Learning to be kinder …

It has been a long time since I felt motivated to write.  In fact, the last time was about 6 months ago just after “reset day” and now I am due for the latest lot of injections in a couple of days’ time.

It has been a busy few months with the end of the year rolling round and the new one starting quietly.  My normal end of year re-evaluation and word selection was slightly more meaningful this year.

My migraines affect my thought processes and my anxiety.

I was feeling quite down and sorry for myself thinking that I hadn’t met my goals or lived up to my own expectations.  When I updated my CV earlier this week I actually surprised myself with how much I accomplished last year despite my illness.

I had entered work into 12 separate exhibitions.

1 acquisition award, and 1 sale, at the Ipswich Art Awards.

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Number 11


I had a piece selected to tour as part of the 2018 Queensland Regional Arts Awards Tour.

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I’ve made a number of sales, and now have a range of prints and cards available.


Art Before Housework on Etsy

So even though it “felt” like I wasn’t doing as much as I had promised myself I still managed to tick a few things off that enormous to do list.

Learning to be kinder to myself is one of this years’ goals.



6 thoughts on “Learning to be kinder …

  1. I think we can get so busy trying to do all the things that we would like to do that sometime we forget or don’t give ourselves credit for what we do achieve. Somedays our biggest achievement may just be waking up and putting our feet on the floor and that is totally ok too. You and your art are amazing and you are such a beautiful and compassionate soul.xo

  2. This is my aim this year too. There is so much that we wish to achieve but when we reflect on the years that have been, we still had achieved so much. Paths a winding, they are never straight.

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