Maslow’s Hierarchy Question

Maslow’s Hierarchy Question

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs was introduced to me in high school and has since entered the popular consciousness as an accepted part of the basis of human psychology. Since then there has been much research and many articles written about the pitfalls of this theory. Humans like to create peace and control from chaos by […]

Beach Stones

Beach Stones

Watercolour painting on 30cm X 40cm canvas protected with matte varnish.

We are One and We are Many

We are One and We are Many

Identity can be described, but not well.The magic of being, as large as the universe,Cannot be confined with words,Which are used only to aid connection,On the surface level,When underneath we are all one.

Mooloolaba Mermaid

Mooloolaba Mermaid

Watercolour painting on 30cm x 40cm canvas protected with matte varnish.

Because I’m Reasonable

Because I’m Reasonable

I’ve been trying to change my thinking this week because I’m constantly trying to explain myself mentally in case anyone ever confronts me about anything. So exhausting. I’m trying to catch myself, replace the nervous inner narrative with “because I’m reasonable” and be done thinking up excuses.

Beach People

Beach People

Watercolour painting on 30cm x 40cm canvas protected with matte varnish.

Tree by the Water at Golden Beach

Tree by the Water at Golden Beach

Watercolour painting on 30cm x 40cm canvas protected with matte varnish.

Noisy Miner at Kings Beach

Noisy Miner at Kings Beach

Watercolour painting on 30cm x 40cm canvas protected with matte varnish.

How Nihilism is my Optimism

How Nihilism is my Optimism

For me, thinking of suicide isn’t a bad thing. It’s knowing where the exit is, just in case I need it. It’s reassuring to look over my shoulder and glimpse the green glow of escape. If I see there’s a clear path out, I can calm down and look for ways to get to other, […]

Mooloolaba Beach People

Mooloolaba Beach People

Watercolour painting on 30cm x 40cm canvas protected with matte varnish.

Swimming Silhouettes

Swimming Silhouettes

Watercolour painting on 15cm x 15cm canvas, protected with matte varnish.

Seagull

Seagull

Watercolour painting on 15cm X 15cm canvas, sealed with matte varnish.

Moreton Bay and Moreton Island from Redcliffe

Moreton Bay and Moreton Island from Redcliffe

Watercolour painting on 30cm x 40cm canvas protected with matte varnish.

Pandana at the Beach

Pandana at the Beach

Watercolour painting on 30cm x 40cm camas, protected with matte varnish.

Potatoes are More Awesome than Diamonds

Potatoes are More Awesome than Diamonds

(Because I read: “Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters” 2008 by Alan Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa.)

Point Cartwright at Night From Alexandra Headland

Point Cartwright at Night From Alexandra Headland

Watercolour painting on 30cm x 40cm canvas protected with matte varnish.

The Scales of Equality

The Scales of Equality

The equal pay debate to me is about deciding women deserve on average to have the same financial stability and resources as men and finding solutions, rather than analysing the details of the problem. Contributing to humanity in ways that are financially measurable and concretely rewardable aren’t the only ways we each add value. Instead […]

Water Dragons

Water Dragons

Watercolour painting on 30cm x 40cm canvas protected with matte varnish.

Evolutionary Psychology and Gender

Evolutionary Psychology and Gender

(Because I read: “Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters” 2008 by Alan Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa.)

Generalisations, not Stereotypes

Generalisations, not Stereotypes

(Because I read: “Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters” 2008 by Alan Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa.)

Noisy Miners

Noisy Miners

Watercolour painting on 30cm x 40cm canvas, protected with matte varnish.

You Own the Jealousy

You Own the Jealousy

Why to admit to jealousy and deal with it consciously. If jealousy, at it’s basis, is rooted in a biological imperative for reproduction, there is all the more need for self-awareness and emotional intelligence in self-moderation and decision making. Not only is it based in a fear of loss rather than a considered opinion that […]

Grevillea

Grevillea

Watercolour painting on 30cm x 40cm camas, protected with matte varnish.

Don’t Worry, Be Thoughtful

Don’t Worry, Be Thoughtful

We are inclined to worry too much. The reproductive and survival outcomes of worrying too much are far less dangerous than the outcomes of worrying too little. Therefore, while our survival instincts are trying to be kind to us in order to mentally calculate or evaluate risk more accurate results come from not overly valuing […]