Category Archives: art

Places I’d like to see

Yet another jigsaw adventure, this time to the Writer’s Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland:

Strange, quirky buildings like this one are like a cattle prod to my imagination. I start wondering who built the building, in that spot to that style. And why. Was the quirkiness deliberate, or an accident dictated by the location?

And then, of course, I start day dreaming about the inside and how the original inhabitants may have lived…

Oddly enough the one thing I’m not curious about is the building’s current purpose. I mean, really…a museum for writers? What would it contain? Cabinets full of quills, pens and ink? Illegible, hand-written first drafts?

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Anyway, another beautiful building thanks to my jigsaw hobby. Now if only I were rich enough to visit it in the flesh. I could quite see myself as a globe-trotting old lady, maybe with my own Lear jet…

 

Every girl should have a little black number in the garage. 😉

Meeks


Beauty on a Sunday

I’ve been working in Corel all morning and decided to take a break by doing a jigsaw puzzle [on jigsawplanet.com]. The pic above is the the finished puzzle.

That glorious, circular stair captivated me so much, I went looking for more information. The photo was taken by a New York photographer/travel writer by the name of Vivienne Gucwa. Click the link to see her website – NY Through the Lens. It’s well worth a visit. I definitely enjoyed it. 😀

As for the actual staircase, it’s somewhere in the Museum of Gustav Moreau in Paris. This is a view down through the spiral:

 

Makes me want to hop on a plane and go see it for myself. -sigh-

And here’s the link to the Flickr account  on which I found the pic.

Okay, back to work. I hope you’re all having a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

cheers

Meeks

 

 

 


Bas relief sculpture via FlowArt Station

I’ve reblogged some amazing, and utterly innovative, art via Flow Art Station before, but this technique is truly special.  This is one of my favourites:

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Check out the rest at:

Interior Bas-Relief Sculptures of Peacocks and Lush Florals by Goga Tandashvili

Happy Monday,

Meeks

 


Surreal Ink Drawings

I’ve always loved black and white line drawings, but these ones are simply mind boggling. Enjoy!

ALK3R

Ben Tolman is an illustrator based in Washington DC who already exhibited his work at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, among others.

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Awesome NZ police video

I stumbled on this hilarious recruitment video via Twitter today – thank you Twitteratti! It made me laugh and feel good. Hope you enjoy it too. 🙂

cheers

Meeks


The Golden Hour just as a storm breaks

Sometimes I get lucky. I caught these photos on my phone a couple of hours ago, just as the storm that’s been threatening finally broke. The weird light you get with storms combined with the Golden Hour and for a few seconds, no more than that, my garden lit up.

The last one is a close-up of a section from the previous photo. An eerie trick of the light makes the tree trunks look as if they really are on fire. And all the photos are of gum trees – khaki green and brown.

This is not the first time I’ve seen the Golden Hour from my deck, but it is the most spectacular. Makes me realise how inadequate words are when compared to this glory.

cheers

Meeks

 


Beautiful photos of decaying buildings

I blame Esme-‘pon-Cloud for this post. She sent me a link to the most amazing photos. If you like wandering through ruins, trying to imagine what they might have looked like, you will love these pics!

Decadence in Decay - These spots are the best, lots of decay and everything left behind. Urbex gold !

I particularly love the ones where the buildings have lost their roofs and nature has marched straight in. It feels so right.

Click the photo above to be taken to the entire set. Be warned though, once you start, it’ll be very hard to stop. :p

Happy Sunday!

Meeks

 


Vibrant Mushroom Arrangements Photographed

I’ve always loved beautiful things, but these photographs of /mushrooms/ are so lovely and so unusual, they literally made my jaw drop.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Have a wonder Sunday, Australia.
cheers
Meeks

ALK3R

Artist and educator Jill Bliss lives on a small island in the Salish Sea, an intricate network of coastal waterways that stretches from British Columbia to the Pacific Northwest.

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Botanic art – the Beckler Project

I’ve been a fan of Anne Lawson’s work for a long time now – I’m the proud owner of one of her garlics – but I didn’t realise that the work she and her colleagues do is real ‘citizen scientist’ stuff that will help in the longitudinal study of Australia native plants in the Minindee area. The following is a small snippet from her post:

‘If you have been following my blog for a while you will remember the annual trips that the Fella and I make up to Menindee, a little country town about an hour out of Broken Hill. If you are new to the blog, or have forgotten let me briefly explain.

I am part of a group of botanic artists who go up to the semi-arid area of Outback New South Wales to collect and paint the plants that were found on the Burke and Wills Expedition of 1860. Dr Hermann Beckler was the collector as well as the doctor on the Expedition. Our Project began in 2010, and the Fella and I have gone up since 2011.’

You can follow the link below to read more about the project and admire some of Anne’s work:

https://annelawson.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/an-update-on-the-becklers-botanical-bounty-project/

cheers

Meeks

 


Architecture – underground [update!]

Apologies – for some reason, comments were turned off on this post. Slip of the finger perhaps. 😦 Anyway, comments are now back on and thank you for the likes.

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Ever since the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009, I’ve daydreamed about building an underground house that would be naturally protected from the ravages of fire. This stunning house in Greece would need some additional work to make it fire proof but the design is so beautiful I couldn’t resist featuring it:

The interiors are designed so that natural ventilation and clever use of shade mean there is no need for air-conditioning, even in the height of summer:

This I like. I’m less enamoured of the stark white interior design. There is nothing cosy about it, and as so often happens with many modern designs, it only looks good when everything is just so, ticketty boo. Perfect to look at but not to live in.

You can find the complete article and all the pictures at:

http://newatlas.com/lassa-villa-ypsilon/49801/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=d6b90786de-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-d6b90786de-92416841

Off to lunch with my sister-in-law. 🙂

Meeks


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