Why wouldn’t there be an industry magazine for us, we are after all a professional industry

I thought I’d google “professional artist”. You know the feeling. It’s a middle of the night thing. This time it was dawn and my brain would just not stay asleep for a moment longer, even though my body craved it. I thought perhaps, with all the times I’d written “full time professional artist” in intros…

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Santa gives good art

In two days it will be December 25, 2015. All around the world, people are either buying into crass commercialism and greed, or buying presents for their loved ones. You choose, it’s your national holiday, no matter what your religious persuasion. My artwork becomes grist to this mill – this guilt-ridden, list-making over-eating time. I…

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two poems

  Quick March! a poem by Christine Porter (April 2012) Lismore,  Toowoomba, Emu Creek, stop; Crows Nest, Allora, Lismore, stop; Lismore, Coomera, Brisbane, stop; West End, Kenmore, Toowoomba, stop. Goondiwindi, Boggabilla, Pallemallewa; Croppa Creek, “Binneguy”, Croppa Creek, stop. Yalleroi, Coolatai, Emmaville, Deepwater, Tenterfield, Casino, Lismore, STOP From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1884…

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