Rocking Horse Hill

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 by

Today I have a great friend of mine stopping by for a chat – actually I have thrown a heap of questions at her – about her new book Rocking Horse Hill. As always, Cathryn is a hoot, which is why her books are so entertaining. (I’m hoping to score a copy of Rocking Horse Hill for Mother’s Day. I’ve been dropping LOTS of hints to the kids!!) Here is the book and blurb. Ever since she was a little girl, Emily Wallace-Jones has loved Rocking Horse Hill. The beautiful family property is steeped in history. Everything important in Em’s life has happened there. And even though Em’s brother Digby has inherited the property, he has promised Em it will be her home for as long as she wishes. When Digby falls in love with sweet Felicity Townsend, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Em worries about the future. But she is determined

Tania Spencer – Rural Showcase

Monday, 18 June 2012 by

I’ve decided to do a few blogs to showcase some amazing rural locals. I love the fact that even though people live in rural communities, far from everything, they can still do amazing things. One of my first blogs is on Tania Spencer. How cool is this little guy below? And then there is the huge snake she made, my kids love that one. Tania lives and works rurally from Lake Grace, Western Australia. (Just up the road from me, 60km) Although currently working with wire, Tania is a mixed media artist and often works with recycled and found materials. While her work is deceptively simple in its form, the underlying social or environmental context, constantly questions our state of existence and awareness. Tania creates large scale knitted installations with fencing wire and embroideries of different wires couched onto metal supports. Her tools are drills and hand bending jigs instead of needles, wire instead of yarn.  Have


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