Jessica Douglas - Artist / Speaker / Author

The Process of Progress - studies for a future me.

Jan 2023

The Process of Progress - studies for a future me. The concept of Progress is often aligned with an expected outcome, a goal. I love to think big and go for something beyond my current reach, but experience has taught me that focusing on the big...

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Growth is uncomfortable - and the ever present Imposter Syndrome

Jan 2023

This time last year I released my self-published book,  ‘Why Not Me? A Lifelong Journey of 1%’ers & Becoming A World Champion.’ It is cliche but oh so true, where did that time go? 2022 was spent finding a different side of me that a...

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Visiting the Brett Whiteley Studio and Seeing Jack Johnson

Dec 2022

2022 is nearly over and my end-of-year group exhibition with my Oxygen College Visual Arts Class was fantastic.  T’was so top-notch that Norm and I forgot to take any photos! I would like to thank all the people from my family and friends and...

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Art Student for a year and hanging up the bike in the meantime.

Nov 2022

This time last year I was winding up my book, editing and formatting all my 100,000 words, culling to around 92,000.  The end was close and my goal date was to publish by Christmas.  We hit the button on a draft on the 31st of December, ...

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Tea with Will

Mar 2022

That’s a wrap. "Tea with Will" 740 x 570 mm Coloured Pencil on 300gsm paper Lots of fun. Loads of learning. Drawing finished! Approx 20 hours total time.

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Jess Douglas book - Why not me?

Dec 2021

After I won my first World Championship, the concept was floated, to write a book about everything I had done and how I got to where I was.  I wasn't aware that people were genuinely interested in my story, and back in 2010, well I had anothe...

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Vic Winter tour - The final night on the Goulburn River, Gear Run down, day 6 & 7

Jul 2021

Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 6, Echuca to somewhere on the Goulburn River.   I had a great sleep last night, and finally, after 30 years of marriage, we had worked out if the option was there, to stay in a twin room and wake...

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Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 5, Bendigo to Echuca

Jul 2021

Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 5, Bendigo to Echuca   It never stopped raining overnight, and there was no sign of it abating either. I remember now as I recall that morning, hearing the sound of rain on the tin roof, lookin...

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Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 4, Daylesford to Bendigo

Jul 2021

Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 4, Daylesford to Bendigo Yesterday’s winds were hard but not impossible. Hard or difficult, or challenging, can be defined in so many ways. Was our ride challenging because we felt there was little re...

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Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 3, Skipton to Daylesford

Jul 2021

Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 3, Skipton to Daylesford We had been riding two days, and already we had made minor changes to the route each day to shave off time or distance to get to our destination before dark. Being early July, ...

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Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 2, Colac to Skipton

Jul 2021

Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 2, Colac to Skipton   The simple joys of riding quaint single lane country roads are what a cyclist lives for—encrusted with lichen that is free to grow due to the lack of traffic. Many of the...

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Cycling Tour in the Victoria Winter - Day 1, Geelong to Colac

Jul 2021

Our last cycling holiday finished on Friday 14th May; 14 days later, the state of Victoria went into its 4th lockdown since the beginning of the Covid pandemic.  Norm and I were relieved, to say the least, that we had managed to get away and...

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