Thursday, January 26, 2012

Odd photo

This photo is posted for no other reason than it is a quirky accident. It reminds me that beauty can be found in the unexpected. I was taking photos on the farm of reflections. I took this one looking into the trough with the slime at the bottom. But it wasn't till I looked at the photos later on the computer, that I saw the ballcock that looked like a sun. Although it must have been obvious at the time I took the photo. Just often only see what you expect to see.

Recycled deck-chairs@twist

There has been a lack of blogging lately due to 'dodgy' Internet connections. Rural living has its pitfalls. Although I would have to say I have been pushed to the limit waiting for things to load has reminded me how much of an instant gratification world we have become and how patience, the ability to observe and empathise are becoming a lost art. ANYWAY... I have been buying old deckchairs from the hospice and other junk shops and using test pots to vent my feelings on things. This chair is very comfy and is called the 'I AM so over you chair'. (Inspired by 'discussions' with my teenage daughter). All the chairs start with the 'I AM' statement. If you are not from New Zealand you may not get the reference to Colin McCahon's 'I AM' paintings. Do google his work. It is very cool. I have a series of these chairs on the go...for no other purpose than a bit of fun! (and to send 'snaky' messages.)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Very blessed

I feel very blessed to live up in the ranges on the edge of the national park. It is peaceful and the bird life is amazing. Something interesting is always happening in nature. Down the road is a great beach that the dog loves walking on, the kids can have adventures and make constructions, skim rocks....and when I get the courage I will take my horse down for a ride! I am so blessed to live in such a beautiful place.


This is one of a series of creatures I have been experimenting,dogs, rats, cats. They are appearing on posts all around the farm...hiding in gardens. Silently watching the farm comings and goings. Like little guardians. The heads are like a bowl so a small tea light candle can go inside at night. I have started experimenting more with combining glazes and wiping glazes back and layering.