>The other day I was watching an episode of the TV series Torchwood. This is a spin-off from the long-running Doctor Who sci-fi series produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation in the UK. This series started way back in the ‘sixties, I think. I can remember watching the first episode when Doctor Who emerged from … More >Breathe Deeply and Swallow Life Whole
>I know my friend Ivy won’t mind my mentioning how inspirational she has been to me, even though she’s a very modest lady. She would see this not as promoting herself but paying homage to the Catholic God which was the centre of her being. Perhaps, in her own way, she’s helped me towards making … More >My friend Ivy – Inspiration in her ’90s
>Visiting the Dali exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria made me think about my own history with artwork, as I really glommed onto his surrealist approach when I saw a couple of his paintings in the National or Tate Galleries in London back in the early ’70s. What I never realised then was that, … More >My history with art
>I was very lucky to have time to visit the Asian Art Exhibition which is running concurrently with the Dali Exhibition. This was a collection of household wares – pottery, statues of deities, and so on – as well as of carvings, modern artwork and funerary items. I found it awe-inspiring to be in the … More >Asian Art Exhibition
>Yes, on Thursday I finally went into Melbourne to visit the Salvador Dali Exhibition which I’ve been threatening to do for ages. Luckily, I picked a day when it wasn’t pouring with rain, blowing a gale or various other sundry ghastly weather which seems to be par for the course down here in Victoria. It’s … More >Salvador Dali Art Exhibition
>This is far more serious, folks, part of saving Planet Earth and stopping cruelty to wombats. Here’s a pic and story from an article in one of our weekend newspapers: Some of you may be aware that I am currently on a bandwagon of supporting the Wombat Awareness Organisation in South Australia. Wombats are native … More >Saving Wombats – Please Help!
>I was born with invisible eyebrows – so fair that you can’t see them. So I’ve been pencilling in eyebrows since I was in my early ‘teens as a face without eyebrows looks really odd. In recent years I’ve had to wear my glasses to see what I’m doing with the pencil. I used a … More >And now for something completely different…..eyebrows!!!