Monday, June 30, 2008

Shirtheads on Red Bubble

Check out me being interviewed by Canaan on Red Bubble here.
A bit of fun.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Cold cold cold

I do love living in Melbourne, I do, it's just that about now every year- Winter Solstice- I get jack of it. I crave sun, warmth and beach. Sigh.
But still there is something quite lovely about snuggling into flannelette sheets (with 2 doonas on top) and reading a book in front of the gas heater with a glass of red wine (the bottle having been placed in front of afore mentioned heater for at least 30 minute prior in order to reach a drinkable temperature).
Of course it doesn't help when your so called friends and family send you postcards from either;
a) scuba diving holidays in Vietnam, or
b) relaxing beach holidays in the Dutch Caribbean...not even the plain normal, garden variety Caribbean.
or C) my own Mother in Darwin enjoying a bayside drink in a sleeveless top- as if it's warm or something.
I know they think they're being kind- well, I think they are being kind.....
No but seriously guys- keep 'em coming, I can take it.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Winter garden

Who says you can't grow much in Winter? Here are my beautiful violets, which I plan to use in an experimental attempt at natural dyeing, and my delicious broccolis, which I plan to just eat.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Slide viewer

As you know from previous posts I'm in the middle of digitising some old family slides and have been loving seeing them again, but now I also have a fab "Hanorama" slide viewer thanks to Ben and his keen op-shopping eye. Despite having them digitised I still get a kick out of looking at the lovely old original slides too. There's something a bit magical about looking through a slide viewer- kind of like Alice peeking through the teeny tiny doorway to see the beautiful little garden beyond. And how gorgeous is the box design!?
Lefty quite likes it too.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Amazingly I didn't win the $5000- but here's my final collage in the series, it's called "Flourish".
I am quite pleased to say that I did pick the winner though- an amazing artist who had created wooden light boxes with 2 or 3 layers of digitally printed street scenes (photographs) on glass inside them. His name is Perran Costi and you can see a not so great photo of his work at the Brunswick St Gallery website.