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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Unfolding: New Indian Textiles..



Our visit to the Fremantle Arts Centre on Monday was to see Unfolding: New Indian Textiles. The exhibition featuring 'saris, uncut cloth and street wear, examines the ways in which the traditional skills, motifs and production methods, developed over centuries, are evolving in light of international influences and modern technologies'. A veritable feast of exquisite colours and textures, materials so fine they were translucent. Saris are beautiful and look wonderful whatever shape or size a woman is but the draping of a sari looks a bit complicated. Following the basic steps here and with a bit of practice it could be doable :) Photos don't always do exhibitions like this full justice but I hope you enjoyed this splash of colour anyway. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...





Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fremantle ghosts..



Isn't it amazing how much spooky atmosphere can be created by using black and white. Yesterday we went to an exhibition held in what is rumoured to be the most haunted building in WA. The Fremantle Arts Centre's history is described to be 'as gothic as the building that houses it'! Built between 1861 and 1868 by convict labour it was originally called the 'Fremantle Lunatic Asylum' and later the 'Asylum for the Criminally Insane'. Many sad souls are said to roam here and it's possible, even probable that you wouldn't catch me visiting at night :) but as you can see under the blue WA winter sky it is a visually appealing building..


Anywhere that you enter through an arch is alright by moi :)


Okay, even in colour the shot below looks a little spooky.. if only Aimee had been with me she could have posed on the sofa, but there is a rumour that one of the ghosts likes redheads, so there's not much chance of getting her here :)


That's better.. nothing scary about sitting in the sun with coffee and muffins. What do you think of my new camera bag sitting on the table there, taking a bit of time getting used to it. How do you carry your camera gear around? Show you a bit of the exhibition tomorrow, it was incredibly beautiful. Have a good Tuesday, take care and stay safe..p.s. I've done it again, pressed the wrong button and instead of spam have removed all your lovely comments from last few posts, so sorry, idiot moi.. my brain will kick into action again any day now :)





Monday, August 3, 2015

Andrew Hem in Nick's Lane..



Love this whimsical work by Cambodian artist Andrew Hem in Nick's Lane painted during Public2015 in April this year.. above shot taken a while back when we had dinner in Chinatown. I was disappointed when we passed that way over the weekend to see that it had been defaced. So not cool, where's the respect!  Read Andrew Hem's story and see more of his fantastic work here. Hope you had/are having a fab weekend.. it's overs here in Perth, so happy Monday :) take care and stay safe.


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Baby it's cold outside..



Although our official winter period is June, July and August it's usually mid July before the colder weather really sets in.. that's if you call day time tops of 17/19C cold :) There's something intensely appealing after a long stressful day to sit somewhere cosy and warm and watch the rain pounding down on the pavement outside. We took time out on Thursday evening to celebrated P's birthday with ginormous banana sundaes at San Churro, the perfect comfort food.. recognize the redhead below :) Thank you so much for bearing with me through this time, although things will never be quite the same for our family, life continues to move forward. Happy weekend, take care and stay safe...


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Theme day.. Bicycle.. 'dreaming of the big surf'.



The only thing missing here is the surfboard that would normally be attached to this young surfer's bicycle, hair flying in the breeze as he gazed out to sea dreaming of the monster waves 277 kilometres down the coast at Margaret River, waves that had pro-surfers flying in from interstate and overseas, check them out, scary stuff.  Personally je préfère my cycling a bit more sedate, with the water where it should be.. on the horizon :) bonus bike bike stands in the bottom shot. Both not too old archive shots, the good news, I picked up my camera today for the first time since the accident, look forward to sharing. Happy new month, take care and stay safe..


Monday, July 27, 2015

Every 'dog' has it's day!



I'm working with archive shots here as I haven't picked up my camera since the accident two weeks ago.. thank you so much for all the love coming this way during this unbearably sad time, hugely appreciated. I'm hoping to get back to posting daily beginning with the CDP theme day on the 1st of August. In the meantime I've been keen to show you two murals by one of my favourite Perth artists Paul Deej who's talent you've seen here many times. The super cool mural above inspired by the 1992 American neo-noir black comedy Reservoir Dogs and below on the corner of Walcott & Learoyd St. in Mt. Lawley the Hollywood starlet Anne Shirley. There's a Deej mural in Fremantle that's high on my 'must capture' list! Hoping to catch up with what you've been up to over the next few nights.. take care and stay safe..




Thursday, July 23, 2015

In memory..



Today we lay to rest a very special woman, a young mum taken from her family too soon by the  cruelest twist of fate.. wrong place, wrong time.. life can be tragically random. Although nothing can replace a mother's love know your children will be surrounded by family who love them dearly both here in the city and in the country. RIP Miranda.. 
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