Diving In

Diving In

~ CELEBRATING STARTING FROM THE BEGINNING ~ January 31 marked the 1st birthday of my blog, Shoshington. 12 months13 photo shoots14 posts15,000+ wordsMany awkward hair phases What started out as a therapist-prescribed salve for my burnt-out brain, soon turned into a love affair with words; one which, in part, helped save me from a somewhat debilitating depression. Now, I [...]

Interview with Elise Polito

Interview with Elise Polito

~ ELISE & I GET TOGETHER TO PLAY WITH FLOWERS & CLOTHES ~ Elise Polito arrives at my apartment wearing pastel coloured jeans blazoned (rather appropriately) with large flower prints, and a smile like sunshine. "Oh, the camellias around here are just stunning at the moment!" she declares. Her enthusiasm is contagious, she carries it throughout her whole [...]

Dark Mofo

Dark Mofo

~ CELEBRATING THE DARKER THINGS IN LIFE ~ I just returned from the mystical, tenebrous world that is Dark Mofo - a winter solstice festival in Hobart blending music, art, mythology and food with light-filled darkness. Organised by the people responsible for MONA, it's as if art, light and sound flooded out from the museum [...]

I Got it From My Mumma

I Got it From My Mumma

~ WEARING MY MUM'S CLOTHES SINCE I COULD WALK ~ There are so many reasons I am grateful for my mother: her untiring devotion to her family, her positive outlook on life (even after a lifetime of adversity), her ridiculous exaggerations while regaling her audience with life events, and her unwavering moral compass. My mum [...]