Jasper …. Tale Of A White Spirit  Doggie                                                                                                               Wendy  Buss    At a time when I was weighed down with cares and struggling to see  the light  side of life  I had a lovely   opportunity to spend two weeks with  a lovely Irish Wolfhound  called Jasper. but let me tell you Jasper was no ordinary dog .My time with Jasper was like setting out on this totally unexpected all in ‘boots and all’  magical romp  of an adventure with this  high vibing white light   magical and endearing creature  that totally  lifted my spirits   and helped me remember what… Read More »

A Lesson from Lexi Written by Wendy Buss   Lexi The Lexi I was first introduced to  was the gentlest friendliest sweetest dog part husky with a lovely brindle coat  and a beautiful welcoming nature . When I first met her  she was all waggly tail and squirmy butt  and willing to be friends from the get go  when I arrived at the housesit in Yeppoon  where I was to look after her for close to a week  while the owners were away visiting family  .I felt comfortable  and confident Lexi and I  would get on well together She’d follow… Read More »

THE SERPENT AND THE  APPLE There is an interesting and powerful symbology to  the concept of the  Serpent and the Apple            in the traditional  bible story  of Adam and Eve  ……The  apple represents worldy  knowledge  and sex and   the veil of innocence falling forever  away  .In the story of Adam and Eve   the serpent tempts   Eve with the Apple  and   she and Adam  discover the forbidden fruits of lust and passion  and the joys of sexual  hanky panky   and as a result they are banished forever   from the Garden of Eden It seems like a lot of patriarchal  bullshit actually… Read More »

  Photo courtesy of Aquarium of the Pacific The Lorikeets at Bulcock Beach Early in the morning in the pines outside my window at Bulcock Beach I am woken by a squillion noisy rainbow lorikeets going nuts a squillion  rainbow  lorikeets are going nuts squeaking squawking  squealing  shrieking All out                    s-c-r-e-e-c-h-i-n-g   !!!   What  I ask myself drowsily burying my head in my pillow can these  early bird risers  find  to get so excited about  at this hour of the morning ? Are they making love  ? Catching up on the previous days gossip  ? Planning their days deciding… Read More »

Something About Millie (or when Karma strikes) Written by Wendy Buss     Not Millie but identical doggie  could be her twin  . I could only really describe Millie as some sort of dream girl doggie  Millie was a tiny little chihuahua  who was doggie perfection to look at  .With big bulbous eyes liquid brown alert bright eyes and the flounciest ears that cascaded like fountains  down either side of her head . She was a real live wire .Anytime you as much as looked in Millies  direction her eyes would light  up and  her little ears would start shaking… Read More »

  Oh boy life is a daring adventure or nothing   Now that I’m moving and shaking  with the rich and famous   I was given the gift  of a wonderful opportunity   to spend 2 weeks in the country on the most magnificent  estate   with  my own cottage and access to  pool tennis courts and  private golf course  (I have given people permission to shoot me if they ever catch me playing golf  or in one of those white uniforms  playing lawn bowls )  . In exchange for looking after dogs and horses  and keeping my eye on a multimillion   dollar estate… Read More »

FROGS FOR SALE Wendy Buss As kids growing up in a terraced house in inner city Bristol  UK with a couple of square metres of concrete for a  backyard  we never enjoyed the luxury or the delight  of  actually coming into  close contact with a real life frog . Frogs for us belonged in the realm of story books in the lush green rolling hills and dales  of Beatrix Potter  and the  babbling brooks and mossy  fern filled glades and muddy riverbanks  of Kenneth Graemes Wind in the Willows This story book world replete with squirrels otters badgers  and stoats… Read More »

Time Flies …… I was in a cafe on Saturday and a couple of  little kids sitting near a table near me  smiled at me and told their mum  I looked like their grandma   Wow  that stopped me in my tracks.People were always telling me I looked young for my age  and this was the first time EVER  I’d been equated with the  Senior Cits brigade ……Then as I  realized  judging by the age of  their mum  their grandma  was probably  in her  early fifties  .That made me breathe a bit easier  ….     Maybe I should have  been… Read More »

UNICORN MAGIC……..           .Art from the heart Pic courtesy of   We Heart it   discovered by Borislava M Zo My art from the heart Whever I tune in and create art from the heart I dont find myself painting goddesses or hearts or mandelas instead what brings me most joy and flows most easily for me is creating pictures which are an organic match for my childrens books which are already written This is the art which inspires and compels me I have always been a writer and written childrens stories but it was only once I retired… Read More »

Oh Happy Day      Yesterday I found  my  long lost art folder with  a years worth of  art work for a  children’s book project  I am working on called ‘ There’s An Alphabet On Your head ‘  which is a Dr Zeuss inspired  rhyming romp of an alphabet book In 2019  I worked on the illustrations for the book creating 5 painted pictures which each took a month to complete   and  created  the layout   for the entire book creating sketches for every page   …. I put everything into a black art folder Later that year  I went travelling and… Read More »