Stories

October 10, 2019 - Love You Clunk & Jam

 

(Clunk & Jam second edition available now Browne Ink Studio for stockists and orders).

 

Love You Clunk & Jam

When you’ve come from a place of hurt and brokenness and you have lost much and you have these stories and a whole bunch of imaginary friends who continually show up for you no matter what and help you put things back together and you prefer keeping to yourself because when you’ve been hurt or broken you fear the world like nothing else and all the things that could possibly go wrong (again) and you’re fragile and exquisitely sensitive and you want to protect that very precious breakable thing and hiding away feels majorly comfortable and showing yourself feels like being dropped out of a multi-story building but you take fear’s hand and in the other the most strength giving thing you have and together you venture beyond the hurt and brokenness and you’re mildly terrified and slightly excited but you have everything you need to take that brand new step as the one you’ve put back together again and no one can take that from you and you’ve made it and you know from now on you’ll keep on making it and you’ll never be alone again I love you Clunk & Jam .

 

(Pictured:  Ash Browne.)

Clunk & Jam’s Story …

Clunk & Jam evolved from an idea (back in 2008) to create a street newspaper, a printed way to share the art and stories from The Black Dog Project website.  This was with the guys who kindly created the Black Dog website – Mike Cairns, Che Douglas and Kareen.  Stormie Mills and Miso were some of the artists who kindly agreed to contribute artwork.

 

(Wingnut Version, 2010).

Read the rest of this page »

September 8, 2019 - Army of Ink Smacked Bottom

DIARIES seat

Even a smacked bottom deserves a seat .

We all start out worthy little humans. Deserving of love and care – and our own special seat. But sometimes things go wrong. Don’t go to plan. You make mistakes. Maybe you don’t turn out like you thought you would. Or how others thought you would. Sometimes other people treat you badly. And it’s catchy because you end up treating yourself badly too. 

And then this little girl taps you gently on the shoulder and sits you back down in your goodness. And with this kind gesture, you are reminded of the worthy little human you started out as. And so you put the brakes on all the punishing , beating yourself up business. And reintroduce that little human to the love and care that is, and always has been, most definitely deserved.

(Clunk & Jam book).

August 28, 2019 - Army of Ink Tired of Nice

Army of ink tired of being nice

She grew tired of being so nice.

When you’re a nice person who is caring and kind and considerate of other people’s feelings. Generous with your time and heart.  It’s quite a blow when you come into contact with people who aren’t nice.  People who think only of themselves.  They’re rude and bad mannered.  Thoughtless and ungrateful. Sometimes cruel and hurtful. Careless with their words – and the feelings of others. It can knock you flat. Leave you sick in the belly and wobbly in lip.

But then you get back up and learn to be a bit more economical with your niceness. Careful about the amount of good energy you give to certain people and ensure it goes where it can do the most good. And when you feel how bad the opposite to nice feels, you realise just how important it is in the world.

(Clunk & Jam book).

August 17, 2019 - Robins Point

poo

poo type

July 19, 2019 - You’re So F***ing Special

We all belong here. We’re all f***ing special. And we need ‘weirdos’ to make the world so f***ing special. (Original by Radiohead) .  Believe in the possible.

April 29, 2019 - You Can Do Anything

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” (Found in video).

The music is the soundtrack to the documentary movie, ‘The Eagle Huntress’.