Author Archive | Nicola

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NEW BOOK – You Can’t Find Me

It’s been a long time between BLOGS. Lots of things have happened since then both personally and world wide. We are told that life will be “a new normal” so I guess we have to embrace it as best we can and ‘keep calm and carry on’ and find joy in the things we can […]

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After much nagging by my beautiful sister Sal,who is a Teacher Librarian, I entered my children book ‘You Can’t Catch Me’ into the  Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Prize. In 1946 the CBCA established annual book awards to promote children’s books of high literary and artistic quality. These awards are […]

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Need a nice place to stay?

In the last post I talked about the workshop that I went to in Jervis Bay…well I just wanted to continue on from that Blog and let you know about were I stayed. Its sometimes tricky to make a decision about where to stay…so if you are heading down the coast from Sydney and you […]

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Shades of White Oil Painting Workshop

I’ve just returned from a wonderful, but challenging oil painting workshop, with the very talented, Bowral based artist, Kim Shannon ( We learnt all about painting ‘shades of white’ something that might sound easy but was ( I found at least) rather challenging. The workshop was organised by Alison Mackay ( of Alison’s Artworkshops at […]

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