creativity is experimtenting, learning, changing

Creativity isn’t about staying the same. I am an artist, a storyteller and visual poet.  Always I am allowing and discovering. Artist are seekers who let creative impulse lead them. Artists are learners who work with their skills so they can flow in their ideas without wondering ‘how?’ People always ask how I make my … Read more

Always time to play.

Moving things around my space has required me to look into boxes and under pieces of paper and things I can’t remember owning or making. We do that keep things because they evoke a memory or most importantly a feeling. At uni this semester I am being asked to create a feeling that someone else … Read more

The quote that flicked my switch!!

“If people would just look at the paintings, I don’t think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It’s like looking at a bed of flowers, you don’t tear your hair out over what it means.” ~ Jackson Pollock (azquotes.com) Ahhh, I saw the light! Long have I wrestled with the concept of Abstract Art, … Read more

Winter Weather

Warm and cosy winter weather, perfect time of the year to cuddle up next to the fire and enjoy a good bottle of wine with a loved one(or a book).

Follow the Tawny Trail to Good Egg Gallery

Good Egg Gallery is a dynamic arts hub in the picturesque  Samford Valley.  It features the art of owner, Deb Pettigrew, and other local, emerging and established artists and artisans. Enjoy artworks, wearable art, and giftware housed in an historic, 110 year old Queenslander.

A Different Place

This last ten days I have been part of a uni group painting a mural on the waterpipe from the Thomson River to the town of Longreach. It is always worth the drive to find a greater sense of being creative in Queensland. I will be reflecting on it during Tawny Trails this month. Preparing … Read more

NAIDOC Week

“Aboriginal spirituality is defined as at the core of Aboriginal being, their very identity. It gives meaning to all aspects of life including relationships with one another and the environment. All objects are living and share the same soul and spirit as Aboriginals. There is a kinship with the environment” (Grant, 2004)

Glass on Glasshouse Luxury Villas

cated in the scenic Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the heart of the Glasshouse Mountains. Just 50 minutes from Brisbane and close to the popular towns of Montville and Maleny. Spoil yourself by staying in a private, stylish and romantic villa that you won’t want to leave!

Raised with the Wild

Secret stories from Tawny Trails locations that will blow your mind. The name Running Duck Studio is more than just about the ducks. The Running Duck Studio artist was not only raised with chooks, ducks, cows, horses, goats, pigs, dogs, and cats, but also orphaned foxes, possums, kangaroos, and emus. Danielle recalls one particular memory … Read more