Barbara has a background in nursing. As a nurse she was always able to detect the patients’ changing conditions through recognition of subtle energy.
When Barbara left nursing and opened up her art gallery, she started to produce hand-painted silk scarves. Barbara noticed peoples’ energy fields changed in colour as they were speaking about their emotions and how they felt when they had coloured silk on them.
Not long after Barbara found the Healing Touch Foundation (HTF). She was a guest lecturer at Deakin University Nursing Faculty undergraduates’ program.
Barbara discovered her healing talents through Colour Therapy (CT). So it made complete sense for her to step into this new role.
I was making silk scarves when I was encouraged by the HTF to develop my own course in Colour Therapy. I designed two CT drapes to support my work teaching energy therapists my newly discovered healing techniques. It was a natural progression moving from scarves to drapes which people could completely wrap themselves in.
I created two colour vibrations to support my work in teaching CT and for healers to use as tools in their treatments.
The Eco Work
Back in the 70’s I was a member of the Spinners and Weavers group and natural dying fraternity in Bendigo Victoria when I worked with a lot of natural dyes for spinning and weaving.
I heard India Flint speaking on ABC Radio National just prior to doing my Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts. She was interviewed about her new work eco printing and I realised I was on the same page as her ecologically and being eco aware. I researched the techniques and began to experiment to bring me to where I am now.
India Flint really developed the technique when researching her Master of Visual Arts. I was studying the Advanced Diploma at the time and was able to use some of the techniques in my fine arts work.
After that I developed my own techniques, taking my direction from nature and trusting my own intuition.
When living with the environment off the grid in an all solar independent dwelling, the environment becomes your teacher. You watch and observe the seasons, the trees, the animals, you develop a respect, an understanding and honouring of the environment and how to work creatively.