Monday, January 31, 2011

Big Day Out

If I didn't believe in karma before well i definitely do now. It just so happened that a few weeks ago my partner and I were going to go see Cat Power as our Christmas present to each other and I couldn't wait.  Then that night our daughter wouldn't go to sleep and we ended up giving the tickets away at the last minute to some friends.

Then somehow the cosmos took pity on us and we managed to score some tickets to the Big Day Out at the last minute!  We saw Iggy and the Stooges, Primal Scream and my favourite of the night Grinderman.  So lets just say if you put good things out there to other people its sure to come back to you at some stage!

Here were my favourite tracks of the night (obviously not from the big day out!):

Iggy Pop - I wanna be your dog

Grinderman - Honey Bee

Exhibitions: Ballet Russes and Space Invaders

(image source: NGA)
I went to see the Ballet Russes and Space Invaders exhibitions at the NGA when I was back in Canberra over Xmas. Both were really inspiring and it was great to go back to the gallery. It has completely changed since last time I was there - was really strange considering we used to be there everyweek at art school. Definitely both worth a visit.  

(Image Source: scanned flyer from exhibition)

Here are two images from postcards I bought for the Ballet Russes exhibition - they are both sketches of costumes which I think was my favourite part of the exhibition.

(image source: scanned postcard from exhibition)
Leon Bakst
"Dione" plate 73

(Image Source: uploaded by myself from postcard)

George Barbier
"Nijinsky as the Golden Slave and Rubenstein as Zoebeide in Scheherazade"

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Crochet Owl

One of the many things I have been meaning to post about but haven't had a chance lately.  My sister Emma has started doing crochet and i know this technique has a name but i can't remember it!  I love this owl it's gorgeous and wanted to share it with everyone - she is so clever we are complete opposites artistically - she can follow patterns and learn things like this so easily i would never be able to have the patience to figure it out!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Inspiration - Roald Dahl & Mary Shelley

This year I am going to try and read more books - especially for inspiration and ideas and this is what I am starting with!

I used to love Roald Dahl when I was a kid - from memory it was so bizarre and magical. I have never read Frankenstein but have always wanted too. I have decided to go through all the Penguin classics as well as a starting point to expand my library. Mainly I would just like to get my hands on a set of these hardcover editions with the covers designed by 
Image Source
Coralie Bickford-Smith!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Goode Family

Now I have to admit I am a huge fan of Mike Judge - especially King of the Hill (I think I have watched seasons 1-6 about 7 times and I still laugh at different things!) so I might be a bit biased but I actually really love his new series the Goode Family.

The show was canned after the first season and never really given a chance but there was huge potential there.  Am currently watching the episodes on Youtube as they might not even release it on DVD! Shame on you people and shame on you for not releasing Season 7 of King of the Hill!!!!

Anyway - I would like to put the word out there that it is worth a watch so it doesn't just go off into the abyss of cyberspace.

Above is the first part of the pilot episode but the whole series is on Youtube. Admittedly you have to get to know the characters but have just finished episodes 5 & 6 and they were hilarious.

Hope everyone had a good new years!