Saturday, July 31, 2010

News in pictures - that's my kind of News!

A friend introduced me to this BBC News In Pictures site a few years ago.
I used to have it as my homepage when I worked an office job as it was a great way of keeping in touch with what was going on in the world. They always ask for photo contributions from anyone willing and one of mine was featured (number 3) a few years back. Have a look!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lismore, Louisiana

On our way home from Bangalow we took the scenic (educational) inland route through Lismore, Nimbin and Murwillimbah. We were heading out of Lismore, dissapointed by the apparent lack of coffee spots when we came accross Blue Tongue cafe. It was a fantastic place and reminded us of New Orleans, Louisiana - ecclectic, perhaps a little tired and worn, but warm and homely and I'm pretty sure it had the obligatory friendly, kind-of-creepy, grey cat. Attention to detail included perfectly preserved dead butterflies in the front window, newspaper to steady the table and wild jungle out the back. Be sure to stop there next time you're visiting. It's on the way out of town opposite a mechanics shop. Delightful!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lichen on a country fence of...

A cottage in the hills of Bangalow where we enjoyed a few days by the fire. fence-in-bangalow

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Somewhere to start

Not so long ago I got together with some good friends of mine - Kim and Catie and some paints, pencils and paper, but I find it is difficult to be creative on demand. Moments of inspiration seem to often come in the midst of madness don't you find? Stuck for somewhere to start I cut a section of text from a newspaper, circled a few words I liked, blanked the others out and proceeded to draw what the words described. A fun way to start. I will try this again sometime I think.