Benjamin, who as far as I recall, is about 5-and-a-half years of age and with the assistance and supervision of his grandmother "Gem" follows various WP blogs including mine. He is very aware of who Greta Thunberg is and what she stands for. "Gem" emailed me yesterday about an excellent blog-post she and Benjamin had... Continue Reading →
This is a reblog, in its entirety, of "Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Wonder" by Tina Schell of Travels and Trifles. Tina posted this wonderful discussion about black and white photography on her blog 08 July, 2018.
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 →
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 →
Waterblast art on a concrete wall in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Nigel found and photographed this in early March 2018.
I found this lovely oil painting on display at Dunedin Public Art Gallery when I visited on Monday 21 May 2018. The girl is blowing on a dandelion seed-head in time-honoured fashion to determine whether she is loved or not. The painter is Carlo Eduardo Perugini and he was born in Naples but moved to... Continue Reading →
This Alice resides in Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. She appeared in my Reader this morning, posted by Joanne Koo on her blog Pot Gardening. Joanne tells me that Alice was bought from Chelsea Flower Show two years ago.
"Chasing Waterfalls" completed in January 2017 at 80 Bond Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. Its way down the end of a rough looking alley. Fantastic mural. "Quick collaboration piece" by Emmanuel Jarus and Caratoes according to the Dunedin Street Art website.
Girl mischief. Offense and defense. Pink paint. I love this panoramic mural tucked away in a little side alley at 106 Bond Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. The artist, Be free, is a Melbourne artist that has been working on the streets since 2010.
Larnach Castle (Dunedin, New Zealand) has various Alice in Wonderland elements displayed in the gardens surrounding the castle. We visited the gardens on Saturday and these photos are from an area where Alice stands on the lawn holding her flamingo.
After setting up my first ever blog (about exploring colour) and makng my first post I set out to explore other blogs and found this delightful urban mural in Paris and accompanying poem, the first “find” in my journey of exploration and discovery into colour. It made me very happy. Thank you deuxiemepeau
On dull days
when the sun
absconds from sky,
when grey grinds
gloom into gutters
and mothers utter
flutter to unfold
like umbrellas opening;
over concrete clutter
like candy to calm
In the midst
of the mundane
and the murky,
on the canvas of creation
like wings willing
to cut through clouds
and gain the grace
of the sun.
hold matter so magical
that ordinary moments
can become such
All words and photograph by Damien B. Donnelly
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