Mixing watercolour and Gouache and portraits of Claudia….

Originally posted on My Life as an Artist (2):
About twenty years ago when I was living and working in the Magical Town of Crickadoon,  (Crickhowell, Wales), I found myself experiencing a block….it happens…it’s quite normal.     The key is to find ways of moving through the block….. The three ways that help me to…

Goodbye colonoscopy – hello to the capsule… Goodbye Colonoscopy? Exam Uses Capsule to Take Pictures of the Intestine Anyone who has undergone a colonoscopy knows that it is a long and rather uncomfortable procedure. To prepare, many doctors advise the patients to undergo certain diet or fluid restrictions, often involving oral laxatives or limiting solid foods a few daysContinue reading

Our March 2: Vindication Boogaloo

Originally posted on International Socialists:
Comrade Daisy Ditchburn writes about their experiences participating in Our March, celebrating the kaupapa of OurPride, through liberating and celebrating with Auckland’s rainbow communities. First started in 2019 in response to the acceptance of uniformed police officers in Pride and rejuvenating the long history of struggle for LGBTQ rights. It…

10 years on, former West Coast mayor Tony Kokshoorn reflects on the Pike River Mine tragedy

Originally posted on Pete's Writing Life:
by Lynley Ward SharVideo1m Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn recalls the day of the Pike River Mine disaster Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn became the face of the Pike River disaster… This story was originally published by?New Zealand Woman’s Weekly?and is republished with permission. It’s the phone call…

The Chilling Mystery Of Natalie Wood’s Death: ‘I Don’t Think She Got In The Water By Herself’

By Marco Margaritoff Hollywood starlet Natalie Wood was terrified of water, but supposedly took a dinghy out in the middle of the night when she drowned in 1981. Investigators fear her death was no accident. Before her untimely death, Natalie Wood was an Academy Award-nominated actress who was in some of the most famous films ofContinue reading “The Chilling Mystery Of Natalie Wood’s Death: ‘I Don’t Think She Got In The Water By Herself’”

How does the creative process work?

Originally posted on My Life as an Artist (2):
Like a flying jewel, the hummingbird darts lightly through the world, teaching us to appreciate the wonder and magic of every day existence………. watercolour/gouache How does the creative process work? Initially the seed of an idea is sewn. The seed then enters into an incubation period which…

Chinese military officials made secret visit to Cambodia weeks before mysterious drone crashed

Chinese military officials made secret visit to Cambodia weeks before mysterious drone crashed – 30 year deal with China vehemently denied by Cambodia By Liam Cochrane PHOTO: The Chinese-made drone that crashed into a field in southern Cambodia. (Supplied: Khmer Times)RELATED STORY: Cambodia’s future uncertain amid casinos, Chinese capital and corruptionRELATED STORY: Cambodia ‘too busy’ for counter-terror exercise with AustraliaRELATEDContinue reading “Chinese military officials made secret visit to Cambodia weeks before mysterious drone crashed”

Why is New Zealand so Sinophobic?

Originally posted on International Socialists:
Travellers screened for body temperature in Wuhan Train Station during Coronavirus outbreak. CREDIT: China News Service 中国新闻网 The spread of a new Coronavirus, originating in Wuhan, China, has resulted in the death of many Chinese citizens. Understandably this has caused anxiety throughout the world as the virus and associated deaths…

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