I would not dare to call myself a true Melbournian as yet; however, moving to this great city to obtain a graduate degree was one of the most memorable, motivating, and happy experiences of my life.
One important question that we asked ourselves, when we set out to design the Magic Diary project was if our goal was to just build bridges across the globe through storytelling. That was the main agenda alright, but that could not be the overarching mission. It was only means to an end. We wanted to spread … Continue reading It is not how much we get, but how willingly we give that will change the world…
Her mind never stops, her world view is that of an inquisitive child. Creativity is her birthright she says. An artist at the core of her heart, she is like a gurgling brook dancing its way down a mountain path, carrying its offering to the river in grateful mirth ---a picture of serene joy and … Continue reading We suspect Elin Babcock, from Oregon, USA, may not be who she says she is…She is a fairy godmother is disguise
For every movement to thrive there needs to be at least one visionary and one go-getter, who keeps the team bubbling with hope and positive energy. Lorinna Hastings from Australia has been that essential spark, a live-wire, and a cheerleader, who never let go of her faith that there is magic inside us and that … Continue reading Artist-writer Lorrina Hastings fought cancer and gave Magic Diary the gift of hope
An incredible moment for all of us at the Magic Diary family! A humble initiative that started with a group of writing enthusiasts, wanting to contribute to an anthology of short stories, is gaining momentum and transforming into a movement, before our very eyes -- the magic of this project unfolding itself in unbelievable ways... … Continue reading Our newspaper coverage in faraway France; thanks to author James Vance
14 Dec 2015, we had to respond to a mail that we received from a certain James R. Vance from France. We had no idea then how that moment would change the course of our project forever, catapulting our humble amateurish dream to create a global family of storytellers into a movement… “Hi Jaya, I have received … Continue reading How the arrival of the novelist, James R. Vance, transformed our dream to a movement
Pat Southern-Pearce is not just anybody. A product of Burnley & Leeds Schools of Art, Pat had been associated with the University of Cumbria as its faculty for many years, and is recognized as an eminently illustrious artist of her time. She is also one of the magical connections that were to radically transform … Continue reading How the brilliant artist, Pat Southern-Pearce, turned the fate of the Magic Diary