Showing posts with label Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art. Show all posts

21 April, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 110 Bottle

This was part of the recent 'Sculptures by the Sea' art installation, between Tamarama and Bondi Beaches in Sydney. It was quite a large bottle, almost perched somewhat precariously within a crevasse along the cliff tops...

Sculptures By The Sea

Hoo roo for now...


20 April, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 109 Something you Drew

Ok... Heads up, I am NOT a drawer. I didnt even do very well drawing simple cell structures via a microscope when doing mu Masters!!! So, whislt this is NOT something I drew, it is a work of art that is someonelses drawing, and I think its a Boyd, I shall have to check...


Hoo roo for now...


06 February, 2008

30 days: day 9

Rebecca Cool - Ginger-Cat

Last night we battled the weather to get to the opening of Rebecca Cools' art exhibition 'Hop, Skip, Jump' at the Paddington Contemporary Gallery. This is our latest acquistion. To celebrate our purchase, and because now we are broke, we had dinner at Harry's Cafe de Wheels.

21 August, 2007

woman hood

library thing has let me down with a picture of my new book, however I did find this webpage which has a picture and a brief description of Woman Hood by Sally Osborne. The arrival of this book was quite timely. I grabbed hold of this sentence
Well, today, if you are young or old or in-between, I urge you to grab hold of some of those heart's desires and experience them.

and know that tomorrow will be a better day and that next week will be even better. It was a better day just getting this book. B had ordered it a few months back from Paddington Contemporary art gallery after I had seen the author being interviewed on Sunrise, and recognised the art work to be one of my favourite artists Rebecca Cool. RC depicts women/angels, with cats and birds, and children using vintage fabrics and paint. After seeing Sunrise the search was on, which led us to the Paddington Contemporary art gallery who'd had a showing of Rebecca Cool art, which had all sold, although I was lucky enough to score a Rebecca Cool doll, and an order for the Woman Hood book signed by RC and the author, although mine is not actually signed by the author as B was getting a bit impatient and the gallery was having difficulties getting in contact with the author. Never mind, mine says best wishes Rebecca Cool and I couldn't be happier.

I would also like to say thank you for all the best wishes from those who have commented in previous posts. I am not a great commentor on other blogs, made worse because B is the complete opposite. But your words have made a big difference, given me strength and confidence in the future.

20 June, 2007

would you look at this

Vicki now has a website, and isn't her art great? Vicki and B used to work together and became friends, and I am proud to say I am the owner of 'walking the dog' which you can view in the gallery on her website. The trees are collaged (not a word I know) and the man in the photo is B walking Macc (our dog). These last two aspects are my interpretation. But that's what art is all about isn't it?

There is a nice little story about how I came to own this picture, B had taken me to Vicki's exhibition at the glasshouse in the Botanic Gardens, he was supporting his friend and knew I would love her work. A lot of the artworks were sold but this was among those left and I loved it. I am a bit of a procrastinator and couldn't really justify buying art, what with a mortgage and me being the home financial nazi. Crazy really because we have a lot of art on the walls, I have a real weak spot for it. But I wasn't really expecting to be be buying art this particular day.

Anyways, B had a quiet word with Vicki that I didn't know about, and back at work made arrangements to divert his superannuation payments for a period of time to pay Vicki for the painting. This was particularly sneaky because it would not affect what was being banked from week to week. I was given the painting for my birthday that year, and I was sooooo surprised.