Easy Ways to Improve Your Sleep

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Easy Sleep

It’s not easy to get enough sleep, but if you can maximise the quality of your sleep on those days that you do get an opportunity, will you do it?  It’s very easy to try one or all of the suggestions in this week’s podcast.


Time-Lapse Dried Orchid

These dried orchids were too beautiful to throw away without capturing their beautiful forms.  This is a quick watercolour sketch that took about 13 minutes.  To really study the intricacies I’d really need to spend a few hours.

I’m using Khadi handmade watercolour paper A4 size, that is heavy weight with an uneven rough texture.  Daniel Smith watercolours and lots of water, make this super fun.  My favourite part is the end where I just add water and let all the pigment disperse however it wants.

Loving Your Body (for the sake of your kids)

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Love Body 3

We would do anything for our kids.

We may not be able to protect them completely
from the barrage of media and social influence that can create poor body image and associated problems for our kids.  But as the greatest influencer of our kids, we can start with us.

We can be courageous and love our bodies in such a way as to give our children the healthiest foundation to grow and become everything they can be without being weighed down with the obsessions, heartaches, and destructive patterns that were passed to us by a previous generation.



Time-Lapse Koi

Watercolour can paint itself with the right tools.

For this painting I used heavy weight, rough Khadi watercolour paper, Daniel Smith watercolours and lots of water.

As long as your paper is sized, the water will pool where you want it to and allow the paint to disperse.

Learn more about water control here.

Vacation Survival Kit

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_podcastTemplateLiving out of a suitcase is challenging at any time.

Let me share with you 10 unusual but useful items that are now part of my Vacation Survival Kit that will make your next trip a lot less stressful.

Download the pdf with the following link:Vacation Survival Kit


Deeper Experiences

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_podcastTemplateWe can’t tangibly bottle up all the yummy memories of today and keep them forever, but we can still aim to be more engaged in the experiences we are having.  We can enjoy our children more or even enjoy the movie we are watching in a more engaged way.

Join me in today’s podcast where I share 3 strategies you can apply daily, so you can experience deeper, richer and more meaningful experiences.

Face-Painting the Easy Way

Free Tutorial

This is a free 51 minute video tutorial that will get you face-painting in minutes. To be correct, this is actually cheek art, as we will be avoiding painting eyes, noses and mouths.

This is a very basic tutorial using minimal equipment – just one or two brushes and a one stroke paint pan.  I am using TAG brand paint and Global FX glitter glue in this demonstration.

Another short video will follow that walks you through on-location logistics and how to adhere to Australian Government health standards.

Stress Busters: Travelling with Kids

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_podcastTemplateMost of our kids are capable of annoying behaviour when we take them out for any period of time.  When it’s not your child making the scene- you sigh with relief,  “Thank goodness!”, and when it is yours, you cringe and wish you could go back in time.

In this week’s podcast, I help you prepare ahead by addressing 4 assumptions that that will make travelling with kids much less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone.