image by nadine lassere
I am a seeker, a dreamer and a champion of truth and of beauty. I am desirous to tell stories in a diverse number of ways, to express the infinite goodness of the Divine maker of us all.
I set out long ago on the pilgrimage journey of expressing my creativity in a vast array of mediums. I find myself continually enraptured by the diversity of the earth, people and that of what we create. Certainly, not everything is, but there is such beauty to be found if only we would have the eyes of our heart enlightened, in which to truly see and to experience the world around us and each other. I believe that we were created in the image of a highly imaginative Creator God and therefore, it is innate within us to create.
I love the way in which one of my favourite authors speaks about creativity;
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. The mind that responds to the intellectual and spiritual values that lie hidden in a poem, a painting, or a piece of music, discovers a spiritual vitality that lifts itself about itself, takes it out of itself, and makes it present to itself on a level of being that did not know it could ever achieve." - Thomas Merton, 'No Man Is An Island'
I currently reside on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. I thoroughly enjoy drinking copious amounts of tea, hoarding every essential oil known to man, writing and working on a continuous project called Lola Ziggy, which is a publication and blog that welcomes a community of artists weaving together a diverse tapestry of beauty.