what i'm working on now....a to do list inspired by Derek Sivers
it's here to remind me of priorities and give you an insight into what's going on in my life "behind the scenes" and in between teaching engagements

spending time with my dog

doing a drawing a day

trying get better at playing my sax without having to read the ants dancing on the pages

working on a sculpture commission for the lovely people at Etica

preparing for the last workshops for 2015 in November

working toward two solo exhibitions, both for June 2016, one in Texas and one for the UK

planning for the adventure to New Mexico and others with Arts + Cultural Travel

a long term dye project at the Press Street Gardens

my novel

thinking about a residency that will take place at the Arid Lands Botanic Garden in Port Augusta in 2016

plotting marmalade stains on the map for masterclasses at Big Cat Textiles, Whidbey Island and Maiwa 

making some things to wear while doing the above

smelling the roses

running through the dawn garden with a net to try and catch a few poems unawares


breathing in and breathing out

the idea of a 'now' list is snowballing, so much so that a site to gather 'now' lists has been formed
you can find it here


  1. Wow, nice to see it in words! Derek Sivers to do list and yours is a good inpiration! I think that might be the most important lesson I saw you living in Scotland. The theme Being T(here) is one in so many layers, I'm still unpacking the bundle of lessons you gave us! You might like it to her Afke Post and I had a lovely day together, and planning working together more often.

    1. it's good to have a list...people sometimes wonder why i say my dance-card is pretty full, though there may be few workshops on the calendar. and it's good to remind myself, too.

  2. i like lists xxxx lists like me xxxx being listless leaves me feeling listless xxx long live lists xxx

  3. ah, listing always to one side or other, and then trying to complete them. crossing off one item is always good. i will look over your hints above. might need some help.