Hello, my name is Bridget Cameron.
Thank you for visiting and welcome to my blog. I do hope my blog inspires you.
I am a Mother of life, Lover, Artist, Counsellor, Teacher and Student. I believe in the power of words to change our world for the better. I love nature in all contexts and find myself playing with the meanings and delights that can be found in the everyday and the unseen.
I love expressing my feelings in beautiful ways and feel that writing poetry and music help me connect with other people and the world around me. I see beauty in nature, in people and love to document my discoveries through my poetry, photographs, paintings, fractal art, music and other writings.
I also love to help the environment too, and am an advocate for environmental awareness and change having acted as environmental spokeswoman at public events, and having articles, poems published in newspapers and journals. I have helped preserve ancient trees, instead of them been bulldozed to make a car park. I have prevented an unncecessary mariner from being built on a reef. I have saved and relocated native fish from impending death during drought…I am a member of the National Geographic Society, gold member of Bush for Life and Trees for life, have grown many trees, planted them, collected seeds, weeded feral weeds and clean up rubbish regularly from around creeks, water areas and ‘green areas’. I am a regularly photographic contributor to Birds SA.
Having qualifications in nursing and psychology/counselling, I am often called upon to help those in crises, to help direct and refocus lives, to help people get a grip on reality, to nurture people’s spirits, to help alleviate stress/anxiety, to help people with terminal illnesses and to guide people over to the other side.
I am also an advocate for people with disabilities of all kinds, having performed poetry for mental health week through MindShare, and having had my photos and poetry made into posters and calendars published by Commonwealth Department for Health and Family Services and Nican, to help de-stigmatize people with disabilities and to help celebrate International Day of people with disabilities and other campaigns. I have also run art classes for people with disabilities at the Box Factory Community Arts Centre.
I have performed live poetry/storytelling/visual projections at Festivals, schools, Book Week, Let’s read launch, libraries, community centres, exhibitions, have worked in education, creating programs for DECS ( Department of Education for Children Services) and have staged poetry/writing workshops for all ages. :).
My artworks are in many private collections around the globe, and my poetry, articles, photos and illustrations have been published in exhibitions, calendars, posters, books, journals, magazines, e-zines and websites worldwide.
I have read and performed my poetry in many countries, and have had multiple poetry/art exhibitions (fine art, digital art, photographic, poetry and projections) in South Australia: Nature Talk, Linked Realities, Celebration… and digital poetry/art exhibitions in Paris 2013 and New York Exposure Exhibition 2013/2014, PhotoCat exhibition, Amsterdam 2017/8.
I also love dancing and creating and playing my own compositions on the piano, and have a YouTube channel, Bridget Cameron: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBlzt55dkN96UWhJTDhkLPA of inspirational meditation and ‘naturally’ beautiful soul transporting music that will pamper your mind and soothe your body and spirit 🙂
You can also listen to my meditation music at Insight Timer: Bridget Cameron https://insighttimer.com/Fortuna?_branch_match_id=529888440831143971
Being creative is my ‘joie de vivre’. I love to have fun and to make others happy too :).
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT MY POETRY AND ART
“Bridget’s voice is distinctive with a clear positive message, which needs to be heard in this frail world of ours today.” John Cussadia, author of The Public Service, believe it or not, poet.
“Bridget Cameron’s Art is exquisite and amazing!” Kirsty Nicholls, Master of Nutrition Medicine, Australian College of Holistic Medicine.
“Bridget’s poetry and art are lovely and beautiful. She really has a Renaissance woman in her. ” Cathy De Wolf, artist.
“Bridget’s poetry acts as a catalyst to assist people to love themselves more and come from their own inner beauty, wisdom and truth of being.” Soluntra King, author of Light Body Awakening and Gateways to Unity.
“Reading Bridget’s poems and listening to her music is like drinking from a crystal clear mountain stream. The honesty and expressiveness is refreshing, and is truly a balm for the soul. I walk away better for the experience. Thank you for sharing with me.” Donna Hodge.
“Bridget Cameron’s grace and words are evident from the start. Her warmth, generosity and unique insight can refill your cup. Her powerful, forthright and courageous vision is inspirational.” Tully Barnett, Phd English Lit and Philosophy, Research Fellow and Lecturer, Flinders University.
“Oooh, wow, how magic your art. I love so much, love you my sister, amazing! thanks xoxo:)):))))) Sherry Farrant Nakalevu, Aboriginal Dancer/Activist.
”Bridget is an artist! What a wonderful gift from God she has! ” Swati Dave-Sharma, Doctor/Assistant Administrator, Endocrinology, New York, Presbyterian Hospital.
“I’m loving everything from painting to photograph to poems. You’re immensely talented I must say. ” Nekneeraj.
“Bridget’s photos of people have that rare quality of compassion, love, understanding and beauty, which is so touching and rare in this field.” Bianca Culya, Nican.
“Creativity engenders creativity and it is in this respect that I find Bridget’s work inspirational. She is a multi-talented artist, photographer, poet and author who is able to intertwine her skills to create images of beauty that leave a deep impression. You are truly natures gift, Bridget.” Eiry Rees Thomas, author of Flitwits series a Harwood Education and UN CC:Learn-accredited Climate Change Education Programme.
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“Bridget’s not just an author and illustrator, she is a storyteller and performer who really captivates and engages children. Bridget has a clear understanding of the interests in children and their delight in stories. The children really enjoyed her stories, illustrations and her presentation. Thanks.” Margaret Stockley, librarian/year 4/5 teacher.
” Just captivating! I loved Bridget’s wonderful stories and illustrations that she shared with the children. Here expression was beautiful, and the children were engaged and motivated. They loved her.” Kellie Spooner, year 2-4 teacher.
” Bridget is amazing! It was such a delight to have such a talented author/illustrator come into our school. Such high calibre incursions are rare! ” Norma Cruse, year 3/4/5 teacher.
” Bridget is a trailblazer! I am thrilled and inspired by Bridget’s stories, illustrations, poetry, dancing and the mandalas the children created!” Helene Komoll, reception/year 1 teacher.
” Bridget is so talented. She really knows what she is talking about, and there is so much depth to what she does.” Malcolm McNicoll, year 9-11 teacher.
” Your stories are the best stories I have ever heard!” William, aged 7
” You have great imagination inside your mind.” Hayley, aged 6
You’re a great artist. Your colours are so bright! Taite, aged 4
” I love the voices you use when you tell your stories.” Adam aged 5
” I loved your story, Amelia and Big Blue, best of all!” Conrad, aged 8
” I can’t wait to read your book, Thunder, and the Guardians of the Threshold!” Jason aged 13
-A Winner in the PhotoCat Schilt Publishing International Photographic Competition, Amsterdam, Holland 2017, and included in PhotoCat book and Exhibition, Amsterdam 2017/8.
-Winner of the Native Orchids of South Australia DVD cover competition 2011.
-Winner of Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board Photo competition 2010.
-Winner of the Brumbies Sandwich filler recipe National Competition 2010.
-Short-listed in the Art-for-a-new-age online International Art competition, 2000.
-Winner of the Nican Snap out of it, National Photographic Competition 1996, which saw my photographs and poems made into posters, calendars and in a National touring exhibition and my promotional material used in campaigns for people with disabilities for 3 years.
-Winner of the Kodoko Trophy, West Torrens Camera Club 1994
-Honorary Award C.G.F.N.S ( Nursing Graduates)
-Runner-up in the SA Flash Dance competition 1985
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From time to time, I will add something new to this blog, which I hope will inspire you, help you, make you think, or even laugh. Enjoy!
Thanks for visiting, blessings to you, and may your best dreams come true!
Bridget Cameron 🙂 ❤