On Yer Trike

BIG trike, one of a number of works in Queens Park by Invercargill sculptor Frank Wells. Just as well its bolted to the pavement - its a monster and way too big for me... I couldn't resist hopping on and trying it out though! Queens Park, Invercargill. Southland, New Zealand Photos taken 01 Sept 2018... Continue Reading →

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Dark Soul. Taken by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018)

BW04: Beach Shell

Sharon Mann from the blog Make Art...Magic Happens has surely created magic with this drawing using tones of gray to produce a beautiful beach scene featuring a person's hand holding a mussel shell. This could easily be a New Zealand scene and I guess it could be many other places around the world too! From:              Gray Tones  ... Continue Reading →

BW03: Wonder by Tina Schell

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.

Maple Glen: Part One

Maple Glen is a beautiful 45-acre private garden in the rural countryside of Southland, about a 30-minute drive from where we live in Gore. Its a huge, multi-featured garden that's open all year and personally developed and maintained by the owners. Muriel Davison created the garden from a bare paddock and at their website she's... 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 →

Community Open Day

Yesterday I introduced you to a very bright and colourful community garden in South Invercargill that looks great any time of year. We saw a view that included the new community centre and shop where an 'Open Day' was taking place. I'd like to take you a bit closer to the action - its all... Continue Reading →

Rock Face (do you see the face?)  - Looks like an aristocratic man's face to me, in profile with nose toward the power pole. Lawyer's head? What do you see? Taken by Liz at Butchers Dam near Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand, Sat 02 June 2018.

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

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 →

Ned Kelly Re-visited

When I was in Dunedin on Monday 21 May I paid a short visit to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and looked at part of the 'World View' exhibition. Starting with 'Australia' I found that Ned Kelly was featured in two of the paintings on display, both by Sidney Nolan (Australian painter, 1917 - 1992).... Continue Reading →

Tea at Tapanui

Sunday 13 May. Dying to get out of foggy, grey, cloudy Gore;  decision at 2.20pm to drive to Tapanui hoping to find (a) Top Nosh still open and (b) warm, bright sunshine. Arrive Tapanui: Top Nosh still open [we were only in the nick of time] AND warm, bright sunshine So we sat down in... Continue Reading →

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