Vanessa Craven – Books, Postcards, Music, Art



Acoustic Sessions is the official web site for Vanessa Craven. It showcases her creative projects in music ,art and her recent books.

As a musician she is a solo artist, as well as plays with her bands Lunar Dust which was formed in 2010, and duo Sugar ‘n’ Spice who commenced their musical journey in 2015. Lake Mist came into being in 2022 and reflects the current mystical musical repertoire influenced by the beauty of Daylesford  and its changing seasons.The misty winters, rich colours of autumn, the newness of nature in spring and the heat of summer. The beautiful Wombat Forest and its plentiful wildlife.

The bands continue to play music regularly and are available for cafes, pubs, halls, art galleries and various venues, special occasions such as birthdays, house parties, corporate parties, and festivals, retirement villages and aged care facilities. Yes, the repertoire is wide!

Vanessa’s art work journeys through abstract and realistic realms.

Her photography captures moments in time, through mounted and framed photographs, calendars and cards.

Her writings and books weave through imaginative realms and back down to earth in their content.

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Under the Mop Top Tree





There is a whole life being lived in the pages of this book. Relationships – between family member and friends, and between lovers – are at its core, as too is the natural world of sky and trees and birds and the realms of experience which memory and loss open up for all of us. Grief at the passing of parents, as well as profound attachment to a loved pet, are registered alongside a joyous and often humorous sense of day to day living. A deeply felt concern for the victims of war and injustice is another thread woven through the poetry in Under the Mop Top Tree, the entirety of which is characterised by an open-hearted embrace of what it means to be alive in this complex and multi-horizoned age. Vanessa Craven has produced a collection of poems that will relate to the lives of a wide range of readers.
Ross Gillett


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Birds in my Tree

Front cover of Birds In My Tree bookMY OTHER BOOK

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