21 August 2016

from unicorn to bridge

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This week's handful of link love:


:: 10 steps to creating engaging Snapchat Stories -- or Instagram ones for that matter

:: The Traveller's Journal -- self-study class sharing concepts and techniques for keeping a journal dedicated to travel + adventure

:: Are you more of a Phoenix than an Octopus? -- the other kind of 'multipotentialite'

:: Leaving magic behind -- or litter. Depends on who's looking ;)

:: What I want to tell you about having work that goes viral -- be prepared for the unexpected

:: To those who are struggling -- you are not never alone

:: This is the question -- who do you want to be in your business?


:: BEKA ::


This month I am joining Susannah Conway for her annual August Break: a month of photo prompts to share in our online spaces, with words or not. Nice and simple. Keeping it easy!

Follow my photos each day on Instagram, explore the growing collection of images from the project community with hashtag #augustbreak2016, or find out more + join the fun here.

14 August 2016

from favourite taste to 6 o'clock

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In the dim and distant past of blogging it was quite the thing to post round-ups of favourite finds from about the 'verse. In contemplating these August Break digests I thought it would be a perfect tie-in to go a little 'old-school' and share some of the things that stuck out to me from my Feedly-feed this week.

I hope you enjoy the following...


:: One of those nights -- reflections of those nights where, against all logic, you find yourself feeling small

:: Your one trick -- what could you create if you stopped relying on your one fancy trick?

:: A revolution with no rewind: Galileo’s daughter + how the patron saint of astronomy reconciled science + spirituality

:: How to be authentic (and not a hot mess) -- how can you be a real person + not be a hot mess, on social media? (podcast)

:: It's none of your business -- a comeback that guarantees to shut your inner critic up faster than it can whisper "you're a loser"

:: How to sell your woo -- a workshop for coaches, strategists, mentors, teachers, mediums, spiritual guides + anyone else who can’t figure out how to make people "get" what they do

:: Mother, Writer, Monster, Maid -- powerful exploration of the relationship between artistry and motherhood; it's long, but well worth reading to the end

What are you reading?


:: BEKA ::


This month I am joining Susannah Conway for her annual August Break: a month of photo prompts to share in our online spaces, with words or not. Nice and simple. Keeping it easy!

Follow my photos each day on Instagram, explore the growing collection of images from the project community with hashtag #augustbreak2016, or find out more + join the fun here.

07 August 2016

taking an august break

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It’s that time of year again!

Five summers ago I was struck with the desire to challenge myself to a photo project that would help me capture the little moments of the everyday. I felt something was missing from my photography practice, a practice that focused purely on what I was up to with my hobbies and handmade craft business at the time. I realised I was missing capturing the glue that held those pieces together.

Looking around the ether’verse I found my answer with Susannah Conway's annual August Break: a month-long, fun and no rules community project. With words if we chose, or not.

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This will be my fifth summer participating. It has become somewhat a tradition and creative practice in capturing the everyday glue, before everything speeds up again when school resumes next month.

You can follow and get the stories behind the photos as they happen over on Instagram, or sign up for the weekly digest to your inbox. Find out more and join Susannah’s project here.

Are you in? Do say hello in the comments: I'd be delighted to connect with you!


:: BEKA ::


// related //
The August Break on Ginger*Urchin