Archive for the ‘Fizzy Musings’ Category

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Talk Like A Pirate Day – September 19

September 10, 2011

International Talk Like A Pirate Day Official Website

One o’ t’ finest holidays – well, celebration days – out thar be International Talk Like A Pirate Day. For t’ last few years I have sought t’ recognise Talk Like A Pirate Day. Join me!

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introducing my new blog

July 29, 2011

I am moving blogs!

My new blog is sunrise over swamps and will be, I hope, a fresh start and a new creative outlet.

Thank you to the amazing readers of The  Amalgamation who have visited me over the years. An extra-special thank you to those who followed me across from my blogger blog, A Humble Art Folio, which I started in 2006.

There will be some more posts to follow on The Amalgamation, but I hope that regular readers will join me at sunrise over swamps.

I hope that sunrise over swamps will provide a clean, easy to read format. I will continue uploading sketches from my art folio but will be ceasing the numbering system I’ve followed that saw me upload approximately 500 images from my sketch books.

There will be a few more art folio additions to The Amalgamation in the next couple of weeks, but after that I will be focusing my attention on the new adventure. My sincere gratitude to those who’ve supported me along the way!

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news

July 6, 2011

Hi, readers,

as I move into a new and different stage of my life, I am thinking it is time to start afresh.

I will soon be moving my blog as a part of this fresh start. More details will follow sometime in the near future.

I aim to create a cleaner, easier to read, and easier to maintain blog. I will continue to upload items from my sketchbook, and occasionally touch on other relevant topics.

I look forward to starting this new project – especially now with some extra time on my hands!

– fikalo

 

 

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News

June 13, 2011

Originally posted at http://www.redbubble.com/people/flokot/journal/7315455-june-2011-updates

Monday 13 June 2011

My life has been pretty hectic in recent months. However, approximately two weeks ago I managed to get a major monkey off my back (so to speak). The release from the burden of study has been incredible. Juggling parenting, my honours degree studies, and volunteer work has been incredibly exhausting. Along the way I effectively lost my social life, which for an extremely sociable sociology student equates to a living hell! It also meant no time to engage in creative pursuits.

The last fortnight has been an incredible and healing time: a chance to read some novels, write and draw. To catch up with old friends. To have visitors for the first time in maybe one or two years. To travel to the beach (yes, it is a very cold winter here but I love the wild solitude of the wintry Victorian beaches where the wind blows in from the Antarctic). To enjoy some live music, something I have not done in years. To take the time out to watch the clouds roll by, to watch the ladybird (beetle!) crawling along a blade of grass when I hung out the laundry to dry today, and to refresh myself spiritually.

As a result, I hope to soon upload some new writings and drawings to redbubble. I want to thank the customers over the last few months who bought stickers, gift cards and t-shirts. Every sale is greatly appreciated.

I’m not sure what the months to come will hold. I look forward to graduating, soon. And after that, who knows what might happen?

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Song Challenge 1: Jimmy – Tool

May 1, 2011

day 01 – your favourite song

I’m going to attempt this 30 day song challenge. Why? Because, right now, I’m avoiding more pressing and more important tasks. This looked like the perfect form of  procrastination.

Also, I just really, really love music.

Song Challenge

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Creative Writing

April 13, 2011

I have recently re-arranged my RedBubble profile and portfolio.  It is the primary location at which I post my creative writing. Here is a selected list of some of my short writings that have made it onto RedBubble.

Feel free to browse and read my work, and leave any comments there if you have a RedBubble account; or here, if you don’t. Or hit the facebook ‘Like’ button!

I am grateful for all support I have received for my RedBubble works since I first signed up in September 2008. I have even managed to sell a few t-shirts and art prints, for which I am very grateful.

Creative Writing Portfolio

I. He Left Me To Die Here – 1 of 3

The first of a three-part short story exploring something akin to the spiritual wilderness experience.

Convincing Myself: I Can Wait

Love and Torture Are the Same Thing

Waiting for a rescuer? Lonely. Again.

My Swamp; Or, a moment of paranoia

Stand Off? A lament on distance and separation

The Destruction of the Swamp

Dreamscapes: escaping from the crowd to the sea

And, for the sheer fun of it:

Poetic Musings: An Ode To Tofu

There are some definite recurring themes that seem to run through my writing. It has not been deliberate, but put together it would appear that I have something of a fixation on solitude, swamps, and spiritual journeys.

 

 

 

 

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Everyday Justice Blog

April 5, 2011

http://everydayjusticeeverydaychoices.wordpress.com/

I just wanted to share this link to the blog for one of the social justice ministries in my local church.

 

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