February 27th, 2024 12:29 pm

The 17th Anniversary Post

By |2024-02-27T12:29:09+11:00February 27th, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

In 2013, when I began making progress with pain management, I had the idea to make a marionette of myself. Theo and I had just travelled to Italy (masks and Pinocchios everywhere!), and returning on the plane I watched the film, Marilyn. It dawned on me how seriously invisible many illnesses are. As much as I would have loved to make the marionette myself, at the time, any self-portraits I was drawing or painting were horrifying. They were brutal, disturbing, and sad to the point where I had to ask Theo to wrap them up one day – I couldn't look at them anymore.

March 14th, 2023 8:29 pm

Here and There, art exhibition at Queenscliff Gallery

By |2023-03-14T20:29:28+11:00March 14th, 2023|Categories: About, Blog, Creativity|Tags: , , |

Here and There exhibition: paintings, drawings and etchings of Venice by me at Queenscliff Gallery. It's thrilling to be writing this post. To my friends and followers further afield than Melbourne, I will have a virtual tour of the exhibition published on the Queenscliff Gallery (QG) website where you can view the works forming the exhibition and some of my other available artworks. Here and There is a culmination of my recent trip to Venice... to date!

September 7th, 2022 11:51 am

A Venetian Refuelling

By |2023-02-05T10:26:12+11:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: About, Blog, Living|Tags: , , , |

I feel completely rejuvenated and jubilant after Theo's and my recent 3-week trip to Italy. Since my spinal cord stim implant, our life and livelihood seachange, and now, with an anti-inflammatory focus, I can feel confident that pain levels will remain right down and my happiness right up. This is a big announcement for my brain.

April 24th, 2022 1:38 pm

Report from ISO

By |2022-04-24T21:00:08+10:00April 24th, 2022|Categories: About, Blog, Creativity, Living|Tags: , , , , |

Well, hello, COVID. After all the care, caution and staying in, Omicron finally caught us from no idea where. After all the fear of catching this virus, considering my Inflammasome gene and my chronic health issue, I'm happy to report that I breezed through it! I was abundant with the usual energy that comes to me when social obligation falls away. In addition, the pain levels fell away as they have done with previous colds – can the brain not manage two signals or is a virus some distraction? I went with it. I got stuck into my studio!

February 1st, 2020 2:22 pm

Buy a Leunig – I’m Donating Profits to Pain Revolution

By |2020-02-02T11:32:57+11:00February 1st, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Events, Learn, News, Professional Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

I’m sure you’ll all agree my advocacy for chronic pain has been extensive in my 13-year lived experience. I’ve learned a lot about who to trust, who I should collaborate with and [...]

January 12th, 2015 11:23 am

Permission granted and now it’s back to reality!

By |2024-03-18T15:48:06+11:00January 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Living|Tags: , |

Permission granted and now it's back to reality! Or is it possible I never really left my reality? As if anyone can leave chronic pain behind and really have time off! I'm going to post my brain's two conflicting versions: 1. Crap thinking out-of-the-way first version..

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