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About me

I am not a doctor, so I can’t join Medecins Sans Frontieres. Not a lawyer so I can’t do that kind of incredibly important humanitarian work. Not a politician so I wasn’t invited to Copenhagen in December. I am an artist and designer, feeling increasingly worried about the state of the world, and unhappy with my own inability so far to contribute positively and do something that feels truly worthwhile.

I decided to write this blog in order to find out whether I can use my skills – and my voice – to really make it a better place, in ways that matter. I believe that art and design can change the world – they do, all the time. So I’m writing to educate myself on creative ways to combat climate change, poverty, inequality (and consumerism, boredom and sameness); to share my journey and to get inspired through looking at what other people are doing.

I think inspiration is key. If you’re inspired, you can do anything.

If you want to get an idea of the kind of stuff that interests me and that I write about, have a look at my first post. Some people would probably say it’s a bit of a dog’s breakfast – bloggers should keep to one topic – but I couldn’t do that. Life is not that structured and simple; in fact its much too wonderful and rich, and the challenges facing us are too big, to get hung up on etiquette.

What do you think? Leave a comment or send me an email on

So speak to you soon, then?

Oh, yeah, and the woman up the top is me.

No, just kidding. She’s Woobinda, Animal Doctor. I’m really no oil painting. But I do live in Australia, so cuddling a kangaroo from time to time is all in a days work.


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