Faded Fantasy

When wandering around Dunedin on 21 May 2018, I came across this rather faded looking mural on a wall facing the Scenic Circle Southern Cross Hotel carpark, just off High Street. It didn't make much sense to me and I found it a puzzling artwork. I did a search and found it was painted in... Continue Reading →

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Poetry of Place

In the first month of his landscape architecture degree at Lincoln University in 2000, Nigel was tasked with selecting a piece of New Zealand writing and using that as a basis for producing a mixed-media item using the Landscape School's latest scanner. He told me about all this yesterday after reading the Theme: Woven post... Continue Reading →

Giving and Receiving

This week has been a very unusual week for me. On Sunday I was one of four participants who spoke at an art gallery event in Dunedin about Colour. I called the talk 'My Colour Journey' and shared about me, colour, and my experience of blogging. My delivery fell well short of what I aspired... Continue Reading →

Whale Rider

On Monday when we were in Dunedin I asked Nigel to take me to the Otago Art Society Annual Exhibition. As always there was a wonderful variety of art on display but this was my favourite. This is a watercolour by Doug Hart simply called Whale Rider. ** Click on the photo to enlarge **... Continue Reading →

Colours of Coffee Flavours

Does my coffee taste musty/earthy or musty/dusty? Hopefully neither, there's lots of better options. Various fruit, nut, chocolate flavours and even maple syrup! Much better than skunky, cardboard, rubber, petroleum, ashy, acrid or meaty brothy. The poster shown below is hung as a framed print on the wall of Vanguard cafe at 329 Princes Street,... Continue Reading →

See The Sea

On Monday morning we tried a cafe that's new to us in Dunedin, the cafe by the hot salt water pool at St Clair. It was really lovely sitting right above the waves and watching the kelp swishing backwards and forwards with the tidal movement below, as we enjoyed our brunch. Here's a couple of... Continue Reading →

Pretty and Pink, Two’s Company

Yesterday I posted about a pink house in Eastbourne Street, Caversham that I spotted while we were driving down the street. There's another pink house directly across the road and together they make quite a statement. Here's a photo taken by Nigel that includes both houses (as well as me getting my photo). Eastbourne Street,... Continue Reading →

Pretty pink cottage with matching picket fence in Eastbourne Street, Caversham, South Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken by Liz 16 July 2018

A Good Yarn

This'll knock ya socks off! There's a very talented lady in Dunedin who hand dyes wool in various colours to resemble the plumage of New Zealand native birds. Her name is Loris Ives and I met her about a year ago when I wandered into The Potters' Co-operative shop at 14 Stuart Street on a... Continue Reading →

Container Ship at Port Chalmers

This afternoon at Port Chalmers in Dunedin we saw this heavily laden container ship in port. I've been fascinated by containers for years. So many containers, loaded with all sorts of goods, being dispatched all over the globe! Many years ago I worked in the office of a tannery in Auckland and part of my... Continue Reading →

Mining Crumble

I visited Dunedin Public Art Gallery on 22 June 2018 and learned about a New Zealand artist who is completely new to me (even though she is now around 80 yrs of age). Her name is Marilynn Webb ONZM, "a nationally and internationally renowned printmaker". "Since the 1960s Webb has used her work to engage... Continue Reading →

Titan Arum: Part Four

On the morning of 04 February, 2018 we again turned up at the Dunedin Botanic Garden glasshouse to view the titan arum or corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum). The three photos below are our final photos. See also:  Titan Arum:    Part One  |  Part Two | Part Three Photos taken by Nigel. Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin,... Continue Reading →

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