February 4th 2010 on a website then called Wishing For Horses this appeared. It was my first blog post. Thinking back I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my shiny new website but I was excited! I had a lot of ideas! Would I chronicle my life as a parent of sons …

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Exciting news you guys! Your girl is now a verified Goodreads Author! Squeee! I’ve been on Goodreads for years, it is the first place I go to see what’s new or check out the back list of a favorite author! And now I’m there as a Goodreads Author, I’m kind of stoked, can you tell? …

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Japanese chef Ryoya Takashima has a great YouTube Channel called Peaceful Cuisine. I’ve been enjoying it lately and using it to wind down. Ryoya’s presence is very mellow and his imagery is simple and, well, peaceful. The (no music) versions of the videos have a subtle ASMR quality that’s very relaxing. You can also learn …

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I’ve told you about Château de Gudanes before. It’s a historic monument was designed by Parisian architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel, famous for his neoclassical, architectural symmetry, including the Le Petit Trianon and Place de la Concorde. Sadly it was left to ruin until 2013 an Australian moved in and committed themselves to restoring this architectural gem. …

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Can I just have a little fan girl moment? Just a small squee for the magical illustrations that delight me to no end! Maori Sakai is a freelance illustrator that has been burning up the internet via Society6, and Tumblr. Go take a look! All photos and gifs. by Maori Sakai

I’m a fan of The Design Files‘ Melbourne Mornings series. Recently they’ve featured artist Kirra Jamison. She’s inspired me to think about new projects. Maybe break out of my comfort zone and explore more color, bolder shapes, experiment. How amazing is her studio space? *swoons*

I love finding artists who make me gasp in amazement. Rachel’s work does just that. She captures in clay and plaster delicate details of the natural world. “Rachel Dein’s method of plaster casting captures everyday objects in a unique and delicate way. She makes impressions in wet clay, and then pours plaster directly over it. …

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