I’m excited to paint again. It’s like an avalanche of years of suppressed creativity crying out to be expressed. This series started with a story:

It’s the story of our friend Sonja, a very gifted violinist who came back from Europe for a concert. Being back in Sydney, she wanted to see if the family of kookaburras that she had created a special bond with, when she had lived in Killara years ago, would still be there. The problem was, they had sold the house and she hadn’t been there for two years.

The new owners were happy to let her go out on their terrace to call them. To her amazement – and that of the new owners – her special call summoned the entire family of 7 kookaburras up on the railing – and her special friend Ruby (an older kookaburra) flew on her shoulder and kissed her gently on the cheek, holding his peak sideways as not to injure her.

She was so moved when she told the story that I decided to paint it … that special bond between man/woman and animal/bird.

Published by Barbara Hoi

After having worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, having founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, and having written three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'), I have decided to open the doors to 'the One Year School', an online school that still gives people the personal touch of starting the program in person for 4 days, but then offers the support via an amazing Dyslexia Tutor App. For one year, dyslexic adults, teenagers and the parents of adult children will be able to get the support they need to effectively and permanently correct the challenges of Dyslexia, while keeping the many gifts in place... and in fact using these gifts to eliminate the difficulties.

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