Aphrodite's Rock - view from the trail.

It has been a couple of weeks since returning from Cyprus and the Made of Walking residency. This was a really unique residency to be a part of as it linked together many different aspects of my interests in walking, particularly on ideas related to mindfulness and creativity. It was a very valuable experience to […]

Sunrise in Neo Chorio

After waking up to an amazing sunrise, I set off early for the first of the Made of Walking workshops. This morning Stefan van Biesen and Annemie Mestdagh presented a workshop titled Wanderlust. Our small group ventured up the hill, finding a shady spot in the orchard. Stefan opened the conversation by talking about a tree that […]

Views of the Sea

Well – after an exceedingly long journey (even by Australian standards), I made it to Neo Chorio in Cyprus for Made of Walking. And now I am here. At the place where the sea gave birth to Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and sensuality. Over the past couple of months, I have immersed myself in […]

Earlier this year I made an ambitious claim about walking for at least 30 minutes a day and recording images from my walks. The project is titled #365walk and I am collecting images via my Instagram account in 2018. Incorporating regular walking into my creative practice has opened lots of different ways to imagine the […]

Journey to Lillehammer © Tracey M Benson

After several days stuck inside and working with screens, it was time to head out for an adventure. I was intrigued by Lillehammer as it seemed to be a very dramatic landscape from the pictures I have seen. Last year we got hooked on a TV show of the same name and it was a […]

Old river house at Drammenselva © Tracey M Benson

After a few days of screen work, writing and research, I really needed to connect with the river. https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/walking-along-drammenselva It was a good time to start collecting some sticks and stones for rune making. I also made friends with this beautiful tree. I also noticed many different kinds of mushrooms – didn’t dare to try […]

Barbican district in Plymouth © Tracey M Benson

One of the things I did early one morning was to take a stroll around the Barbican district – the old part of town, located close to the harbour. It is a very pretty place and I look lots of pictures 🙂