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Slow living

my home isn’t fancy. I don’t own a fancy car and my phone screen has finally cracked – partner in crime in too many road trips. I’m quite amazed that I even bought a car, my first car at 39. I de-cluttered most of things in my life, major clean up with a focus on resourcefulness and…

Dog experiment Creativity and Art is as fragile as a feather Aldona Kmiec Photography

Dog experiment

Dog experiment story from the book I’m currently reading.. There’s an important study that gives insight into women’s loss of self-protective instinct. In the early 1960s, experimental psychologist Martin Seligman, Ph.D., and others conducted animal experiments to determine something about the “flight instinct” in humans. In one experiment they wired half of the bottom of a…

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Peripatetic

‘We wander for distraction,  but we travel for fulfilment’ Hilaire Belloc I have recently been described as peripatetic. I thought this was a more complex description of a ‘pathetic’, which is fine with me but I quickly ran to Google to check the new word out. It turns out that it does not mean pathetic, but…

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Red shoes

‘Red shoes’ by Anne Sexton I stand in the ring in the dead city and tie on the red shoes… They are not mine. They are my mother’s. Her mother’s before. Handed down like an heirloom but hidden like shameful letters. The house and the street where they belong are hidden and all the women,…

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world photo John Le Carre

A desk is a dangerous place

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world Coming back from Melbourne after a great weekend of eating and making pierogi with friends, I’m writing this while I sit on a VLine bus, less glam than the train, but train’s will be back operating from tomorrow. Catching up with friends.. lots of interesting conversations,…

Spirit of Polish Migrants Ballarat Polish photographer

Who Made Ballarat

Polish Migrants Exhibition 10-11th May, 2014 The Mining Exchange In the recent days, I have been scanning some amazing images from Roman & Teresa Skrypko family archive. It’s mind blowing how many beautiful images there are. Some prints are really small, so it is very challenging to get the detail our of them, bust some fortunately…

Nostalgic Warsaw Poland

Nostalgic Poland

Nostalgic Poland Some time ago I have set up a Facebook page dedicated to a City of Ballarat Multicultural Ambassador Program. It has already attracted a great number of people interested in it and it’s mission is to promote world’s cultures and the Multicultural Program that City of Ballarat has been successfully running for over…

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There’s nowhere to go but to yourself

Dear Friends 24th December is a day of reflections. On that day in Poland, we fast and we reflect on the past, we’re focused on contemplating on what’s happened in our lives during that year. Later we celebrate the first star in the sky and share a (non-meat) supper together. Marina Abramovic ‘…there’s nowhere to…

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Emerge Cultural Leadership Workshops

How to take the first step Emerge Cultural Leadership Workshops Ballarat June 28 & 29th 2013 Workshop topics Introduction to Your Local Council Get to know the various branches of your local council and the support available for you to run your own community event! Funding Info Session Meet representatives from various funding bodies that…

Spaces for Creative People The Hub Donkey Wheel House Melbourne Aldona Kmiec Photography

We Need Spaces:: The Hub

Innovation Through Collaboration The Hub, Melbourne Busy day yesterday. Great mix of around 15 people including City of Ballarat and Ballarat Business Centre representatives, members of Ballarat Arts Alive, shared a bus trip to Melbourne to visit The Hub – creative co-sharing space  located at Donkey Wheel House, located opposite from Southern Cross Station. My reaction of seeing…

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