The creative edge to life and work, through art and writing
Colour and Quill celebrates the creative edge in life, whether practical, whimsical or purely aesthetic, through imaginative changes to everyday situations.
It is about living the creative life, specifically through visual arts and creative writing, in all its varied forms. It is about claiming a creative space and wrapping it around your life like a quilt of love.
Do you need a painting to brighten your wall? Or do you want the whole wall to be a painting?
Do you want a three-page article for your magazine? Or a three-line haiku for your loved one? Or a book to enrich your life?
Contact Colour and Quill and let's get creative!
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* Art Awards Two of my paintings, In Other Words and Rosetta Skulls, are currently hanging in the Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Art Awards exhibition at Gladstone Regional Art gallery and Museum.
* Birds of a Feather art exhibition at Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone, in June 2017. See the full exhibition here.
* Resensie van Waar die oog van stil word op die Nederlandse webwerf Meander.
* Listen to a reading of my poetry! Luister na 'n voorlesing van my gedigte uit Waar die oog van stil word deur Daniel Hugo op Vers en Klank (1 November 2016).
Life stories and a horseshoe nail
As a writer and reader, or maybe just as a human being, I love the stories that emerge from the lives of people, the wandering trails that make up a biography. Beneath the surface of ordinary people... Read more
Don’t lose your voice to the competition
Art and writing prizes, from the children’s art competition organised by your local paint shop to the Nobel Prize for Literature, are guaranteed to generate conversation and controversy. Read more
There is no magic road to knowing oneself. Introspection and contemplation of that age-old question “Who am I?” is no guarantee of answers or insight into what makes you tick. While you cannot know the mind of another, your own mind can be equally shrouded in mystery, your heart a curtained room. Read more
Thwarted creative gestation
Inspiration, not unlike nature, can swing from barrenness to fecundity with frustrating fickleness. And then there are the moments of despair... Read more
When my mom built her cob house in on a shoestring budget, she coined a phrase for something she had been practicing for a long time already – creative poverty. Read more