Since retiring some 10 years ago, I now have the time to enjoy creating my art in many varied forms. Though I’ve had no formal training in art other than high school, I have been passionate about it my whole life. I love to use many different mediums, challenging myself. I love to scrounge, beachcombe, finding treasures to recycle. My inspiration comes from nature, beaches, other artists, the vast ocean and my front yard. I found out about Warooka Bats for Will through following Ballara Retreat on Instagram. I felt it would be very fulfilling to help Will with his endevour to help others. He is such an inspiration to all and I wish him the very best in his journey. I wanted to create something useful with the bat I chose, something a little different, so I decided to create a recycled fishing rope vessel, using drift wood, washed seaglass and shells, including a quirky little poem that I found. My cricket stumps are a little boho / tribal in design, with hand-painted feathers, my handmade clay beads, shells and driftwood. I have thoroughly enjoyed creating my art with the beautifully prepared bat and stumps from Minlaton’s Leisure Options’ Willo Hub and look forward to the launch of Warooka Bats for Will.