Archive for January, 2009

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Question #4 – Polyglots

January 30, 2009

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What languages can you speak?

Here’s the reader question of the day / week / month (whatever it happens to be)…

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Question #3 – Moooosic

January 28, 2009

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What kind of music do you listen to at the moment?

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Weedy Seadragon, 1998

January 27, 2009

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Missin’ the good ol’ days of $0.45 stamps. Here we are some 10 years later and they’re now $0.55. Now that’s inflation at work!

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Question #2 – Religion?

January 25, 2009

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What best describes your religious / spiritual orientation?

Here’s the reader question of the day / week / month (whatever it happens to be)…

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Question #1 – Colours

January 23, 2009

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What is your favourite colour and why?

Here’s the reader question of the day / week / month (whatever it happens to be)…

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Questioning My Readers

January 23, 2009

Simple concept really, I’d love to hear what my readers think. I get a lot of traffic at this blog and I’d like to find out who’s reading it. So, coming soon will be at least a few quizzes / questions. Feel free to leave an answer in the comments section. All views will be tolerated and it’s not meant to be a debate forum – I just want to hear what you think!

Access it at:

https://darthmaulmakesmesmile.wordpress.com/tag/questions/

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Australia Day, 1993, 45c

January 23, 2009

stampcollection2009-51Just a coincidence, I must admit, that the Australia Day stamp turned up here… I have them sitting in random order on my computer desktop!

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Philately (uh… stamp collecting) + Australia Day

January 23, 2009

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Ok, now I’m not currently what would be described as a stamp collector. Once in a while, though, an interesting stamp comes through and I add it to the collection that I started as an adolescent back in the mid 1990s. So, I still have the stamps, and keep them safe, but I’m in no real way active as a collector.

However, as I removed some stamps from their envelopes last night, I thought it would be nice to share some of them. They really are interesting. In keeping with the art theme of this blog, I think stamps represent great miniature artworks. In Australia, they often detail interesting aspects of the nation’s history, wildlife and culture. They are also an interesting way to get to know about countries around the world – and I have a few stamps from countries that no longer exist! Since I recently learnt the Ukrainian Cyrillic alphabet, and am learning the Russian alphabet too, I have finally been able to decipher the country names on a few mystery stamps in my collection (they’re mostly from Bulgaria!).

My preferred stamps have always been animal themed. I especially like Australian stamps, too. So, keep an eye out on here for the stamps that I’ll be posting (pun not intended)… There’ll probably be one a week for a while…

In the meantime, I’m taking a brief blogging holiday. January is a pretty busy month.

A big Happy Australia Day / Happy Survival Day to my fellow Aussies! It happens to be my wedding anniversary that day so it’s pretty busy for me… Oh, and happy Triple J Hottest 100 Day, too!

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317. Galahs

January 23, 2009

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Photograph, May 2008.

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Photo Prints for Sale

January 19, 2009
Copyright M. Lokot 2009

Copyright M. Lokot 2009

As I have mentioned before, my husband and I have a small range of photographs, art prints, greeting cards and t-shirts available for sale through the website RedBubble.Com. To view and purchase prints of our work, please visit the following bubblesites:

http://mattlokot.redbubble.com/works

http://flokot.redbubble.com/works

If you have a redbubble profile and want to visit our profiles, we can be found at:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/flokot

http://www.redbubble.com/people/mattlokot

Copyright F.Lokot 2008

Copyright F.Lokot 2008

Copyright M.Lokot 2009

Copyright M.Lokot 2009

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316. Farm Hills

January 19, 2009

20081102-artfolioflokot-2Oil pastel on canvas, 2008.

Inspired by my grandparents’ farm in Gippsland.

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315. Bridge

January 16, 2009

20081230-scanart-flokot-1Photograph, Nikon D40, December 2008.

Taken in Melbourne after a day of shopping. I took this while my husband drove the car…

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314. Girl

January 14, 2009

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Graphite pencil on paper, December 2008.

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313. Running Colt

January 12, 2009

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Pencil on paper, April 2008.

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312. Angels + Shepherds

January 9, 2009

20081102-artfolioflokot-7Hmmm I think I’ve posted this before. This is a December 2008 re-edit of a watercolour crayon sketch from a couple of Christmases ago. Inspired by the Biblical story of the angels announcing Christ’s birth to the shepherds.

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311. Girl Thing

January 7, 2009

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Graphite pencil on paper, December 2008.

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Happy New Year + Random Blog Stuff

January 5, 2009

Hey hey,

well, happy New Year to all my readers! Thanks for hanging around for the last couple of years (first on blogger.com and now, for the past 11 or so months, on wordpress.com).

I thought I’d start this year’s posting efforts with a most exciting* listing of statistics for the Amalgamation (as in, the blog you are reading right now).

*taking a highly subjective definition of “exciting,” I know!

I’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the regular readers whose thoughtful and friendly comments have contributed here!

Total views: 23,140

Busiest day: 683 — Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Posts: 304

Comments: 314

Categories: 18

Tags: 744

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The busiest day on this blog was 4 November 08, with the following appearing in the most searched terms that led people here:

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melbourne cup 2008 winners    145
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viewed melbourne cup winner breeding    3
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horse art    3
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The busiest month so far has been December 2008, with just over 5,000 views.

The most viewed posts are:
218. Pretty And Girly Giraffe 1,194 views
196. Red Horse 843 views
Melbourne Cup 2008 Winner – Viewed 806 views
The Amalgamation Home 682 views
249. Stallion Sketch 648 views
198. Christmas Inspired – Journey To Bethlehem 563 views
236. Self Portrait In Reflective Christmas Decoration 507 views
213. Chestnut Horse 487 views

Top Searches leading people here:
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Most Active Posts at the moment are:
213. Chestnut Horse 16 views
218. Pretty And Girly Giraffe 14 views
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236. Self Portrait In Reflective Christmas Decoration 8 views
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