Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Loving love again.

Here's a drawing of Dave Mason from The Reels.

Been youtubing him like a fiend after seeing the band play last night, with Guy Blackman before them, and getting another one of those massive waves of excitement about being alive and loving people, and the ways they do the things, and the ways they explain to us they ways they do the things that they do.

Here's a video of him from 1982.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Regal and Doongy at the Same Time


This chap is present in a 17th nativity scene by Victor of Crete, which is my current favourite painting at the NGV. Look at his full body wig! This one is not as lustrous and black as the real thing.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Family festival and Grampians cake

It was Dad's 60th birthday last weekend. Dad and Mum came over from NZ for 6 days and the whole family went to the Grampians to celebrate. Sean, Caroline and I six timesed a recipe and made a marbled chocolate and almond Grampians cake with everyone on it.
Here is some trivia:
We used 18 eggs.
The Grampians ranges (known by Aboriginal people as Gariwerd) are 260km north west of Melbourne and are 1000 metres high.
All the people are edible.
Yep that is Belgian chocolate and the rubble and dirt is made of hazelnuts.
Mum gets embarrassed if she ever bumps into anyone she knows when she is wearing that sheepskin hat.

Here is a photo essay of the whole process.