The Voice – Struggles and Success

Last year I, like millions of other Aussies, curled up on a couch and watched The Voice. This wasn't the first TV talent show I had watched - my gosh, there had been so many leading up to that: Australia's Got Talent, The X Factor, Australian Idol and probably half a dozen I can't remember! - but The Voice had something different about it which succeeded in drawing me in.

A widespread artistic affliction: silence the inner critic!

The saddest thing in art is when an artist is debilitated unfruitful by the ruling of an over-grown Inner Critic. It can happen to many great artists, and not great artists, and to people who yearn to be artists but never quite get there. The formula is simple: the inner critic intervenes and the artist … Continue reading A widespread artistic affliction: silence the inner critic!

An Autumn Day Dallied in Daylesford …

Is this going to be a cheesy blog post going on about the beauty of Autumn? Is this going to be all flowery descriptions (“sunburnt leaves,” “crunchy red” “weak sunlight streaming on lemon, orange and cranberry coloured leaves?”) – something akin to a travel brochure for no particular thing, only called “Autumn?” Perhaps.Perhaps it is, … Continue reading An Autumn Day Dallied in Daylesford …