Monthly Archives: October 2012

Just a little more about the chickens

Instead of being indoors editioning prints on this perfect outdoors day, here I am, making a raven proof yard for the chickens. The pen is a Symphony to Bush Building, walking nary a metre to collect scrap materials . Building … Continue reading

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Lavender Lass and Fascinator Two hatch five chickens.

Here is our chook yard, or hen yard , as it is called in other necks of the woods. I made this etching nearly fifteen years ago, one of my first multiple plate etchings. (To save me from hours of … Continue reading

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The Fra Angelico Angel..On Kangarilla hill.

Oscar Dog walks past the blue iris. This iris was found a long time ago on a roadside. A year ago I drew this part of the garden. It became the main part of the painting, the Fra Angelico Angel … Continue reading

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Toad Hall Gallery, North Parade, Strathalbyn ,Sth Australia.

Last Saturday morning, I packed up the camels and went to Toad Hall , to give a talk about making etchings. It is just along the road from Owl House, where once lived Betty Westward, one of the kindest people … Continue reading

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Melbourne Part III, Mesopotamia, and Home on the Hill, Kangarilla Hill.

Glen took these pictures, of Don Quixote and Munch with their sheep friends. This post is mostly about Mesopotamia, as seen at my visit to the Melbourne museum. The link is the agrarian life of the Mesopotamians, how familiar it … Continue reading

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The Sydney Show, Art Expo, back to September for a moment.

Here we are at the Sydney Art Expo,  with clean shoes, brushed hair  and ironed hankys.  I realized I had written about the chocolate biscuits brought in by dear friends,  birds and geraniums I had seen,  but nothing about the … Continue reading

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To the tram, Melbourne, part 2

Leaving my perfect accommodation , going down the stairs , past the Innisfree poem by Yeats framed on the wall, I walk to the tram. Another big day out, to see the Napoleon exhibition, a knitting shop, the Hill of … Continue reading

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Photopolymer etching workshop at the Firestation

On the Overland last Friday, click clacking to Melbourne, to take a printmaking workshop at the Firestation. In my own single seat, hobbies arrayed, ones I can do while looking out of the window, not wanting to miss anything. The … Continue reading

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Along the street to the tram Dogs

Clearly not a dog, it is the Ginger literary cat, at his bin. The large sitting down dog is called Chilly. Chilly’s friend is Plato. Plato has quite a lot to say. This is Tilly, the border terrier. She has … Continue reading

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