Anthea Slade

Carlton North, Australia

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to...


An Old Cherokee Tale of Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’

The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’

I will be gone from RedBubble until 26 November 2013

My dear RedBubble Friends,

Just a quick note to let you know I will not be on RedBubble for the next six weeks until 23 November 2013 as I need to study for my law exam and complete a major essay. I need to focus on this. I cannot believe I am only six weeks away from finishing my first semester. I will miss you my friends but look forward to seeing your beautiful faces, art and writing when I return.

Much love,

Anthea xxx

Life Changing Presentations - The voices in my head and The dangers of 'Wilful Blindness' - Highly Recommended

Dear Friends,

I discovered these presentations on Ted Talks. They are powerful, moving and life changing. I hope you enjoy. The links work but I am not sure how to embed them properly. If anyone knows please let me know.

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A Radical Way of Thinking about Listening

“the difference between listening and pretending to listen, I discovered, is enormous. One is fluid, the other is rigid. One is alive, the other is stuffed. Eventually, I found a radical way of thinking about listening. Real Listening is a willingness to let the other person change you. When I am willing to let them change me, somethng happens that is more interesting than a pair of dueling monologues. Like so much of what I learned in the theater, this turned out to be how life works, too.’ Alan Alda – “Never Have Your Dog Stuffed” (Alda, 2006, p.160)…

I recently used this quote at the beginning of a presentation I made to the Board of Directors at the company that I work. My CEO asked me to send it to her and she placed it on the front page of the monthly Newsletter she stated it would

Remembering my Mother Joy Rose on Mothers Day

This is a precious photo of my mother and father on their Wedding Day. They were both 24 years old and it was a start of a beautiful 16 year marriage which resulted in in four Slade Children – Robert Slade, Sharon Slade, Anthea Slade and Jeremy Slade. My mother and father were equally yoked intellectually had the same IQ. They had a rare and magnificent chemistry and people would say that they sparkled and shone when they were together. This beautiful marriage was cut short by my fathers shock death from a cerebral haemorrhage when he was only 41.

This July, my mother turns 80 years old. She is such a strong, clarified, passionate woman who researches philosophy and politics on the internet and who is an avid reader and a powerful writer. I am always encouraging her to write her memoirs

My Banner Featured on Best of DIDLR 10 March 2013

Dear friends,…

On the 13-1-13 I discovered a drawing App on my new iPhone & iPad called DIDLR. Over the past 2 months I have created all my artwork (over 90) on this application. For someone who has always created artwork through traditional mediums exploring and learning to draw digitally has been a revelation. I feel as if I have been on a drawing Odyssey and while my creativity flows I will continue.

So when the DIDLR team had a contest asking us to rate this App and create a banner I was happy to oblige and I was chosen to be featured on Best of DIDLR Page :) Just thought I would share. I will return to my traditional art and I am beginning to miss it. But for now I am enjoying the colour and vibrancy and newness of the digital. It has been a surprising source of joy and comfort.


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