Wednesday, December 31, 2014

phew! made it out alive!

Ok -- I'm not going to sugar-coat things

or dwell in a melancholic maudlin manner

so let's just say

2014 has been a helluva year

(and leave it at that eh)


you know what scarlett o'hara said

'tomorrow... is another day'

so for 2015 I've decided to look up


(but more about that tomorrow)

for now it's time to wish you all

a happy new year!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

N o E L ...

may your festive season be full of peace, love and good cheer

and 2015 be a stellar year


Sunday, December 14, 2014

a most remarkable week...

We've had what can only be described as
A Most Remarkable Week

as five mammals on two bikes
(aka Artist as Family)
turned our small creek world 
 upside downsy inside outsy
(in the best possible way)

with long conversations around the table
 that ranged from eco poetics and cultural interventions
to the art of bicycle maintenance
and all stops in between:
 permaculture, radical homemaking, foraging, farming, gardening
stealth camping, dog whispering, philosophy, activism, 
the pitfalls and delights of social media,  
wild yeast baking....

 (look guys -- its ALIVE!) 

oooo its been a heady old time!
(and mostly one where the camera was forgotten as the moments were thoroughly enjoyed)

I first 'met' Patrick, then Meg, a few years ago in the marvelous melting pot of blogland
we've shared intermittent notes to and fro since I stumbled over
Patrick's blog Permapoesis and followed their arty projects with growing interest

I was nervous about us meeting up In Real Life
would they (or worse, WE) be totally boring, false, weird or wonky
beyond the sanctioned medium of the blog?

the reality was a mutually delightful and magical time was had by all


While Patrick, Meg, Zephyr, Woody and Zero were hanging around our region
they delighted folk with their story on the local radio

and in person at our local wholefood shop/cafe


but before we knew it, it was time for them to push on 
slowly making their way south to home in Daylesford, Victoria

with our sassy-boyo joining them on the highway for the first 6kms up to Cobargo

(look at that smile -- he's just a little bit happy about the chance to join the adventure wot!)

bye bye

Meg and Patrick and Zephyr and Woody and Zero

lets all keep an eye out for Artist as Family (and all cyclists) on the road

and for the book on their journey
(coming out sometime next year? stay tuned)


Thursday, December 11, 2014

sams creek throws out the welcome mat...

a couple of days ago

five special beings

arrived at the creek

on two tandem bikes

its been a magical and wet - but still magical time since

but this is not really my tale to tell
(we are but one small rest in the story)

please drop by here and read the tales

of meg and patrick and zephyr and woody and zero

(you won't be disappointed... trust me... )


Friday, December 5, 2014

black and white and read all over...

Life has been busy-busy
(but not terribly blog-worthy)

This week I've had my arm twisted (contorted really)
to help a lovely family with a small arty project
that involved hands and words and meaningful bits
as a gift for a treasured friend

this is the result of our unusual of collaboration...