Monday, December 14, 2009

Jaguar Mask Huichol

Jaguar Mask Huichol, originally uploaded by Teyacapan.

In a recent copy of a French edition of Marie Claire I came across the work of artist Isabelle Tibeault. She makes amazing animal masks that are nothing like the above. This morning I am looking at animal masks on the internet and wondering what one I would pick for my self to wear.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Over My Shoulder II

Over My Shoulder (II) from gracia & louise on Vimeo.

Shaky of hand, several weeks ago now, I took self and collaged book and sat in the domed reading room of the State Library. Once again, I invite you to turn the pages with me.

Eager for the old joys once more is 23 pages in length and features collage and pencil across reproduits par la glyptographie. There is a hare in le panorama detaille, and someone you may well know seeks an audience in the Vatican. A golden feline bears witness to a crime, a rabbit escapes the carving knife. The laboratory is no place for you, and death comes to us all. The principaux tableaues of the Musée Grévin serve as education.

Apologies to film and video makers the world over, and thank you Valery Gergiev and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5 In E Minor, Op. 64-3. Valse: Allegro Moderato).


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Made by hand

A few more handmade stuffies destined for Craft Victoria, the white ones for their White Christmas.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New stuffies

With two trips overseas on the cards (New Orleans this year, Tuscany next year), I have many Thelma's stuffies to make before I can hop on the plane. These are a few from a recent batch and most of these are headed for Craft Victoria.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bird sounds

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). I knew it wasn't the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.

I sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who I Googled on the internet. He told his editor, who told a reporter and the story ended up as an interview in the very same newspaper.

Here I've posted a short video made with the photo, the music and the score (composed by the birds).

Music made with Logic.

Video made with After Effects.

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire, originally uploaded by martinstreisand.

Moonlit tiger

Swing Time Thursday

Watching Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire this rainy afternoon.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Farewell Tasmania, Hello New Orleans

Last month we popped over to Tassie for a lovely visit.

This time next month we'll be in New Orleans.

We intend to go back to Tassie again and not leave it so long between visits. Loved catching up with friends and taking in the sights of Hobart. Planning next time to shop, shop, shop at Salamanca and catch up with the handsome black-nosed Rosco.

Monday, August 17, 2009


New Thelma's stuffies and hammer & daisy handmade creations have been made especially for Craft Victoria.

1926 Blabon Art Linoleum - Sunroom

1929 Opulent Crane Bathroom

1925 Karpen Sitting Room

1929 Modern Traditional Living Room

1928 Armstrong Linoleum - Ladies Home Journal

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


frolicsome, originally uploaded by Ben Kimball.

Whitetail in Snow

Whitetail in Snow, originally uploaded by Hard-Rain.

Missing the film fest

The Man Who Came With the Snow.

1992. Somewhere in the former Soviet Union. A man enters a lowlife bar. He sits and observes, not speaking.

Gradually, the silent presence of this stranger begins to disturb the other customers – thieves, prostitutes, lunatics and two very young children, a brother and sister selling pistachio nuts. When the bar closes, the man walks out into the freezing night towards a shocking revelation.

Wrestling with issues that plague the former Soviet Bloc nations, Makhmalbaf continues the pointed political commentary that saw him jailed as an activist, and made him one of the strongest cultural voices to emerge from Iran.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A clowder of cats

Cat Conspiracy, originally uploaded by Tjflex2.

Skethbook Stories

Awaiting warmer days

originally uploaded by Flora Douville.

Melbourne Interntional Film Festival is in full swing

Still Walking

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thank you Kylie

Thank you so much Kylie for your brilliant work which enabled me to fulfill my promise to Louise. Thanks for the beautiful tea cosy and neck warmer... and your work is absolutely brilliant!

signed, Mrs Weasley
xo, see my VEST!