Thursday, August 17, 2006


We went up to the most beautiful gardens on the weekend. Here are the pix - a bit tricked up. Just a bit.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

playing with stars

ha ha. this is looking a little patriotic for my liking (I cropped out the rest of what was looking too much like the Australian flag) - maybe I'll try it again in the daylight. I need more blue paint, maybe i'll go to the art shop today........

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


This was fun. I've always had trouble getting my head around negative space, and this helped. A bit disapointed with the finishing (my glueing technique - a finely honed kinder skill is in need of help) - but Sammy came to the rescue & has given me some ideas for improvement. One of the many practical uses for Martha Stewart magazines.

Monday, August 07, 2006

in a box

ooohhhh. This is my first try at self portrait challenge. I had fun. It was a liberating way to spend 20 minutes or so on a rainy monday.
My first thoughts were of a jack-in-the box (hence the face paint) but the pix turned out a bit more sombre than I expected.
Anyhoo- I quite liked the composition and clarity of this one.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Euterpe glanced her fingers o'er her lute
And lightly waked it to a cheerful strain
Then laid it by, and took the mellow flute
Whose softly flowing warble filled the plain;
It was a lay that roused the drooping soul,
And bade the tear of sorrow cease to flow;
From shady woods the nymphs enchanted stole,
while laughing cupids bent the silver bow
Fluttering like fays that flit in Luna's softened glow

from An Ode To Music
James G Percival
Euterpe (by the way) is the muse from greek mythology, for music.