Vale My Hero – Gough Whitlam, Prime Minister, Australia, 1972-1975

I’m doing a different kind of post to honour one of the giants of Australia’s parliamentary history who died yesterday so hopefully you’ll bear with me even though this Prime Minster is probably a complete unknown to you. Gough Whitlam, former Prime Minister of Australia from 1972-75, is one of my heroes.  He was a … More Vale My Hero – Gough Whitlam, Prime Minister, Australia, 1972-1975

Quatermass, Andromeda & The Whole Damned Sci-Fi Thing!

I created the above image from a photo my friend took of rocks at Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire, UK. It’s a place of amazing rock formations which I hadn’t known about until my friend posted her pics on her Facebook timeline. When I first started creating art I used only photos I’d taken myself, … More Quatermass, Andromeda & The Whole Damned Sci-Fi Thing!

Hissssing Sid!

Just thought I’d share a couple of pics our friends in Brisbane, Queensland, took of a carpet python they found making its home in their backyard. Carpet pythons are non-venomous and usually aren’t aggressive. I’ve had a close encounter with a 12ft carpet python when we lived halfway up a mountain in south-east Queensland and … More Hissssing Sid!

Cats’n’Spaces

I’m going through a fibromyalgia flare-up at present so taking things easy. Here are pics of our two white cats: Jezebel (Sweetie’s mother) who decided to curl up in an empty bowl on the table on the verandah outside of my study; and Sweetie who loves to curl up wherever there’s a space to be … More Cats’n’Spaces