The Deck of Dreams is a source of inspiration and a conversation about who you are, not your labels. Since it’s creation in late 2010 I’ve been dreaming of this moment, the time that I could write and let you all know that dreams do come true. Always remember that anything is possible. Dreams are vital to life. With the Deck of Dreams you will share in 52 people’s dreams and learn about their experiences. The more people start share their experiences around their mental health experience, the more lives could be saved. Your chance to be one of the […]
The Deck of Dreams could be ready just before my birthday. In which case it will be one of the most memorable presents I could receive. It’s been nearly 2 years in the journey, since I climbed Adams Peak and created the concept of having a portable gallery of dreams. I hope that having a visual representation of so many people’s dreams will help make it more real for so many more. A question we ask when we sign up people to our Day to Day Living program where I work is about their hopes and dreams. I believe the deck […]
I received the news last week that Deck of Dreams has been funded by the Lord Mayor Clover Moore Salary Trust! It is great news just before Christmas and I am looking forward to sharing the creation process with you all! Needless to say I am very excited and have to give a big thank you to Douglas Holmes, Consumer Participation Officer, St Vincents Hospital, for applying for the funding. I will be working with designers from Breakout Communications to create the physical cards and I am sure they will look amazing! Thank you everyone for your participation and support […]
I start this post with a question that has crossed my mind a couple, okay it may have been more than a couple, of times these past few weeks. WHY? What is the purpose of dedicating time to a project? For me, it’s been a about balancing my desire to be constructive and produce things that are useful and perhaps even inspiring, and my desire just to do what I want to do. Fortunately, this balancing act hasn’t been too difficult as what I want to do relates quite closely with, hopefully, things others may find useful. I’ve been at […]
According to the ABS in 2001, 14,200 were “sleeping rough” in Australia… it’s Homeless Persons Week from 6th August to 12th August. Tomorrow, Friday, we’ll be running a Deck of Dreams workshop at The Wayside Chapel from 2pm – 4pm. This will be my second workshop at Wayside.