Posts Tagged ‘visual journal’

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Long Day At Church

December 8, 2008

20081201-flokot-visualdiary-june08-3jun7Saturday 7 June 2008 – 8 pm-ish

Late at Church. My husband is rostered-on tonight, which means being here for 2 services. We’ve been here since 4pm. It’s great to see my friends but I admit I’m very tired! The sermon topic tonight is envy – I’m feeling very convicted! We’re hanging out in the Church cafe.

*Me, trying to not sleep.

*Daughter, colouring a horse book.

*Son, playing a mobile phone game.

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Super Cute Pre-Schooler Stick Figure

December 5, 2008

20081201-flokot-visualdiary-june08-2jun4Wednesday 4 June 2008 – 10.45 am

Feels like I’m running on empty all the time. It’s nice to just take a breather and draw pictures with my daughter. She draws the cutest stick figures. Here’s one just here…

I’ve got an exam tomorrow – I really must study some more.

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Chunky Me – Further Musings On Low Self Esteem

December 4, 2008

20081201-flokot-visualdiary-june08-1Tuesday 3 June 2008 – 11.05 am

Last year I got quite sick, and the medication they put me on caused sudden weight gain. (It has ‘wonderful’ side effects like weight gain, bone weakness, indigestion, heart burn, adrenal gland failure… it’s basically a last-resort drug to keep one’s body from collapsing – woo hoo.)

It’s pretty depressing to now be 2 sizes larger than a year ago. I used to be ‘skinny.’ Now I just feel fat.  😦

My favourite clothes don’t fit anymore. I feel even worse than normal when I look in the mirror. I’ve got to do something about this.

*Chunky me walking in the shops next to adverts for attractive women’s clothes.

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Sparrows + Doughnut

December 3, 2008

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Tuesday 3 June 2008 – 9.53 am

When shopping, I often find myself observing the birds that have become trapped in the shopping centre. I wonder if they’re happy here or if it is a prison.

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Local Park Hidden From One’s Mind

December 2, 2008

20080601-flokot-jun1footyovalSunday 1 June 2008 – 3.47 pm

First day of winter. We’re taking a walk around a massive parkland to give the cameras a spin. This place is just near our house – it backs onto our street. For some reason, I forget it’s here. And I think we scared off the teen boys on their bikes.

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Jealousy vs Self Esteem – The Showdown

December 1, 2008

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Saturday 31 May 2008 – 8.26 pm

Sometimes – well, most of the time – when I see popular and glamorous women, I find myself looking in the mirror and hating what I see. I wonder if anyone else I know feels like that? Time to fight the beauty myth!!

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Wild Donkeys

September 29, 2008

10.02 am – Thursday 29 May 2008

The world is full of amazing creatures. Just read the Bible – Job 39 – for a sense of their wonder. This was inspired by Job 39:5-8. I’m drawing from memory. There’s many species and subspecies of wild ass, onager, donkey, etc., each unique and with incredible endurance and swiftness of foot… or hoof.

Random extra information: on this passage of Scripture!

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Job 39

5 “Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied its ropes? 6 I gave it the wasteland as its home, the salt flats as its habitat. 7 It laughs at the commotion in the town; it does not hear a driver’s shout. 8 It ranges the hills for its pasture and searches for any green thing. (Today’s New International Version, from http://bible.crosswalk.com/.)

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From ICR’s Online Study Bible reference to Strong’s Concordance:

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arp , peh’-reh: or pereh (Jeremiah 2:24) {peh’-reh}; from 06500 in the secondary sense of running wild; the onager:–wild (ass).

Job 39:5
Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?

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Wikipedia on wild asses…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asinus

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4th Day Concepts

August 27, 2008

Thursday 29 May 2008 – 9.53 pm

Thinking about art concepts. Sometimes I get so full of ideas that it’s better if I sketch them roughly – using note paper and ball point pen.

Reading Genesis 1 – one of the chapters I’ve read more than any other in the Bible. This sketch is from verses 14-19 – the 4th day. Inspired by, that is.

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Impossible Mountains

August 25, 2008

Wednesday 28 May 2008 – 10.10 pm

Images inspired by my over-active dreams. I keep meaning to draw them. Here’s one conceptual outline from a dream I had in recent months. Concept “girl riding draught horse past impossible mountains.”

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Living Water

August 23, 2008

Wednesday 28 May 2008 – 10.02 pm

Contemplating the significance of water as a symbol of life in the Bible. There’s some rich truths bound to be discovered there

John 4:14…

…whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life… (NIV)

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Hippy Towns

August 22, 2008

Saturday 24 May 2008 – 2.20 pm

At a cafe in a different town from usual. It’s in the mountains near our house. I love coming here, it’s a fascinating hippy and New Age town. Admittedly it would be hard being a Christian here, but it is a beautiful place nonetheless!

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Herbicides And Sociology

August 20, 2008

Thursday, 15 May 2008 – 11.45am

Stuck at the shops while the neighbours coat their garden in herbicide. I don’t want to risk an allergic reaction. Oh well. I guess I can just sit in the coffee shop writing uni assignments – like every other 20-something here

– Me, attempting to analyse the social movements using cyberactivism

– My bored daughter

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Winter Youth Group Population

August 18, 2008

Friday 9 May 2008 – 5.30 pm

Sitting here at the local youth group registration desk. There’s hardly a person in sight. Strange how the numbers drop right down in winter. In summer we get around 700 kids, right now, there’s barely 10. I suppose they;re snug and warm at home.

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Beach Dreams

July 19, 2008

Tuesday 6 May 2008 2.57 pm

Trapped in the suburbs…

but thinking about the beach!

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A-Moo

July 14, 2008

Saturday 26 April 2008 approximately 1pm

Yesterday – took a trip to the country. The cows were feeling agitated at us snapping photos of them. So, when one cow sneezed, the other leapt into the air in fright.

P.S. Is it a-choo or a-moo?

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Knights In Urban Environments

July 12, 2008

Monday 22 April 2008 9.15 am

Yesterday, we went into the city to see an exhibition of mediaeval illuminated manuscripts. It was fun seeing all the people dressed up in costume – and the armoured knight whacking children with a foam sword.

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Inspiration

July 11, 2008

Tuesday 8 April 2008 approx 3.00 pm

Sigh! Feeling full of inspiration but something seems to get lost in the translation from my head to the finished product. 😦

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Washed Out Punk Fest

July 10, 2008

Saturday 29 March 2008 8.55 pm

Nothing like spending all day at a soggy music “festival” only to have it washed out an hour before your favourite band. 😦

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Punk Music Fest

July 9, 2008

Friday 28 March 2008 11.20 am

I’ve somehow managed to score a ticket to a punk / indie music fest tomorrow. Unfortunately I’d long since thrown out my black punk wardrobe from 10 years ago. Hmm… I’m probably going to look right out of place.

– me, t-shirt and high pants

– a non-conformist looking at me like I’m a freak

Hmm, time to buy some clothes?

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Rich People’s Beach

July 1, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

Sunday 23 March 2008 – 2.30 pm

In Brighton, on the beach. After growing up in the country, I find these suburban beaches quite foreign. They’re neat, controlled, covered in signs, full of rich people with pedigree dogs, and massive houses overlooking the bay.

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