Wednesday, 23 July 2014

the artist that is ...

Nick Warfield, oh yes, regular readers may just start getting a bit tired of me throwing around this amazing human's name but quite frankly I just can't help it. Nick is an incredible artist who creates beautiful pieces of art using well, junk, this Bowerbird has bits of Nick's old car in it, amongst other great things like venetian blinds, a fan, a teapot and goodness knows what else. How cool is that. And not only does he make these stunning pieces out of rubbish, he creates characters every sculpture has an essence, a personality that is undeniable. And they are so perfectly proportioned it makes me weak at the knees. 
Nick was recently commissioned by our local council to create this wondrous 6ft tall Bowerbird (and the beautiful entranceway) for the newly named Bower House Community Reuse Centre, a.k.a our local tip. And as if you couldn't tell from the pictures but this bird is ridiculously amazing, I was honestly gobsmacked when I first saw it. Hope you love it as much as we all do. 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

far and few random bits

Sorry all, but what with building a home, parenting two wonderful humans, trying to be an awesome partner, entertaining loads of beautiful visitors (friends and family) and the general to and fro of life, these blog posts have unfortunately shuffled right back to the end of the queue. So here I will rely quite heavily on photos, sparse words, vague explanations and that's about it. There may be the odd post that delves deeper but  to be honest I don't think I can offer much else*. Don't worry, I will understand if you start yawning, drift away and no longer frequent this space. But for those who hang on, thank you, I will endeavour to be semi regular and will definitely continue posting house updates.

/ beautiful crisp early mornings
/ quiet moments of reflection
/ these three, such special friends
/ learning the alchemy of eco dyeing
/ winter festival, full of beautiful moments
/ dear friends visiting, such a treat, celebrating a 5th birthday
/ brother, sister, mother and father, such wonderful helpers, such delightful company
/ this gorgeous one, in love with this stunning new shirt, a gift from his Aunt Suriya.

* But then who knows, I may just pull some wit and enthusiasm out of thin air and continue blogging without so much as a bleep, basically I just put all that in as a disclaimer, namely to prevent unnecessary worry or ahh concern. xxx

Thursday, 3 July 2014


Lately I have had the great pleasure of photographing a few bands that have passed through our region. I really enjoy photographing gigs, I love capturing moments of pure energy in a performance, of drawing out the personality of the performers, of documenting a silent reflection of a time that is usually full of sound and vibrancy.