Sunday, October 2, 2011


Copyright 2009 Roland Tiangco

It may be a sports mad weekend (great job, Cats!), but there should always be time to engage your other passions.

I absolutely love this poster, and the idea behind it. Tip o' the hat to it's creator, Roland Tiangco - great inspiration and thought.

Check out the whole poster story @ - the creation and process is well worth the look.

Here's to getting our hands a little dirtier for the future.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday - Time to Launch!

It's small and humble, but Visual Prose has a new wee shop front @!

Introducing, 'inkclings' - the Visual Prose store! ( screen grab above ). 

We're evolving and revamping around here, and this is our first step forward. Over the coming weeks, stay tuned for the introduction of some new and different product additions to the range, as Visual Prose makes some exciting changes with the new season. Today's launch of the 'inkclings' store is our first
small step in a slightly new direction!

Do pop b(u)y ( haha, couldn't help it! ), and tell me what you think! As always, feedback is much appreciated and encouraged.

At any rate, hope you're all enjoying the end of another working week. Here's to some good weekend weather! If you're in Melbourne - GO, CATS!! GO, WARRIORS!!, and GO, RWC!! ( couldn't help that, either!! ) Crumbs, how are we going to fit it all in?! :)

Whatever you get up to, hope it's a great one!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Welcome to the World - revisited

Sometimes, a year can seem to last an eternity. Another will fly by. Missing skies of home today has me thinking back. In the capital, Carlo has turned one. In the fleeting months since creating this Visual Prose to celebrate, I wonder how far I've come, by comparison. At my age, milestones are less visible, not always expected (except growth rings). No longer the blankest canvas, still, I look to learn (although, employing filters). May I not lose that childlike desire, or curiosity.

I may not be standing in the same place, but I still stand under southern skies. Some things change...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Back from Clunes

 A little sentimental prose for the lovers in our lives today. Be good to those in your life - it can never be a bad thing!

For a larger image, check out the image gallery here @ Visual Prose.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Yes, M.A.M!

It's Friday, so why not time to kick back and watch a little slideshow?
It's relaxing, like watching goldfish... with music! 

This is a moving pictures showcase of Visual Prose Moveable Art Magnets (M.A.M's for short!). As you can see, they come with either a white or black border options, on a

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Any day now....

I just know that the good people from Libra are going to contact me to work with them on editing and proof-reading their "Odd Spot"... ah, spots!

I know that it's the weekend, but hands up who can spot the two small errors in the item above? C'mon, I'll time you!

One is pretty simple, and stands out like a sore thumb. The other? Well, if you need a hint - I'd be careful where you're sneezing,

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Year in July!

If you're in Melbourne, check out the 'Fireworks-in-July' Finale @ Docklands, this Friday July 29th!
Entertainment starts at 6:30pm, and the fireworks start at 7pm sharp!
This short video clip is from last Friday, when we took my youngest brother down for a look on his second night in town. It was taken with my camera, sans tripod, so it's a tad shaky, and not perfect - but hopefully,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blinding Light

hessian + carapace + overexposure = interesting combination

For a larger image, check it out at my website here!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Oprah-bashing Tourism Australia

  It would appear that certain Australian commentators are suffering through a ‘winter of discontent’ at the moment. Fueled by too much coffee, not enough vitamin d, and a terrible lack of perspective, they are sitting at desks trawling through the last six months of news, snuffling out old articles that raise their ire enough that they can start gnashing their teeth over. This week, it would appear that it’s Tourism Australia’s turn to (again) feel their discontented wrath.  Tourism Australia has copped it a lot in the last twelve months, and some people like to keep flogging. This time, the ‘outrage’ is centred on Tourism Australia paying $5 million to lure talk show host Oprah Winfrey and her studio audience here, to advertise and raise Australia’s tourist profile late last year. Apparently, this demonstrates Tourism Australia’s complete incompetence as a marketing body. Of course, this was debated at the time it occurred, but here it comes again. Why? Ah, because six months on, commentators have 'cleverly' constructed, oops, I mean, 'discovered' 'proof'. 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday Morning Memories...

Another small joke to kick-start Saturday morning....

IT's funny what you remember. This joke sticks with me, because I heard it from my youngest brother - when he was still about four or five! He was old enough to obviously appreciate that a good joke got a positive reaction (we may not be funny, as far as other people are concerned, but I think everyone in our family thinks they have a sense of humour!), but I'm pretty sure he didn't realise why we all laughed. Unless I should now be thinking of him as an eighteen year-old comedic genius(!)...

Anyhoo, here's his joke - it always makes me snicker...

"Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?"

Friday, July 15, 2011

Weekend Funny

So cute that you almost feel sorry for IE.... but then, you remember IE6! Scrap the sentimentality right there! Cute sketch from, though. Does anyone here have a favourite browser? I'm a Firefox kinda gal, with leanings towards Opera - for now. Gotta keep your options open!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fear of White, Pt. 3

I liked the idea that the white page is 'chaos' (have I read too many comic books?), but what stuck with me was the image of the calligrapher being on a journey. It was an idea that filled me with possibility, rather than dread. I'd always focussed on the end point, of what I was trying to say, and how I was trying to say it. The concept of exploring while I was writing was exciting. The concept that writing was an echo of that journey, also eased the focus on perfection. Echoes are not perfect replications, each is unique.

Without boring you with all of the flow diagrams, and doodles that ensued, with a bit more work, things fell into place. I took actions, based on the principles I'd learned about: self-

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fear of White, Pt. 2

In essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese philosophy and art of finding beauty in imperfection, and profundity in nature, and of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. Wabi-sabi is an aesthetic which embraces principles such as, asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, and an appreciation of the inherent integrity of natural objects and processes. The author, Leonard Koren, describes wabi-sabi as an aesthetic which at its core, finds beauty in the "imperfect, impermanent and incomplete"* - the rusted gate, the shadow of a tree across a path, smile lines at the eyes, indicating the passage of time.

There is a lot I like about wabi-sabi, although it may require a leap to understand how the philosophy could help resolve a case of writer’s block. Maybe you’ll have to take my word for it. Maybe it has something to do with the connections my mind makes(!). At any rate, as I read more about it, the acceptance of imperfection struck a chord with

Fear of White, Pt. 1

Okay, so here’s something you might have already figured out about me - I love writing. I’ve always loved to write. I’m fascinated and captivated by the written word, language, communication. From a young age, creating stories for myself and my younger brother (especially of our own fantastic adventures), was my favourite pastime. As I grew up, the writing grew too, and I was successful at it.

But, here’s something you might not know - for quite a long period, I wrangled with a very personal, 'fear of white'. Being confronted with a sheet of blank, white paper made me anxious. Or rather, the prospect of writing on it did. Not all writing eluded me, just anything personal. I never lost the ability to write or edit for others. In fact, once the fear set in, I found it much more gratifying to invest my energy in helping other people  to realise their own written ‘voices’ and stories, than worry about where mine had disappeared to. Writing for other

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Ta da! Today I'm very excited to announce and unveil a new direction for Visual Prose, with the addition of original mixed media works . You can check out a selection of these pieces in the new mixed media image gallery, within the lightbox here.

I'm particularly excited by the "carapace" life cast forms, available as wall art. I create each carapace as a unique, one-of-a-kind piece. Examples in the gallery range from those constructed from fibres and threads, to plaster, cloth and concrete (such as the carapace above), and are available in a range of finishes.