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I am a WriterPoet & Novelist
Words are my gift to the world please read and enjoy!

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IF I FAVOURED YOUR WORK IT’S BECAUSE I LIKED IT….
…. IF I CAN TELL YOU WHY I’LL COMMENT!! lol
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I have had constant inquiries about the meaning of Chookas!
So Chookas Means

Hello,
Thank you for coming to visit my world of words!

First of all and foremost I AM a W R I T E R!
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W O R D S are my art! ~ I write novels poetry & prose
In here I have developed my ability for ZETE
Zographonic – to comment on life
Extemporaneous – without prior thought or plan / impulsive
Treatise – focus writings
Ekphrasis – _to create art interpreting inspirational art
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almost instantaneously written when I see art in here
you’ll find most are composed (written) in the comment box under the art – purely because I fall into a trance-like state …. and then cos my PC’s so old and crashes often but irregularly, I hit save so as not to lose it! – Thank you to those artists who do not delete these comments although they can!

But I began writing novels and long short-stories as soon as I could form a sentence (about 4yo! lol) but Poetry is for me rather recent 2007
You can find my novel writing collection at adgrayNovels
…………………………………… with gratitude to the stunning tigger-writer

I HOST & Co-Host:

“All Write Now” , “WMG” , “Writer’s Workshop” , “Australian Bush ☼” & “The EEG”

These are my My 07-02-09 Fire Writings
and these collaborations have actually sold to help raise funds!

_Please as the Fire season again approaches DO NOT FORGET!!!
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What I definitely am NOT is a pictorial artist!

“Image is everything when substance is questionable!” – adgray ♥

I can Fluke a good shot or dabble a bit in painting or creating something crafty (knitting, tapestry, pottery & woodwork)
But words are my passion!
So thank you for reading them!
Chookas! X♥X

& If I have Faved your piece without a comment …. yet ….
It’s because I’m “Image Feed Fishing! & I got hooked on your art!"
Happy Bubbling!!!

Graciously Interviewed by the wonderful Miri (♦ Please visit ♦)
Also
Brilliantly Interviewed by awesome Paul Louis Villani (♦ Please visit ♦)
~ Thank you sooooo much gorgeous man! X♥X

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NOTICE: Copying, displaying or redistribution, manipulation and utilising of all
writing and images without permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

Copyright ~ adgray © 2008
Please respect my hard work as I do yours – thank you!
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I LOVE
Proud to be
PLEASE VISIT PHOENIX APPEAL
- Your compassion is highly appreciated
- we must help still!

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These are my family members who are in the bubble also:
bjboo gynnirox Rangafox

I believe that we as artists are the culture makers
History is recorded by the cross reference of events depicted in art & culture
Therefore culture is most important to the relevance of life – for if we cannot look back to admire or learn from what we have done and carry on in the tradition of what we perceive as the best for us all then what is the point of doing anything?

I also KNOW that creativity and the beauty of creating art is the fastest resolution to Depression!
After such a catastrophe as the Black Sat Bushfires the depression is massive centering on the survivors & the families of the victims then radiating out to lesser degrees to everyone on the planet who has heard of it!
And indifference is the final level of depression
We will all need our cultural support & our art to help heal us from these horrors.

Thereby art & artists are VITAL to life!

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♫ … Susan Boyle – Singer – Britain’s Got Talent 2009 … ♫
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As I said first I am a writer but these are some of the many more facets to my creativity and my personality and character – I also perform as a singer and actor and to recite my poetry & prose and speak with people as often as I can; I like to claim [with tongue in cheek] that I am an excellent “orallist” !!

I read and from that glean so much towards my interests of sociology and philosophy and my pet loves – history, nature, children and physics

I would like to say I have the ability to do more handcrafts and arts but I pale into insignificance in comparison to what I have seen in here

I must thank Rob Ashley
for opening up this avenue to me already I feel my life is richer for having explored and viewed through here the very many other talented artists who have made redbubble their creative gallery

And if you have had work favoured by me or yourself added to my watch list without comment from me it was during one of my 30 min Community / Activity “fishing” stints – where I go looking for inspiration – so thank you for inspiring me! (& I shall get back to you soon!)

☼ Happy Bubbling!! ☼

For ease in seeing my Zographonic Extemporaneous Treatise Ekphrasis [“zete”] Writing and the art that inspired each piece, please view through the eyes of Chookas! and the Favourite list of that profile [my aka profile]
Enjoy! ♥

I leave you with the thought that:

Smile and the world smiles with you
Cry and you cry alone….
But if you laugh which is infectious
Imagine the growth of such an illness sown!
~ (modified by adgray)

Keep Happy! :o)
Thank you all for reading my words =0)
Chookas!
~ adg xox

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- NaNoWriMo NOVEMBER 2008
My Novel submission was
“FREEDOM PIONEERS”
~ an action packed Historical Romantic Comedy [I hope]
Set trans Atlantic & Pacific 1850s
each part’s first chapter -
Phoenix
Worldly
Expeditions
follow the links from there
Enjoy! ♥

Please Note – If the novel doesn’t appeal [or you’ve read it ☺] look through & past the pages containing the parts & chapters and you will find my poetry and smaller writing pieces!
Thank You!

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As another profile I host “Phoenix Appeal”

7th February 2009 will go down as Black Saturday
A day that the weather made perfect for bushfire
a bushfire started on 4 fronts that quickly became a fire storm that has devastated the great dividing range fr4om the Hume Highway to the foothills of the High Country and obliterated the bush as we knew it!
The bush will return eventually but
gone are historic towns forever
- Marysville 160yo / Kinglake 100yo / Flowerdale 100yo
gone are over a thousand homes leaving 5000 homeless
gone are 181 lives affecting thousands and thousands of people – everyone knows someone who knows someone either a survivor or a victim

Please go to our PHOENIX APPEAL Group
There you will find donated art where the proceeds will go to Red Cross

- This will take at least a year of support to help these communities recover

- the media will go back to normal next week
we will go back to normal next week
BUT the survivors CAN’T!

- we must help still!
- Your compassion is highly appreciated !!!

Our eternal thanks go to the men & women of the CFA [Country Fire Authority]
These people Volunteer their time and their efforts and at times their LIVES to help another
Many have lost their own homes in the process of saving another’s!!
_THANK YOU GUYS !!!! For you go and do what needs to be done!!
What I cannot do!_

Chookas to all! xXx

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♣☼*MY 2 WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS*☼♣

1 – that everyone finds peace for just a moment from the worries of their lives
2 – to help the Australian FarmersI HAVE AN OFFER FOR YOU!please Check This Out

♣☼*MERRY CHRISTMAS*☼♣
To you
~ wherever you are
~ however you celebrate
~ whoever you celebrate with!
~ with Love & Happiness!
~ alyssa & family X♥X

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Chookas!

Heya everybody!! :O) / I Use this phrase an awful lot and really there has only been ONE person who knew what I was on about. So I guess now is as good a time as any to give you a meaning to Chookas!! [and sorry, no it is not my nickname =0)] / “Chookas” is a theatrical term for Good Luck that my mum and her cronies in the [Australian] National Theatre Ballet & Opera company made up back in t…
Posted over 1 year – 1 comments

Does this explain where I get my urge to write from?

In researching my family tree on Ancestry.com / I discovered a skeleton with a ruffle and a name EVERY writer I know wished they had connection to! / So imagine my BUZZ and my grin when I was assured I was right! / This is the linage: / Alyssa Daune Gray (1963- ) ME / I’m the daughter of / Lorna Edith Smart (1928 – ) / who is the daughter of / Walter Middlemas Smart (1886 – 19…
Posted over 3 years – 12 comments

♥ slow dance ♥

Received: Friday, 11 March, 2011, 11:03:11 AM / I have read this and forwarded it before … and it’s back again. / Whether the girl is or is not with us still or even if she ever was, this message is / and it’s a great message and well worth continuing to circulate! / This is a poem written by a teenager with cancer in a New York Hospital. / It was sent by her medical doctor. She…
Posted almost 4 years – 6 comments

The Wynne Prize Debate - my opinion

The Wynne Prize – Is it OK to copy another painting? / The group Painters In Modern Times posed this question? in a forum for comment / re / Spot the difference … Boatmen Moored on the Shore of a Lake by Adam Pynacker, circa 1660 and (right) Proposal for Landscaped Cosmos by Sam Leach / This was mine / Dare I enter into the fray? / being the Host of :The Exceptional Ekphrasis Group&…
Posted almost 4 years – 2 comments