Tools & Talismans #65 Pia Jane Bijkerk

I write almost every day in my journal. It is where I share my all: My emotions, my stories, my ideas, dreams, and experiences. Writing is my lifeline, I rarely go anywhere without my pen and notebook. And nature is my muse. I collect fallen branches, leaves, or flowers as I walk, particularly if I recognize it to be an Australian native as I’m wanting to learn and connect more with the Indigenous heritage of my surroundings. Being by the ocean is a place I feel the most grounded, so my home has piles of shells on almost every surface, especially on my desk and beside my bed, where I do most of my writing. And a few pieces of dark, fair trade chocolate are always on hand when I’m in my creative headspace to spark my sense of delight and joy.

Pia Jane Bijkerk • Visual Storyteller.