In this post from our Clarence Writers’ Group Heike Maleschka shares what is going on in her world during this time of quarantine as part of our Local Faces Local Voices project. Through this project we will profile our writers and give them a platform to share their writing and their interests.

At the beginning of March, I participated in Kerrie Bowles’ The Art of Play workshop at the Cowper Gallery and Studio. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to finish our work at that time. But some pictures were too good to keep them hidden. I was thinking of writing some words and maybe even a short story or poem to submit to this blog, but I do not feel like writing at the moment. Too much is said and repeated over and over. I don’t want to add to it. But I still want to express myself and art was always a welcome distractor and guide for me. While painting I was listening to music and let my feelings guide me. Sometimes colour can express feelings more eloquently than words and open up conversations. But the most important aspect for me is that art in every form is a great healer and we all can do a little bit with the prospect of hope, change and a not so distant vision of a bright future.

Heike Maleschka, Grafton –  7th April 2020

Heike Maleschka 2020 – a member of Clarence Writers Group

Heike Maleschka 2020 – a member of Clarence Writers Group

Heike Maleschka 2020 – a member of Clarence Writers Group

Heike Maleschka 2020 – a member of Clarence Writers Group

Heike Maleschka 2020 – a member of Clarence Writers Group

We welcome Heike and all our writers to this new Writers Corner blog within our website. It is a space where our local writers and the library can share ideas, gather inspiration and keep connected with our community.