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Archive for January, 2016

ARTIST TESSA JOY & HER COLOURFUL NARRATIVES OF PEOPLE FROM FARAWAY PLACES

By Linda Cull • January 28th, 2016

When I met with artist musician Tessa Joy, in Fremantle, Western Australia, at the historic Kidogo Arthouse, there was a wedding florist preparing the space for a mid-afternoon ceremony. What a beautiful place to be married in! The bride and groom would be exchanging their vows in this little bit of heaven by the sea, in view of my friend’s exotic art being exhibited on its walls. Tessa and I didRead more…

WHEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HITS HOME IT’S EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS

By Linda Cull • January 21st, 2016

Ms. Graziella Daillér, 48, was killed by her ex-partner, Dion Muir, the step-son of a football star, who also took his own life, on or about Thursday 15 May 2014. Mr. Muir was a repetitive abuser, who breached an intervention order issued against him and was allowed to repeatedly torment her after she left the relationship in 2012. I encountered the spirit of Ms. Daillér and consequently, domestic violence becameRead more…

IT’S A NEW YEAR & YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER!

By Linda Cull • January 14th, 2016

Do you see yourself as any one of the following: the ‘want to’ writer, the ‘ready to go’ writer or the ‘quietly impassioned’ writer? A lot of writers have been each of these at different times in their writing life. These three writer profiles will give you an idea of whether or not you see yourself as a writer. Remember, even the best writers were once a ‘want to’ writer. We all have to start ourRead more…