Archive for the ‘Weblinks’ 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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468. Swamp Monsters

August 20, 2011

January 2011, pen and pencil on paper.

This seemed to me to be a fitting image for the end of my art folio on this, The Amalgamation blog.

And we are out of here…

please visit me at my new blog, sunrise over swamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Reblog: NES and the Meaning of Life

July 6, 2011

NES and the Meaning of Life.

Great blog post. As someone who spent her childhood playing a ye olde NES back in the early 1990s, I love the way the author has drawn out life lessons from the games.

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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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Press This: Do Giant Inflatable Animals Increase Car Sales?

May 7, 2011

Do Giant Inflatable Animals Increase Car Sales?

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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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430. Pensive Or Something

February 17, 2011

Scribbler, January 2011.

Scribbler

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427. Rhododendron Gardens

February 3, 2011

2009 or 2010. Lomo LC-A+RL photograph on black & white film, scan from the negative.

This was taken at the National Rhododendron Gardens.

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425. Care Bears Piled On A Beanbag

January 29, 2011

2010, photo, Lomo LC-A+RL camera, scanned black and white film negative something or other (I have misplaced my detailed notes).

Care Bears toys, piled on a corduroy beanbag. A beautiful sight.

Lomography – more fun than photography, if you ask me!

LCA cameras

 

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424. Self Portrait

January 24, 2011

20 January 2011 – photo, Nikon D90, 50 mm lens

It’s been a while since I’ve taken any photos. Armed with a mirror and camera I thought I’d have a bit of fun on a sunny summer’s day… (Australia’s summer this time has been exceptionally wet, so any sunny day is an event worth noting!)

My singlet and shorts are new, bought from Supré. The hair colour (blue-black) is new too. And the belt is super cute, I bought it from Ozmosis. The singlet says “I ❤ Aus” on the front – Australia Day is coming up this week (26 January) and I don’t know about anyone else, but there’s definitely a sense that Aussies are becoming more patriotic these days. I see it as a positive. For a lot of us, we may be several generations Australian, and I see this movement as a way for young adults like me to say, yes, we acknowledge our various ancestries, but we are Aussie, this is who we are, it’s unique, it’s positive. Anyway, I’m rambling.

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Taking out the trash – Reshoot (via Advanced Mattematics)

January 20, 2011

The photos in the blog post linked below are portraits of me! Just saying… Consider this a shameless plug for my husband’s wordpress blog.

I had the rare opportunity for a second day in a row to redo the same shoot as yesterday, in the same light conditions, at the same time of day, at the same place, with the same person. After spending the afternoon with my friend Will from Red Sparrow Photography (check his Facebook page, also, at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Sparrow-Photography/) I wanted to have another go at taking these photos. I had a great time “talking shop” and felt … Read More

via Advanced Mattematics

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Is It Odd To Photograph Pylons? (via PurpleT Photography)

January 14, 2011

I was impressed with this blogger’s photography and philosophy. It’s worth a read!

Is It Odd To Photograph Pylons? Being someone who has environmental leanings, i have often found it rather disturbing that here in the UK, applications for wind turbines can be rejected with one of the main reasons being that people complain they will be able to see them. “I’ll be able to see them from my house!” “I’ll be able to see them on the hill over there, it’s just not right!” Yet mention to these same people that you can see the line of electricity pylons from their hou … Read More

via PurpleT Photography

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Hello!

October 19, 2010

Apologies to my regular readers for my recent absence. I have, as usual, been immersed not only in studies but in parenting (e.g., mopping-up after sick children) and, therefore, have not had as much time to write or draw as normal.

In other news, my husband has recently started blogging at Advanced Mattematics. I hope you check out his writings.

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My RedBubble Folio Cull

September 29, 2010

I am currently going through the surprisingly emotionally painful process of going through my art and t-shirt designs on RedBubble and deleting the least viewed / least favourited / least purchased designs. Hopefully the end result will be a higher quality folio.

I warned my redbubble contacts that I would be doing an art cull, asking them to favourite any of my designs they particularly like to stop me from deleting those particular designs. You don’t have to be an artist to have a redbubble account, by the way – if you like to look at good art, I encourage you to consider signing up for an account so you can see what different artists and designers are up to!

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Article: “An Equal-Opportunity Destroyer”

September 22, 2010

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/september/24.71.html

Extract:

“If you’ve heard the word porn in church recently, in a small group or from the pulpit, chances are you hardly blinked. Thanks to ministries like Promise Keepers and Operation Integrity, the research of sex addiction expert Patrick Carnes and neuroscientist William Struthers, and individuals courageous enough to admit they have a problem, American churches have squarely faced porn’s destructive and tragic effects. We know porn is highly addictive, and we have more tools than ever to break its stranglehold. Praise God.” Read More.

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Stuff

September 16, 2010

The week of attempted veganism is failing miserably (keeping in mind that I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian who has been successfully vegetarian since 1995). Yesterday alone I consumed dairy chocolate, fried egg and possibly inadvertently even ate a caterpillar or two after I found one in my Chinese mixed vegetables with tofu!

Today I also had two squares of chocolate and cheese in my dinner. And egg in last night’s leftovers. My gurgling stomach is, perhaps, my due punishment!

Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.

For a simple introduction to what on Earth I’m on about, have a look at the free downloadable PCRM Veg Starter Kit.

(I am studying vegetarianism, animal rights and environment for my upcoming dissertation, hence the sudden overflow of blog posts about the topic.)

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Captivating

September 14, 2010

Today I picked up an “old friend” of a book – John Eldredge and Stasi Eldredge’s Captivating (2005). I simply can’t recommend it enough. It is one of the (sadly) very few Christian women’s books that I have read, and re-read, and been transformed by.

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