Dear Yogis,

The other day when I was in the news agency I lamented the demise of the yoga magazine.  Web editions are not the same…  We used to be able to get three magazines – YOGA INTERNATIONAL published by the Himalayan Society ( a great blend of philosophy and asana), YOGA JOURNAL which was American, and YOGA LIFE published by Colin Clements in Queensland.  Now, nothing.  You can get them all on-line.  Do I do that. NO.  Hardly anyone reads this newsletter, and I wonder how many read the yoga magazines unless they are looking for a mat or a class?  How many want the fabulous articles, the learned editorials, the interviews with the “greats” of yoga often by yogis equally as fabulous – obviously hardly anyone.

Why the doll photo?  I have started making dolls again, but not these small character dolls, but fabulous “Daniel Lismore” dolls.  Have a look on google.  He dresses like I used to dress my dolls – magnificently.  His motto is “Always be yourself, everyone else is taken”.   Some of you may have seen him on The Portrait Artist of the Year on Foxtel. He was a sitter and so exotic and resplendent in all the sparkles that everyone else just looked drab – he would have been a dream to paint.

The other day a client came into the gallery and reminded me of the big “doll sculptures” I used to make and ordered one,   so I have at least to do one.  Last nite I cut the pattern (yes, you need a pattern), today I will search out fabric, and haby, and then I can move forward.  The face comes somewhere at the end and becomes a logical step.  Sometimes I start with the face, but not often.

I could keep painting the Tarot on Tea-bags but how many can you do at a stretch and not get bored? I need a rest from them, and I am going to do a portrait of myself on tea bags for the Portrait Artist Competition at the Mt.Macedon Gallery – but I am not going to do a dull boring usual portrait – I will do something different.



TAROT AND GITA READINGS (Using the Guide Drawings)  – BY APPOINTMENT. Email me:

ZOOM GITA :  Monday  evenings at 6.30pm

Windarring Yoga –  Tues. 1pm a joint class –  Kyneton and Gisborne combined.  Surprising changes coming up.

STUDIO YOGA WOODEND: Monday Hatha 1pm (full) Mon. 2.15, Wednesday Restorative 1pm

NEXT STUDIO TEACHER TRAINING Sunday 24th March at 2.30

THE YOGA LUNCHEON: Saturday 30th March,  at The Full Moon Saloon. Woodend at 12noon. You are all welcome.


and in the gallery – I will be at The Mt.Macedon Gallery on SATURDAY from 10am to 1pm.  Come see me – I had some lovely clients turn up last week – you can always make an appointment to see me at my gallery.