Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I've lost a friend.
Which might sound odd, like a misplacement.She sadly passed away on the weekend. Now out of pain.
I've lost a friend and it is like a misplacement. I don't know where she's gone, her smile and her shy laugh. I asked the angels to look out for her, to be her new friends and I know they will. But I've lost a friend here on earth and there's a cold stone in my stomach and a hole in my heart.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Be mesmerized by outer beauty for beauty is a vision worth holding; but if you look deeper you might be surprised that beauty is more than 'skin deep'. With age some beauty just moves from the face to the heart - a little harder to see but there nonetheless.
Beating. Waiting for someone to notice.
(c Julie Holland)Image: Julie Holland, Body Art Festival, Eumundi

Monday, June 6, 2011

I have long believed in freedom - of beliefs, of animals, of mankind. Many want it more than life itself, and they should be granted that so long as it doesn't impact negatively on others. One of the best experiences I have ever had was to go whale-watching, and when one of these beautiful creatures swam under our boat and surfaced right next to me I burst into tears. An amazing, silent moment of connection and freedom. We are lucky to have, at our Hearts and Minds Art shop at Eumundi Square, a selection of whale tails and a humpback whale - these pieces are by Brisbane wood sculptor Lloyd Bullock. Drop by and take a look, even spoil yourself.