In loving memory of Sue It is three years ago today since the death of Sue, my closest friend. Sue and I met in September 1989. We had both just arrived in Australia from England to work as newly recruited, … Continue reading →
Grief and Loss I am prompted to write today about grief and loss. When someone we love is taken away from us or, that love is somehow severed, either by rejection, abandonment, injury, illness or, through death – we experience … Continue reading →
Inspiration in the closet My girlfriend, Effie, is preparing for the trip of her life. Effie and her three teenagers are going on holiday to Greece for a seven week, well -deserved break. I am delighted for Effie, she … Continue reading →
A short play Written by Shelagh Grieveson – June 2015 INT. EVENING AT TULLARMARINE AIRPORT – MELBOURNE The United Emirates Plane taxi’s slowly onto the runway. It is packed with holidaymakers, back packers, and dreamy honeymooners. The middle-aged folk … Continue reading →
In recent months, I have neglected this blog – for many reasons really – life just seemed to become chaotic and as is usually the case … Murphy’s Law – ensures that everything that could possibly happen, does happen, all at once.
Reluctantly I find myself with time on my hands – hmm… literally.
I sustained a crush fracture of my right wrist just over a week ago.
I’ve had surgery to secure all the bone fragments and with the high-tech, metal plates, screws and bone grafts, Ash, the clever, competent surgeon has also managed to repair the torn ligaments. It is these stringy, white ribbons of elastin and collagen fibres, that help to bind the joint together.
My wrist and hand are painful and swollen, but I know that with rest, time, ice (hmm…lots of drugs!) keeping my arm elevated & supported, and putting my wrist joint through a range of movements, frequently – flexibility and function will return. I just need to be patient.
So – hello again dearest abandoned blog! How you goin’ eh? Let’s rendezvous and try to get something creative happening’ here.
I hope that I will be able to paint and draw again with my dominant right hand – but until I do – here are a few snapshots of some of my work – both paintings and photographic images.
Do drop by and say hi – and I’ll wave with my left hand. 👋
If you are sitting with someone and you’re enjoying their company – and likewise, they seem to be comfortable being with you too… Listen to them, share some of your own experiences, engage, show a genuine interest in them, ask questions, laugh, cry, wet your knickers if you have to … whatever it takes
Because… this is being human.
Don’t sit there, stone faced, untouchable, silently judging or comparing…
And whatever you do…
“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” E.L. Doctorow Seeking support, guidance and knowledge Once you have a couple of first drafts, put the writing away for a while and distance yourself, perhaps for … Continue reading →
Establish a writing routine Make a time to meet yourself in your new space for the purpose of writing. You might decide to just work once a week, perhaps on a Sunday afternoon when you are guaranteed … Continue reading →
Honouring the writing space A place to write Create a space where you feel comfortable to write, to read, to think. A place where you can’t be observed, disturbed or criticized and where you are free to speak out … Continue reading →
“And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right.” Ray Bradbury What is a writer? Writers are fascinated … Continue reading →
Gotta get there… Why do we write? We write to explore, to invent, to create, to make sense of our world, to know ourselves more fully and understand others. We write to express and share what it … Continue reading →