Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Curious Little Visitor

We have had a curious little visitor in our garden this morning.
Whilst we sometimes see echidnas snuffling around at night time,
this is the first time we have seen one during the day 
- apart from on the side of the road after they have been hit by a car :(.
The temperatures are much milder today, which could explain
their daytime presence, as echidnas are not fond of extreme temperatures.
Echidna babies are called puggles.  
Should I get my hopes up of spying a puggle any time soon?

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere

It's a beautiful time of year in my part of the world.
The light is softer, the days are shorter and the temperature is just a little cooler.
Hope you are enjoying nice weather in your corner of the world.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

World War I - Mail Art Project

These are some little postcard sized artworks I have been working on as part of a mail art project centred on the centenary of World War I, organised by UK artist Theresa Easton entitled
WWI Trench & Folk Art.


For my part I have been investigating ways of showing how the war effected and interrupted the personal lives of ordinary people and how imperialism and geographical distance played a huge part in Australia's involvement in the conflict.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Print Exchange

My attentions have been diverted with the
organisation of the Personal Histories project
and I have been blatantly neglecting my own blog
and allowing it to gather cobwebs.

One of the myriad little projects I have been working on 
is a small print (7" x 5" - edition of 12) for the 
The theme this year is "Let this be a sign....".

I went the environmental route with my little
bird representing the proverbial canary in a coal mine
as a metaphor for how we are treating the environment 
and how this affects the other creatures on this planet.
The good news is - if you are a true optimist you
can turn this little print upside down and you 
will be able to revive the state of play
by bringing the bird back to life :)