Marie Williams grew up in South Africa and lived in Canada before moving to Australia. She has worked as a social worker and family therapist in health settings, not-for-profit sectors and private practice. She is also an artist and believes in the power of creativity and story to transform. Green Vanilla Tea is her first book.
“Drawing, indeed, transforms the secret passageway between the eye and the heart into a two-way street — while we are wired to miss the vast majority of what goes on around us, learning to draw rewires us to see the world differently, to love it more intimately by attending to and coming to cherish its previously invisible details.”
How true that is! Over the years, painting and writing have played a similar role in my own journey with love, loss and the process of reinvention.
The streets of Brisbane are awash with purple! It’s a beautiful time of year in this part of the world. The Jacarandas are blooming and
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Marie Williams author of Finch Memoir Prize winner Green Vanilla Tea. Subjects include younger onset dementia, family bereavement, grief and loss, death, creativity and why ‘stories matter’