Archive for May, 2009

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349. Something Sketchy

May 29, 2009

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Watercolour pencil on paper, 2008.

Ok, I’m pretty sure this one is watercolour pencil. It was so long ago, I can’t quite remember it… Pencils dipped in water, rather than drawing then painting over them witha paintbrush.

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348. Striped Cat

May 27, 2009

20081230-scanart-flokot-5Watercolour pencil on paper, December 2008.

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Posta aerea Vaticana

May 26, 2009

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346. Trotting

May 25, 2009

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Felt tip marker on orange tinted paper, December 2008.

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345. Cutesy Horse Yellow Paper

May 24, 2009

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Pencil on yellow tinted paper, December 2008.

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344. Elephant Sketch

May 23, 2009

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Graphite pencil on paper, 2007.

One from the vaults – and something that’s not a horse!

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343. Purple And Green Star Horse

May 22, 2009

 

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Watercolour pencil and fine liner ink pen on medium tooth paper, 2007.

This is just a little thumbnail sketch. I was looking at different ways to represent cutesy horses – without turning it into a My Little Pony!

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342. Monster Clown

May 21, 2009

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341. Backyard Photo Blitz

May 20, 2009

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My mum tells me that this is called a swan plant.

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Some chalk art on the driveway, courtesy of the children.

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Air vents on the side of the house.

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A crack in the footpath.

Photography, April 2009.

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347. Grrrl

May 20, 2009

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Watercolour pastel on paper, December 2008.

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Animales prehistoricos

May 19, 2009

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340. Violet?

May 18, 2009

20090330-backyard11Photograph, March 30, 2009.

This cutie grows on my front doorstep.

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Keeping the Children Busy

May 17, 2009

A few snapshots from the April / Easter school holidays. I thought there might be something in this – “baby’s first SLR camera,” perhaps.

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Grandparents take note: invest in a Nintendo Wii and be amazed at how often the grandchildren visit.

20090405entertainingchildren3It’s my theory that every 4 year old is ready to learn how to operate a Digital SLR.

We’ll start her on the Nikon D40 before she graduates to the D90.

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This photo entertained me. For some reason certain members of my husband’s family decided to strain the sausages out of the goo mix,

which resulted in a gruesome looking series of photos.

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Go to a playground, hand a DSLR to a little kid, and enjoy the surprises that await when looking at the photos afterwards. Life is different when viewed from closer to the ground.

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339. Rainy Days

May 16, 2009

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(looking out from the front porch – oops, better go get the newspaper out of the letterbox)

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(another rainy day, this one photographed from the relative comfort of our loungeroom)

Photographs, April 2009.

After years of drought, it has been such a relief to see rain again! These photos were taken on various days during April 2009. I was so astounded to see wet weather that I felt compelled to take a photo.

The state of Victoria, which is in the south east of the Australian mainland, is naturally a wet, cool temperate area. However, years of various weather problems havemeant a terrble drought, not to mention heatwaves. There has been a lot of theories proposed as to the reason for the weather. My first guess is probably that the climate was devasted when, sometime in the the previous 200 years, the eucalyptus and tree fern rainforests were cut down to make way for farmland.

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338. It’s Autumn But It Looks Like Winter

May 15, 2009

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Nicaraguan Stamp

May 12, 2009

stampcollection2009-34I’m not entirely sure what is happening here… it’s a little morbid… It probably made it into my collection due to the fact there’s a horse on it.

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337. Red And Yellow Rose

May 11, 2009

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Photograph, April 2009.

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336. Pacific Black Ducks, Melbourne

May 8, 2009

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Photograph, April 2009.

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335. More And More Roses

May 5, 2009

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Photography, March 2009.

More beautiful Autumn roses in Melbourne.

Greeting cards and art prints.

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Asiatic Wild Horse, Poland

May 5, 2009

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This is a Polish stamp featuring a fairly rare species of equid (horse family), the Przewalski Horse.

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