Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thrifted Tuesday - what children do

What Children Do is probably my favourite children's book. It was published in Melbourne in 1975 with the assistance of the Australian Government on the recommendation of the Australian National Advisory Committee for International Women's Year. It is simply written and presents a selection of black and white photographs to illustrate a typical day in the life of these three siblings living in Melbourne's inner city. The above street sign reads Greeves and Fitzroy. I am thinking some of you Aussies may have lived on, walked down or visited friends on one or both of these iconic streets at some time.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Light and Shade

I came across Mary Temples recent work on projections a couple of weeks ago on a newly discovered blog. I have been taking pictures of shadows for a while now and her work spurred me on to take some more and make up this post. The stark summer light has been creating some grand shadows that stretch or creep unhindered by passing cloud cover. As I was taking these pictures I was thinking about how ghostly some of the shadows were, especially those cast by the avenue of old Jacarandas around the corner. That road seems so alive in the mid day sun, up above and down below on the ground there is movement and light and shade, and then the sun moves and the shadow world begins to fade.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Gingham and ink

Meet Kip who was the inspiration for this freezer paper print. The badge was placed here by my daughter who thought the two made the perfect pair. If anyone knows how to keep cotton gingham from coming over all wrinkly after each wash I would appreciate your tips:)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sundays are always sunny

Sundays are precious and Sunday mornings are sacred. For me Sunday mornings are sunny and easy even in the deep of winter. There is mostly a slow breakfast which is mostly followed by lots of play and music. All week I have barely picked up my camera, thankfully Sunday never fails to woo me back behind the lens to snap at the small details I begin to notice thick and fast. Unfortunately just after taking this picture of my feet I cut my foot deeply on the old screen door. Maybe deep enough for stitches or glue, definitely deep enough for a shot of tetanus. Ouch!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thrifted Tuesday - frocks ahoy

Time to say goodbye to these vintage lovelies for now. My eldest daughter has grown out of them so it is time to carefully store them away until my youngest has grown big enough to wear them. There are some more pics here on Thrifted Tuesday.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Into the green

The sweet coolness of the day induced us to visit the Royal Botanical gardens this afternoon. So much colour and beauty is still to be seen there even at the end of this incredibly hot and dry summer. The Dahlias don't seem as plentiful this year. Seeing them again made me think about how time seems to have passed so quickly since I last photographed them in March 08. Still three more cool days ahead to frolic in:)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

dreaming of....

....woollen mittens and scarves. I have been remembering what it is like to have a cold nose, so cold that it drips even though you are feeling well. I have been thinking about the scalding sensation of hot tea when you gulp it down your cold throat. Here are some of the chilly wonderlands I have been visiting during this crazy heat: * ^ # x.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Little Pinks

Pink is a familiar theme at the moment. Be it our pink cheeks from the summers warmth or the hint of sunburn on our skins. The first two pictures in this series were taken today. The remaining three were taken during 2008~