Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lori Nix Photography

Lori Nix is a photographer who creates miniatures to shoot. I spotted Lori via the 500 Photographers blog and I just loved this one "The Library"- from a series of post apocolyptic scenes she created.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just a little joy I felt like painting....

I decided to warm things up a little with blogger's new designs- hence the new template and colours, but I also indulged myself in a little floral tribute to joy. Sometimes just squeezing the paint out of the tube and listening to the clinking sound of my brush in the water jar is enough to
give me a little thrill of joy.
A little bit of Spring in the middle of Winter. Happy Winter Solstice.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Australia's first female PM

Well, I know she wasn't voted in by the people (yet) and I know it was a fairly unpleasant way to gain power, but by golly she's a real woman, not a pretend man, and Julia Gillard is our first female Prime Minister!
I also know a lot of younger women couldn't care less, (which saddens me) but I care...deeply, and I always have, and I'm very very excited that this day has finally come... and I'm alive to see it.
Women are finally finally being allowed to lead this country. Of course she may stuff up- but hey- no worse than the men huh?
Congratulations to all those women who have worked for this for generations. You are spectacular.
The young ones may not get it, but I suppose that in a way that's the point isn't it? We almost want them to just expect this to happen, and to see it as no big deal?
I just wish they could appreciate what has gone before a wee bit more.
Yay for us!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Beautiful Byron Bay

My Lovely Ben whisked me away to Byron Bay for a few days so that we could take one last deep breath of sunshine and ocean goodness before plunging into what is shaping up to be a seriously old school Melbourne Winter...and it was divine.
Thank-you Ben.xoxo