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Indrani Perera
Maker | Writer | Explorer
Nature Connection * Slow Crafts * Natural Materials * Hand Tools * Mindfulness
Interests: Eco-dyeing, natural dyeing, leather craft, leather tanning, wood work, carving, traditional crafts, exploring, writing, photography, drawing, sewing, knitting, crochet, bookbinding, jewellery making (wood, metal and bone), candle making, reading.
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Here are the words and my poem for the fifteenth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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'If you only knew how entrancing, how strikingly beautiful the images in my head are, the ones I am unable to express.' Enter the mind bending world of M.C. Escher, astronomer, mathematician and woodworker. Mr Escher, as he liked to be called, was a Dutch artist best known for his... Continue reading
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I've just come back from six wonderful days in the bush. Sleeping in a tent, spending the whole day outside under the trees and gazing up at the magnificent stars at night. Sharing my adventure with a koala, wallaby, tree creeper, rufus wren and a mob of white wing chuffs... Continue reading
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Here are the words and my poem for the fourteenth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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Here are the words and my poem for the thirteenth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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After being gripped by an eco-dyeing fervour for the last couple of years I found myself taking an unintentional and unplanned break from foraging and dyeing (you may have noticed I've been posting a lot more poems than craft lately). It seemed I had run out of things and reasons... Continue reading
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Here are the words and my poem for the twelfth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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On West 46 and Broadway there's newly matyred Christians selling salvation whilst kitty-cornered across the road the devil sells damnation for only the price of your soul And it's kinda weird how there's always a crowd around Beelzebub's limo whilst people avoid the gazes of God's honest foot soldiers Flashback... Continue reading
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On my recent trip to Canberra I managed to squeeze in a visit to the National Gallery of Australia to check out the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition, Love & Desire. I took my mum and my two girls to see these magnificent paintings from the 1800s. When I was in my 20s... Continue reading
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Here are the words and my poem for the eleventh week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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Here are the words and my poem for the tenth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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the stench of sun baked seaweed, midday and rotting fish, three weeks fills my nostrils as I speed through the red light ~~~ The above words are an excerpt from Drive, one of my latest poems. Quite apt given my recent road trip undertaken on very hot summer days. Luckily... Continue reading
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It's good to get out of town once in a while. Leave the city and drive. The endless stretch of bitumen ahead of you, the sky embracing you from above and the horizon beckoning. I did just that and hit the road with my two girls. Our destination? Canberra. Duration?... Continue reading
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Here are the words and my poem for the ninth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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Here are the words and my poem for the eighth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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Here are the words and my poem for the seventh week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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Here are the words and my poem for the sixth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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Here are the words and my poem for the fifth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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Swapping cracked wheat for quinoa? Genius! I'd love to take credit for this substitution but I can't. I ate it at a pot luck lunch and it was delicious. Here's my totally made up version. Yummy! Tabbouleh Recipe 1 large bunch curly leaf parsley, chopped 2 large tomatoes 1/4 red... Continue reading
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I'm an impostor dressed in someone else's clothes as I rifle through her wardrobe I wonder who the hell she really was And everyone who knew her says they know me and they confuse the two of us for each other And as soon as they open their mouths to... Continue reading
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Here are the words and my poem for the fourth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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On a recent trip to the stationery shop I got a little distracted. I went with my girls to buy them some acrylic paints and paper. Two (!) hours later we finally left laden with goods and my wallet (handmade leather of course) was a lot lighter. As well as... Continue reading
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I can see from the quizzical expression upon your face that you're wondering wondering why I've brought you to this place As I lean closer lower my voice conspiratorially to a whisper I utter the words that must change your life 'I'm giving back the monkey' I say and lean... Continue reading
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Here are the words and my poem for the third week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Continue reading
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heart shaped leaves blood stained nodding yellow bonnets sour grass ~~~ The above words are an excerpt from Oxalis, one of my latest poems. Until recently I accepted the conventional idea of weeds - annoying plants ruining gardens and needing to be eradicated. Now I see food, natural dyes and... Continue reading