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  • living mannequin, onstage, costumes, creative pathway
    arts & music

    The Creative Pathway: Learning & Rejuvination

    Finding your creative pathway is a difficult journey requiring constant learning & invigorating sources of inspiration. How can creatives elude stagnation, the major killer of creativity? I’ve written about life as a creative before, about staying inspired and…

    September 26, 2016
  • culture & community travel

    Throw Another Shrimp on the Barbie?

    I’m inspired today by Briana’s myth-busting post, partly because I’m also from a country fond of cultural appropriation (besides adopting any national holiday that involves drinking, we also enjoy claiming people/things from New Zealand as our…

    May 19, 2015
  • culture & community travel

    Wait For It…

    I suppose, in the most literal sense, winter is coming here too. Not for about seven months, mind you, but we will eventually have winter again if we wait long enough. But, generally speaking, November…

    November 14, 2014
  • arts & music sisterhood

    Hanging on the Edge

    The dock bobs in the waves as I hang, crouched on the top step of the ladder, contemplating how the cool water will feel if I just let go. My toes tingle in the…

    July 17, 2014
  • arts & music relationships & love


    I must admit that I nearly forgot the deadline for my blog posting today (and technically missed it, boo me), and even though the general topic for it – a quote by romantic poet…

    April 9, 2012
  • culture & community

    A Wellington Wonderland

    It is snowing in Wellington. Properly snowing. Which just doesn’t happen here…At least not for the past 40 years. There is snow in the garden. And while it continues to cause transit headaches, the…

    August 15, 2011
  • culture & community

    The Tokyo that’s missing

    A powerful magnitude 9.0 earthquake shook Japan on March 11th at 2:46 PM followed by a tsunami with enough force to demolish entire cities, tens of thousands of lives were lost. I walked to…

    April 24, 2011