang upside down on the monkey bars.  Make a mess.  Squat on rocks and spot crabs in the cracks.  Giggle and snort.  Do handstands and cartwheels.  Play dress ups.  Be naughty and cheeky and silly.  Run really, really fast and have big soft sand to fall into.

(Picture of Mum as a little girl.  Originally in ‘Rock The Boat’ handmade book, now in Clunk & Jam book, 2019)