Monday, 20 February 2012

Happy Birthday Nina Simone

'I think the rich will eventually have to cave in too, because the economic situation around the world is not gonna tolerate the United States being on top forever.'

Happy Birthday, Nina Simone.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Star Crossed Lovers

There's no deep-seated meaning behind today's post but I did go down to the beach for a swim which always leaves me a little reflective.

Amongst the millions of thoughts running through my head this afternoon, I got thinking back to a comparative study I once wrote about the different depictions of Romeo & Juliet in film and theatre. One thing that they all have in common is we are left with some pretty stills (and one painting) for me to post on my blog. I'd love to see a modern day adaption, its was the 90's when Baz Luhrmann's hit the silver screen, that's now considered vintage and also an indication I really am no longer a spring chicken.

Sunday, 12 February 2012


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So I went to Sydney for a night this weekend past. Doesn't seem like such a big deal when you live in Melbourne, but I must admit, I'm 2 months shy of 30 and have never seen the Opera House. True story.

The main agenda for the trip was to see the Picasso exhibition showing at the Art Gallery of NSW. It was well worth it! Rather than just showcasing his famous and complete works, it was like walking through a giant visual diary. Seeing how his style evolved, where he pushed boundaries that appeared to work, and even those that didn't work. I didn't study much Picasso in my later years of study (being in a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts did have some limitations), so a lot of my knowledge of the Spaniard is self-taught or vaugue memories from high school classes. It was refreshing to feel a bit like a student of the arts again. Inspiring too.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Victoria by Victoria Beckham

Not usually to my taste, both the clothes and the video by Quentin Jones were a surprise to my eyes this morning.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Eve Arnold

I was introduced to Eve Arnold in the early stages of me deciding that I wanted to become an artist (before that I wanted to be a mechanic, a journalist or work in IT?!). I was given a book of her retrospective photographs and to this day it still sits in pride of place on my bookshelf.

Sadly, she passed away just over a month ago.

You can see some more of her art here.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Support Handmade

Etsy Picks Feb 2012

My Etsy Favourites for February.
(These are intended to be shared in case they tickle your fancy. I won't get upset if you buy them.)
( Just a little green eyed.)

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Song About the Moon.


If you want to write a song about the moon

Walk along the craters of the afternoon
When the shadows are deep
And the light is alien
And gravity leaps like a knife off the pavement
And you want to write a song about the moon
You want to write a spiritual tune
Then nah nah nah
Song about the moon.
- Paul Simon

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Day 6

I've been knocked out for the past 20 hours with a migraine. In bed. Out of bed. And currently experiencing flashbacks of some very strange dreams I had last night.

So I visited Dr Google today who revealed something I did not know (he's a genius, that Dr Google!) - Lewis Carroll was a migraine sufferer, and the illness has been coined 'Alice in Wonderland syndrome'.

It kind of makes the 72 hours of feeling like I'm coming down from an acid trip just that tiny bit better.

On a side note, I have my photographic-mojo back. I think its time to reconsider taking on Project 365 again. The above photo is from my lacklustre first attempt 3 years ago. Keep checking my Flickr if you're keen to participate.