Bird and Boat,

Bird and boat.
I wonder

how you stay afloat.

Boat and bird,
Boat and bird.
With water

and with wings, I’ve heard.

bird boat art watercolour

Bird and Boat
Sally Swain © original art
teeny watercolour in journal

There’s much I could

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Art and Soulstice

To share or not to share my shadow side?
To show or not to show
the art that is darker,
grizzlier, more sombre?

It’s a true dilemma that niggles at my artist (and social media) self.

I trace the dilemma back at least 28 years, to the success of my first book, ‘Great Housewives of Art’.

Great Housewives of Art feminist humorous pastiche

Great Housewives of Art
cover of very first edition
Grafton HarperCollins
1988.
Sorry about slightly crooked photo. I have a slightly crooked relationship with this creation.

This book blessed and

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Yellow is the Colour of Hope

The Not-Very-Big Reveal.

Remember the Secret Art of Hope?
Shhh.

Yellow Hope Bird Cancer Council Sally Swain

Yellow is the Colour of Hope
Sally Swain © original art

Breakthrough Art Festival exhibition was a huge success, raising over $25,000 for NSW Cancer Council.
I held

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