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scenes from the dye space

I have managed to lose myself for quite a few hours over the past two days, pottering about with the dye-pots. It’s no mean feat these days to achieve that sort of peace, and I am grateful for this absorbing interest in natural dyes, slow stitching and making or up cycling clothes that feel satisfying and ethical to wear.

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worlds within worlds

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grief and beauty

Queenscliff beach sunrise……..and words of guidance and wisdom….at least indicating a way through….B2C5C8ED-70B0-4C6B-9399-8AC823341A67Danna Faulds : Let It Go


Let go of the ways you thought life would unfold,

the holding of plans or dreams or expectations

Let it all go

Save your strength to swim with the tide.

The choice to fight what is here before you now

will only result in struggle, fear, and desperate attempts to flee

from the very energy you long for.

Let go

Let it all go and flow with the grace

that washes through your days whether you received it gently

or with all your quills raised to defend against invaders.

Take this on faith:

the mind may never find the explanations that it seeks,

but you will move forward nevertheless.

Let go, and the wave’s crest will carry you to the unknown shores,

beyond your wildest dreams or destinations.

Let it all go and find the place of rest and peace

and certain transformation.


Beautiful bounty

There was a time when I saw seaweed as something almost polluting the beach, and I do understand that there are people who want to “clean it up” ( although I’m not sure how that would be achieved, a constant battle against nature)…..But once you’ve really looked at it, really seen it, studied  the  colour, form, textures, the way it creates its own little glorious compositions of art on the beach….you realize it’s all in the way we see.



beautiful beach

….a blessing at the end of an unseasonally hot October day……

colours and shapes in the spring garden



found in the park on my walk today: so beautiful.