Thursday, 14 December 2017

Edition 31 – August September October

Art

Extract from "InVerse"© Ingrid Ward

        You and I will come and go,

            Unlike that tree which lasts forever, if left alone.

By Mon Andrews

Women from different nationalities gather around the community table engaged in a vortex of conversation. Ideas spill forth for the next series of projects, between them a convergence of skills and knowledge, inspiring and promoting possibilities. Sometimes the table, surrounded by busy and creative hands, is the meeting place for stories, the sharing of understandings, the forum for collective compassion. Other times it is the arena for life’s humour, the uncovering of different perspectives and the acknowledgment of other ways of being. Whatever the internal climate of individual participants, the life energy around the table is a well spring of human experience.

By Katherine Reynolds

We are lucky to have an abundance of amazing creative people throughout Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey and Tecoma. But where do we find them? Here are some of the best places in the Foothills to see art.

By Sandi Wallace

Whether you want to write short stories, poems, songs, genre or literary novels, or you don’t yet know what style and format is for you, the blank page should evoke excitement, not anxiety. Why? Because it’s your opportunity to experiment, dream big and unleash your imagination, and because it won’t stay blank for long.

About The Foothills

The Foothills magazine is truly appreciated by the local community. It covers business, community and tourisms news, events, local success stories and more. The site features electronic newsletters, feature stories, recipes, photographs and news, all from the Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey and Tecoma communities.

From the Editor

Welcome to the first of the digital editions of The Foothills community news. Thanks to our wonderful team of volunteers that has put this edition together. Many are long term volunteers who you will have followed over several years and others are new writers inspired by the opportunities of the new digital edition.

We are keen to grow the Foothills with your contributions. If you have a club, a school or an interest that you’d like to tell us about each quarter then please contact me so we can arrange for your own column. We also welcome photos and quick news stories that we can use to update the Foothills between editions. Send those contributions and messages to thefoothills@coonarahouse.org.au.

Thanks and happy reading.

Regards

The Foothills Editor