Spooktacular Launch

Full of humourous poetry as well as some spooky stories! Spooktacular Stories!

Magic Fish Dreaming

It was enormous fun launching Spooktacular Stories, this years Share Your Story Anthology, to a packed audience of contributors, their families, the public and young readers who regularly frequent the Mad Hatter’s Bookshop.

Contributors were able to make it from as faraway as Canberra and Townsville.

This year marked the first year a contributor under 18 made it into the anthology.  She read beautifully.

Michelle Worthington, shared news of the hospital visit , where several contributors did a special launch with children and their families to share stories and craft, a few days earlier. It was  greatly appreciated by staff and families such that there may be another visit next year and an ongoing relationship with hospitals.

Each author present was thanked for donating their stories to the anthology and invited to read.

We all thought of our wonderful contributors who were unable to be present.

It is a…

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750 photo and video updates: sharing the process

Update of the 750 Project

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Nancy Wong has been updating the progress of 750 project using video and photography.

The updates cover the process of creating the installation as well as showing what it looks like in progress.

She has shared the names of all contributing photographers and their countries.

The 750 art piece will premiere at the Art in Response to Violence Conference at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago – exhibiting from 14-25 October in the Ronald Williams Library art gallery.

Then it will travel immediately to the University of Chicago for exhibit at several events commemorating the Bicentennial of the Birth of the Bab.

After this it will make its way to the Bahá’í House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois for display in honor of the same Bicentennial.

For more you can visit Nancy’s facebook space

Here are some videos of the 750 project in progress.

Artistic Statement

Nancy visually documents the qualities…

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Luke Slott Storytelling and Music in Coomera

Visit of Luke Slott to Queensland.

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The gentle taps of a smattering of moths flinging themselves at lights of a chandelier, served as an accompaniment to the dulcet tones and moving story telling of Luke Slott.

In the close, warm, and welcoming setting of a family home, friends spilled out from living room into the veranda.

Integrating instrumental and vocal music Luke clearly and thoughtfully outlined a backdrop of the historical context of the mid nineteen century and expanded upon the station, missions, and writings of the most recent Manifestations of God to humanity – The Báb & Bahá’u’llah.

Alternating between piano and guitar pieces, Luke swayed and transported attending souls to the tumultuous and evocative past, and the vision Baha’u’llah has brought of our collective future, and finally the practical implementation within the potent present in which we live.

Love and dedication towards the Central Figures of the Babí and Bahá’í Faiths, infused the craft and…

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Soon the Tree will Meet the Leaves

A project in progress…

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The To Be As One Tree project, have now gathered 25 artified leaves, many with inspirational quotes from the Bab or about the Bab, from four families and one core activity group!  Kalen’s progress on the tree is above.

June had a go at coffee staining paper for making some of the leaves and they came out beautifully.

There is still time to contribute your leaf.

We’ve also had a contribution of some special origami! More on that story later.

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Published by Kookie!

Pearlz Dreaming

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So happy to share my story ‘The Park’  about a mysterious lady in the park, and the power of friendship and art, has been published by Kookie Magazine.

A hugh thank you to one of the editors Nicky and the rest of the team, for sharing this work.

You can preview the first part of the story and see the delightful illustration for it by Sophie here KOOKIE PREVIEW

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Leaf Creations Begin

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Thanks to Paul, my brother visiting from Tasmania, for creating this beautiful leaf.

And what a beautiful quote extract you chose.

Here is the full reading we read together.

Send down Thy blessings, O my God, upon the Tree of the Bayán, upon its root and its branch, its boughs, its leaves, its fruits, and upon whatsoever it beareth or sheltereth.  Cause this Tree then to be made into a magnificent Scroll to be offered to the presence of Him Whom Thou wilt make manifest on the Day of Judgement, that He may graciously allow the entire company of the followers of the Bayán to be restored to life and that He may, through His bounty, inaugurate a new creation. 

Indeed all are but paupers in the face of Thy tender mercy, and lowly servants before the tokens of Thy loving-kindness.  I beg of Thee, by Thy bounty, O my…

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