Friday, March 21, 2014

GATE-CRASHING Oma's 'Hue's of Oz' Party... yep, you heard, kicking down that door...

OK, this may seem a little strange, but one of my favourite people in blogdom is having a party today, and like others I was given a perfectly sparkly invite, so yep, dusted off my sidebar & showed my allegiance and told others 'see ya there dude' I gussied myself up, checked who else was going, plucked my eyebrows, chucked on a bit of lippy & dark eyeliner (twice, I stuffed my eyeliner totally first try) you see I don't get asked out often, so when Oma says 'Let's Party' well I must admit, I get excited, I don't even eat that day, well maybe a nibble on a little dry wholemeal toast, but, as to S Q U E E Z E into my black wiggle dress, ebony net stockings & dark as coal killer stilettos mmm, well a dude (in this case a dudette) has to give up something (not just food to get in that dress, actually I am giving up a canvas to a random winner who leaves a comment below) YES that's how much I want/NEED to sip rainbow cocktails in the land of Oz with all the people that actually ANSWERED their invites...

So... enjoying 'colourful' conversation and being tickled pink by mingling with the tantalising tit bits (sorry, does that sound rude?) that party goers will generously show & share, along with grabbing a sausage or two on my way around after downing a Orange Gin Fizz & Lime Mojito, mmmm so many colours... Well, let's just make believe (it is Oz after all) that I accepted the invite (I MEANT TOO) and just didn't rudely bash down that door or split the butt of my wiggle dress climbing through the window (I KNEW I shouldn't have nibbled that toast... OK? I BOUGHT PRESENTS, COME ONNNNN! and BTW... fave colour, well, that may have to be black, the one that absorbs all those others (whether in cocktail form or not)!

ALSO... Mr Randomiser reached his long slender hand into all the names that commented on my post for Holly's Vampire Soiree & came out with (queue disco music please) EMMA from Little Gothic Horrors! Congrats girl!

Now to add some Oma the Rainbow colour to my post ;) & will be seeing 'HUE' (yeah it's a crap pun but what the hell) over the weekend, and please, let me in!

Feeling Blue - Dorothy & Toto

Tickled Pink - Glinda

A Little Green - The Wicked Witch of the West
See you soon & leave a comment to go in the draw! Now I'm off... off to see the... come onnnnnn LOUD & PROUD... SING IT :)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunshine Award & finally... 29 Faces in March (whoops I mean Feb) completed!

This is a bit of a long post, you know why(?) because while I have been completing 29 Faces in Feb hosted by the awesome Martha, I haven't had time to post, so strap on your seatbelt, we will be hitting fast forward rushing through a crowd of assorted persons once I 'catch-up' on a couple of call-outs...

Holly, THANK YOU! Winning the Vampire Soiree Giveaway 3 month subscription Full Moon Streaming! Now a nightly dose of caffeine to make the most of it, can't wait, already been prowling the titles & checking the trailers :)

OK March 21st please consider all things Oz (not me, I mean 'Wizard of Oz') and join in Oma's celebration with 'Hues of Oz', always fun and everyone's welcome! See you there!

Now I don't really do awards, like to think they aren't important, but maybe that's just because the trophy unit never exactly housed anything of mine as a child... they never gave out awards for 'slowest' '2nd last' 'sports challenged' back then, in the pool I was a floater rather than a swimmer and... well I'll tell you more by answering 11 Facts you never really wanted or needed to know about me when accepting my 'Sunshine Blogger Award' below... yeah, thanks a heap, Magaly ;) 

Now remember everyone deserves a ray (or 2) of Sunshine, so this Award is open for anyone who wants to share 11 facts about themselves... Nominate YOURSELF, Grab the Award below, wave it around your head like you won an Oscar & give us 11 facts about yourself in your acceptance speech... it's empowering, and those pulled, tucked & pumped actors shouldn't get to be the only ones to grab the spotlight & bore (I mean enlighten) a captive audience with glimpses of their real persona... 


Fact 1
I once owned a 10th of a racehorse, it walked into a tree and never actually got to a racecourse, this was an expense exercise I will never repeat.
Fact 2
I always believed I'd know when I met my soul mate, I did, and somehow we ended up together... (the Big F as he is affectionately called), we are opposites in almost every way, but work live and sleep together, there's arguments, but yep, much to his mothers ire, we have bonded better than any superglue could have... if she is unhappy we are happy, crap, that's just a bonus.
Fact 3
2 people (that happen to be my girls) make my life more awesome than I imagined possible, Memphis & Trinity, I have watched, listened, learnt, travelled, laughed, yelled, hugged & argued with these 2 uniquely smart, empathic & talented individuals and hope to continue to until my hair is grey... actually it could be grey now if I stop dyeing it black ;)
Fact 4
When I was 6 or 7 years old the queen of England visited Australia and the school made us stand & wave as she went by in her fancy car... I must have been born anti-monarchist, I refused to wave & stood front line with my arms crossed LOL, then later hoped I didn't hurt her feelings because she seemed like a nice old lady.
Fact 5
My cousin has just released a book "9/11 & the Art of Happiness" based on his mum, my aunt, who was killed when the plane she was travelling on hit the Pentagon... she was awesome, funny, and my mum's bestie. 
Fact 6 
Started Boxing... I love it, my dad was a boxer before he was a broadcaster/sportscaster and my girls & I have joined (I think it's a nice connection to a pop they never met & would have loved), I can not believe how fit a boxer needs to be to last more than 30 seconds in that ring.
Fact 7
This is freaking harder than I thought!
Fact 8
I love to have a bet, poker, racing, blackjack, love casinos all the humans, in the jumble of colour, noise & activity, a person can still can remain separate, anonymous, an island... taught my girls Blackjack from when they were tots (good for learning counting) and when Trinity turns 18 the 3 of us are heading to the casino in BrisVegas (Big F is NOT a gambler), same table, Blackjack, we are going to clean up - well hoping for $50 maybe $100 bucks each ;)
Fact 9
I decorated all my school books with pictures of greyhounds & racehorses and of course had crushes on jockeys but was like a foot taller than them by the time I was 16 (well platform shoes were in)
Fact 10
My sister Bernice & father Frank died when I was 17, the bank and debt collectors were always at our door, my little brother at the same time was in intensive care. I realised how precious the very few people were that didn't drop my mother as a friend. My grandma, 3 nuns at my school (they were/are awesome women) and a handful of people (including brother & sister's doctors), as all others distanced themselves, people that were 'close' family friends, once my father died and they could no longer benefit from his public status disappeared :( and although my mother would have never asked anyone for any help, they cut her off like she was a leper... if I wasn't born a cynic, I certainly became one at that time. Also makes you aware of what is important in life ;) So don't have time for A-Holes... but all the time in the world for the ones I consider precious people.
Fact 11 
You still here? OK Fact 11... Walking Dead, LOVE IT, Walking Dead: Season 4, Episode 1 “30 Days Without An Accident”OK Don't like romance BUT...
I cried when that woman in the forest took Rick back to her husband (to those that don't watch WD just skip this & pretend I write in here a different Fact 11, that I have a phobia about eggs & chickens and would never eat a bird no matter if they put 111 secret herbs & spices on it) OK everyone else, in WD this woman begs "Please help me" she pleads to Rick... she was getting food for her husband, but wasn't strong enough to drag the dead animal back to him to eat, to her husband Eddie, her man that had always looked after her, her beloved that we eventually find out is now just a zombie head in a bag... that she needed to feed... because he had always looked after her... maybe a little messed up, but I thought it was the most touching thing I have seen on TV for a long time... that's a fact.

WOOHOO DONE!!!!
Now the rest of my 29 Faces... 15 - Creepy Ranga with Blue Eyes

16 - Creepy Ranga with Green Eyes
 

17 - Flowers in her Hair

18 - Flowers Everywhere


 19-20-21 Family Ties

22 - Mardi Gras

23 - Beauty


24 - The Deep


 25 - Face in the Crowd

26-27 - Cat Woman

28 - Dream On


29 - Gothic Girl & her dolly


Thanks for dropping by... Stay safe, stay happy & hug the ones you love! BTW I will announce the winner of my Vampire's Soiree Giveaway next post!

Friday, February 14, 2014

11,12,13,14... it must be BLOODY VALENTINE!

Well this post is late & I must tell you I am HATING BLOODY VALENTINE, actually the highlight is attending the lovely host Holly's Vampire Day Soiree (oh and the red red rose I received from my babes Memphis & Trinity), I just want to say that things are not good in the land of love, as a matter of fact my youngest just broke up with her boyfriend, totally sucks I know, I swear if I was charmed by a creature of the night he wouldn't be stunning, seducing me to the dark side with his toothy smile, hypnotic charms and sink his teeth into my silky white pulsating throat so we could spend eternity together, he probably would look like a rat and attack my varicose veins on the back of my knees as I made a run for it & fell A over head on the mountainous pile of laundry in the hallway...

Anyway, late but still celebrating and doing it in conjunction with 29 Faces which has another 165 or so participants which I am s l o w l y visiting (I'm coming, truly!)...

Face 11 - Female Vampire 'Lunch' - on brown paper bag, something tickled me about doing a vampire on a lunch bag, and she is a bit of a messy eater too...
Face 12 - Male Vampire 'Dinner' - on recycled board. Looks like there may have been a little frenzied smorgasbord action for dinner by the glow of the street light. By the way, he has red eyes in the artwork, they seem to go black here... spooky :/

Face 13 and 14 - My mother made me... a doll.
I had a vision of this lonely vampire girl, locked away by her ever loving (bloodsucking) but well meaning mother... problem was, the sweet ebony haired girl got so lonely she once escaped, she made friends with another little girl down the street... Oh yes, but mommy dearest wasn't angry, but she realised the families well hidden secrets could have them run out of town if anyone found out, and they really had no intention on moving again... and every little girl needs a dolly.

Happy Bloody Valentine to all, & thank you, actually LOVE you for dropping by so much, that if you comment below I'll do a random draw & whoever wins can pick any one of the 29 Faces I complete in this Challenge - Good Luck, Drawn March 1 :)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It's a KNOCKOUT?

7... 8... 9... 10...
No she's up, up & punching, she's slow to her feet, a slightly crazed determined look, had stumbled earlier, but the challenge continues...

I recently did something that was fool-hardy, while taking my daughter Memphis out to an industrial estate to practice driving so she could clock some hours up for her driver's license, we decided, along with reverse parks, 3 point & 'u' turns (no in case you're thinking, we didn't decide to chuck any donuts while listening to 'Meatloaf's Bat out of Hell' & were not even tempted to do a 'Bieber' by drag racing a tradie desperate to get to the Coolum Hotel for a Friday beer) but DID decide to follow some intriguing signage spotted by the side of the road in the estate, that led us like Alice, down the rabbit hole... to a Boxing Gym.

We drove in, parked, & pressed out excited faces up against the glass windows of the closed gym, we stared at the roped boxing ring, the punching bags that lined the wall, the skipping ropes & 3 boxes of random exercise weights, then something magical happened, a slim 19 year old self-confessed geek and a 50(ish) chubby(ish) mother looked at each other and said... 'Let's DO IT!'

So now dear loves, I and my 2 daughters have signed up AND been attending the gym! After our first session we literally only made it back to the car, Memphis taking her 'L' plates of the vehicle, too dizzy to drive, Trinity without the energy to take off her gloves making opening the back car door a lot harder than it needed to be, and me hoping the pain in my arms wasn't an indicator I was in cardiac arrest... This place has 'real' competitors training, not the preening mirror obsessed gym junkies but sweaty, muscly, tattooed Hugh Jackman-ese blokes, believe me if I thought they didn't think I was trying to crack onto them I would have asked them to pose ;)

Now, onto the 'other' challenge... 29 Faces :)
Day 7 Mermaid - on a surface found beach-combing :)

Day 8 - Aceo - Profile on wood veneer - 'Looking Back'

 Day 9 - Aceo - Profile on wood veneer - 'Looking Forward'

 Day 10 - White Acrylic & charcoal on printed 'flower' paper - Ghost of Season Past

 Day 10 - Close up - Ghost of Season Past
Next 4 Faces could be heading into Anne Rice territory, a little on the toothy side ;) my next post will also part of the Vampire's Day Soiree Feb 14, which I am excited about participating in, if anyone else want's something dark & bloody to sink there creative teeth into... (insert manic laughter here) grab some garlic, a wooden stake & go join up...   ;)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Time Warp... Day 2 3 4 5 6

I live in the future, not like oh my, I've seen the future & I know the winning lottery numbers for tomorrows draw, but in a land far away, a land called Oz, & it is 4.30ish pm RIGHT NOW, yep Friday afternoon :) so if you are in Canada (Hi Stacy) & it's 1.30 AM Fri (shh she may be sleeping), same for New York (Ms Wicked) or Albuquerque 12.30 am (Don't you love that old Partridge family song, Point me in the direction of... Oma?) & it's only 8.30 PM Thursday (yep that's YESTERDAY folks) if you reside in Hawaii. OK I love the fact I can time travel back to yesterday and although Martha who is hosting 29 Faces in Feb knows I cheat a little (I should be posting Face 7 right now) she is so fab she doesn't mind those like me who seem to perpetually stuck in some kind of 'time warp', so to get out of it (& actually POST the Faces I have done this week) I took a step to the left... & then a step to the right... put my hands on my hips, & bought my knees in tight, & it's the pelvic thrust, that really drove me insane, but let's face it, I'll probably do the time-warp again (& again & again) Apologises to Richard O'brien & all the Rocky Horror writers for using your awesome song as part of my excuse for being late with my post!)

Oh if you want to hear the ridgy-didge version, stand up, pump up the volume, put on your fishnets & go for it... (I think it works)
video
DAY 2 - Goldfish - on Japanese paper

Day 3 - Blue - on Paper Bag

Day 4 - Death the Kid - Fave Anime Character as Adult
from Soul Eater

Day 5 - Ashley (A character from MangaMem's Oracle Stories)

Day 6 - Mistress Moon :)

Thanks for dropping by & this weekend I'm excited because I intend on seeing LOT'S of posts which means after a hectic work week I'm going to be social & call in YOUR place for a cuppa & browse, hope you like visitors! Keep dancing and remember it is not to late to join 29 Faces in Feb, just follow the links in the sidebar & I'm also posting today as part of the Paint Party Friday inspiration hotpot extravaganza, pop on by & see some awesome work each & every week (hosted by the lovely Eva & equally wonderful Kristin
OH ONE MORE THING...
Please feel free to join me & a bunch of other creative bloggers in a couple of up coming events, FIRST the Vampire's Day Soiree Feb 14 & then Hues of Oz March 21st :) please sign up if you have the time, there's a bunch of awesome friendly folk ready to welcome you :)
HAPPY WEEKEND DUDES!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

29 Faces Feb 2014 - this time I'm completing it... really... most likely.

29 Faces
ALL 29 Days (was that a movie title?) will be posted right here... Actually, not sure really how it works, but I am using a 'label' first time ever, and I think it magically 'groups' stuff... hope I haven't bamboozled you with my advanced technical know how (he he) let's just hope it works ;)

Day 1... Interesting start.
No Camera (DON'T ASK) but did borrow a 50 year old phone with camera (yes sometimes I exaggerate)... Paper lunch bag - white & red acrylic paint - charcoal - me (well not me, I just wielded a thick brush), someone pretty, like because it's Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse, & like I'm Australian, but appreciate, actually LOVE the food, (OMG those dumplings & Yum Cha, Oh, Yum Cha and let's not mention the silken traditional garments AND art)... but unfortunately inherited traditions & culture is not high on my credentials unless you count bushrangers as heros... oh yeah I do - sorta, some of them, but only because I don't have any AWESOME history like (well like Chinese) so... 29 Faces - Day 1 - & yes it's Year of the Horse, so Happy Chinese New Year, & thank You Martha for putting the time & effort into organising this challenge yet again :)
Oh & almost forgot to say, my sweet MangaMem pushed/challenged, well let's just say FREAKING INSISTED I start blogging & painting again... so thank you sweet babe & please pop by her 29 Faces post if you have time to check out her wonderful artwork this month :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Partying on :)

I have been so busy creeping around & overloading on the So Dark So Good blogfest party posts still coming thick & fast at Magaly's (& checking out the treasure trove of awesome giveaways) &, well, gave into temptation, I couldn't contain my enthusiasm and reached for the darkest, blackest thing within reach... (keep your thoughts pure please) and there it was... a scrappy piece of charcoal, so not that big, but oh 'so dark' :) and with an abundance of gothic inspiration (& mixed with some oh so white gesso) I set to work on my favourite canvas of the moment, recycled packing board... AND... well you can see the result below ;)
It's been a while but also joining Paint Party Friday, it's my birthday next week, so I've blown up balloons, put on my party hat (yes I do feel a little silly sitting at my desk wearing it) & decided I felt like a little socialising & over-indulging (in a zero-calorie but full of goodness way) by attending TWO Party's... (& maybe have a glass of domestic bubbly too while I'm at it) ;)
Thanks again to Eva & Kristin the talented Paint Party Friday hosts :)
and BTW One of my paintings will be up as a giveaway prize at Pagan Culture on Sunday Oct 20 (so love you to enter if you get the chance)!

So Dark, So Good... 'Entombed'



BTW Someone told me original charcoal was made from human bones, now that's a little dark :/ Have a great weekend dudes & thanks for dropping by!


Monday, October 14, 2013

All Hallow's Grim... 2013 So Dark, & So (awesomely) Good (like totally).

Ssh, Come closer, yes you, I want to share something with you... it's fabby-doo-daa as they say it the classics, it's a 'must attend' event on the blog party scene... WHY??
(whoops sorry for yelling when you were so close) 'Why?' (Inside voice) this party is chocka-block full of astounding people, artists, writers, thinkers all sharing their talent and the most amazing giveaways (all rules/info is HERE) it's hosted by Ms Wicked herself, Magaly a shining light in the otherworld of 'dark' 'good' (actually, so good it's awesome) fiction.

It's All Hallow's Grim 2013 "So Dark, So Good" & this is my first post for it... I seemed to have a lot of 'Eureka' visual ideas only for them to be abandoned like my early career ambition of being a dolphin trainer (because, well, I'm a pretty hopeless swimmer and get sunburnt easily, even though after watching hours of 'Flipper' as a child I felt I was pretty qualified anyway)... but I digress... & really didn't want to miss Day 1 of Partytime (October 13th) without posting, so here we go... nick of time... (well somewhere in the world)

Good/bad, darkness & light, I believe are a marriage of opposites but exist working in a timeshare of dominance… They exist not only physically like that but emotionally as well... As a child I loved nothing better than sitting on the floor with my siblings around the glow of the tele in the lounge room of our darkened home on a Friday night, terrified as we watched whatever B grade movie the 'Creature Feature' timeslot was showing, so dark, so good. Dad repeatedly telling my sister & I tucked in our beds the frightening bedtime story (my favourite request) of the 'Ghost at the Window', and the ritual always included the harrowing dare of pulling back the bedroom curtain to see if the ghost was standing, listening, searching for a way in... So Dark, So Good...

I started a piece of artwork, thinking thinking 'ghosts' but soon my muse showed pushed me an 'angel' (may indeed be one & the same?). Angels, these bright shining creatures that can be thrown from the heavens for some dark deed... She seems to be trying to fathom what went wrong, after all she had light on her side.

Oh & heads up, along with a bounty of treasures, there is an peice of my art as one of giveaways at Magaly's, so go on, please join the fun 
All Hallow’s Grim 2013… So Good, So Dark Party  
Thanks for visiting, and remember... PARTY ON DUDES ;) 

Weeping Angel - progress

Weeping Angel





Sunday, September 8, 2013

Feeling Blue...

Warning, if you are a vocal Tony Abbott supporter you are welcome but you may wish to skip down to pictures below.

Well today Australia has a new Prime Minister & although there were scandals and behaviour issues on both sides, we now have a rude unenlightened man as our leader, we will need to be the 'lucky' country  to get through this guy's term unscathed there a million reasons why this should have never happened, and no party is blameless, in Australia we all have a wonderful democratic right to choose our leader (even if the US media magnate Rupert Murdoch's mass media campaign seem responsible for choosing this one)... 

I was brought up in loving household where intelligent political debates were encouraged, didn't matter whose political party you preferred, but also a home where 'fair play' was insisted on, liars not tolerated and the right to vote an opportunity & great responsibility for the future of our country.

Now I want to tell you a short story, share a snippet from my Saturday, poll day... 

I was at a place called Nambour based in the sub-tropical hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, by coincidence it actually is the place our former (as from last night) Prime Minister Kevin Rudd hails from, and, yesterday it happened to be holding the 'Collectorama Fair' (basically a huge fun trash & treasure, everything from antiques & clothing to comic books & bowling balls)... 

It was hot... I sat at a shared table huddled with my 2 girls, friend Jo and her daughter Erin on some available white plastic chairs to escape the midday sun, at the other end of the large wooden table a woman proceeded to state her political views... it went like this (as Memphis can testify)...

Kevin Rudd was evil, as a matter of fact he was going to hell because if he gets in power he will allow those 'homo-sex-u-als' to get married, this woman (get this) was a 'good Christian woman' (as she announced it at the table, loud & proud) and although she prays to the lord for gays to be cured, she can't accept their 'un-nat-ural' ways, and THAT was why she was voting for Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott (for people outside of Australia, Liberal Party is anything but, it is the right-wing conservative party), apparently the only thing she didn't like about Liberal Party Leader Tony Abbott was he was a 'Cath-o-lic' and as everyone knows they are ALL 'ped-o-philes' but he was ok she declared as he has THREE daughters (yep I was enlightened, they had been appearing by his side at every interview & photo-op, apparently to this woman it proved he was NOT hom-o-sexual or a ped-o-phile although she seemed to think those 'con-dic-tions' were one in the same. UGGGGGGH.

My girls & our party of 5 were horrified, gagging on my salad wrap, my heart sank... Tony Abbott is the man who is convinced the scientists are lying about global warming, who doesn't believe in gay rights (unless it's to pay taxes LOL). As we sat on the plastic chairs at that spot by the hot chips and pie stand at the Nambour Showground I realised I'd over-estimated the intelligence of the voting public and started to sweat in the shade, and I realised the public will get the government it deserves... Shame the rest of us Aussies will cop it too. 

When this woman was confronted that she was a little prejudice she responded she wasn't prejudiced because she had prayed for a transvestite years ago and now he was cured & married, but unfortunately this guy still sounded 'gay' BUT (she explained to us as if we were morons), Germans once they come to Australia still sound 'German' because that is the way they're born even though they may be 'Australian' now... So... Apparently the ex-transvestite still 'sounds' gay, even though 'cured', just like the German, you can't get rid of the accent once you have changed... 
True & scary insight into one vocal Abbott supporter... 

Ohh but I got a bowling ball for $2 so the day wasn't a total downer ;)

But it had me feeling blue... hence... continuing with my Sept 29 Faces (both of these full artworks are on my seperate '29 Faces' page if you want to check them out.

Day 6 Feeling Blue
& Day 7 Ocean Dream, from the depths a watery blue-tinged mermaid
Oh yes I defend anyone's right to rant (even that woman at the showground) but really hate intolerance & injustice and ignorance through choice.
Have a great week & let's create a better fairer world for all (although that may have to wait 'til next election) ;)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Back from the Twilight Zone...

Found my paints (yep we fell out), art desk & got my brushes in hand... and excited to be a part of 29 Faces in September :) Thanks to Martha who energetically hosts this mini marathon :) It's been so long since I've posted but I hope to keep up & also visit all the other participants who have accepted the challenge over the month of September! Had to put a 'phone a friend' (thanks Memphis) who took time out of uni studies to remind me how to post separate pages on my blogspot (yep it's been that long)!!

I'll be updating on my 29 Faces page daily (see tab above) or click HERE to check out the growing collection as the month progresses (I'll post 'full face images on this page) & thanks so much for dropping by, I've missed you all!!

Well... here goes nothing with...
Day 1 - Green Goddess 'Jade'

Day 2 - Green Goddess 'Emerald' (detail-for full face click 'page' link above)

Day 3 - Green Goddess 'Cloe' (detail-for full face click 'page' link above)


Day 4 - Pastel Pencil - Recycled 'Rose'

Day 4 - Paint on canvas-board - 'Watching Dawn'













Tuesday, April 9, 2013

These dudes ain't got no body... no body...

Well, welcome little dudettes & dudes to my 2nd 'to the bone' post celebrating Magaly's 4th, yes, May the FORTH be with you... BLOGOVERSARY, actually it's April 8th now, but I love Star Wars so I just chucked that in ;)
Well, I have to ketchup - that's USA talk for tomato sauce by the way (see I'm bi-lingual) yep 'KETCHUP' on so many posts & intend to do that as soon as I finish this post & my glass of wine....
You still here?? Thank goodness I just popped off to get my pics together for a wee show & tell - thanks for waiting :)
Anyway, I didn't really know what to chat to you about today, but hell that's never stopped me before, so this arvo I went through some pics from a (fairly) recent trip I did last Sept/Oct with my precious ones, one of the places we visited was my hubby's homeland (I refer to him as 'the Big F') yep the beautifully historic Edinburgh in Scotland & then drove to Skye Harris & Lewis, some freaking awesome & freezing ancient fairy laden isles close to the North Pole (well it felt like it), which are dotted with Standing Stones erected by people who are now bones... maybe not even that anymore... but 'bones' & skulls was what we seemed to find sculpted in memory of loved ones who once walked the land of Braveheart, and these photos below are some we discovered on our trek which I'm sharing as part of "To the Bone"... 
Next my sweeties a little progression visual of... 'til death we do part' fleshing it up so to speak... not finished, but soon...
Oh yeah & I must have been a little 'in the zone' because I did another 'Skully' not Mulder's X beauty & brains but something a little more literal...
ALSO... another comment here on this post gives you a second chance to win  "Carnival of Bones" my giveaway (see below) but even if you don't want it I decided that this here 'Skully' aceo will be part of the giveaway too, winner gets first choice and Mr Randomiser will pick a runner up for 2nd as well.
Ohh & you have to enter Magaly's other Prize Giveaways, but not the one for MagicLoveCrow's painting featured or Oma's altered book... they are MINE ;) Actually I'm sorry I shared, ALL those Witchy giveaway's in the Blogoversary are coverted by me!! Have a great week & promise I'll come 'round & visit soon!


Monday, April 1, 2013

Sit those tied bones down, and stay a bit... actually 'TIRED' I DEFINITELY meant tired, that other word is too S&M and it's not that sort of post!

It's Pagan Culture's 4th Blogoversary, and Magaly is throwing a wicked party... giveaways, entertainment... & drinks... well at least a milkshake is on the menu... & lot's of things to chew on... crunch & munch, because there is a theme... "to the bone" so you'll be sure to leave satisfied, all that marrow... it's good for you ;)

Well I hope to do a few posts over party time, but this first one had me chewing my fingernails & meditating... bones... Bones.... BONES.... life, death, our indigenous Australians who can "point the bone" with deadly effect & how I have seen revered bones in churches, relics of saints, & last week came across a bush rat's skull in the garden... or maybe it was a possums(?)... my mind was churning & thinking that how incredible, the sum of all, maybe ends in a handful of bones, in a church, in a garden, used in magic, chewed on at dinner...  I felt a little nostalgic... about things past.

It only seems like yesterday when I sat with my big sister & assorted toddler sibling enthralled by Bones...

Not sure what I was thinking as my heart really belonged to Billy Mumy, (actually spoiler alert, just printed my 'Lost in Space' T-Shirt to wear to my next Scifi SupaNova convention - sad but true, anyway I always get lost at those things so it's quite appropriate). Anyway I decided that was as good a place as anywhere to jump from, & jump I will, because now I want to show you the 'bones' of a painting I have started, it's called 'til death we do part'... and as I flesh it out over party time I will update photos...
I have a little give away too... leave a comment & I will randomly draw the winner of this little original painting below... all comments go in the draw over Magaly's party duration 1st-13th April, so if I post again & you leave another comment well you get a second chance... the painting below, it's done on recycled board & it's called 'Carnival of Bones' it was based on my first thought when Magaly announced her Blogoversary theme, a little girl, outside of the 'haunted house' at the Easter Show, a memory of long ago, that child is no more, but the bones still terrify her.


I actually want to share something else but that will have to wait as I am running late like an April Fool, and need to visit the other partiers, so drink up, you have rested your bones long enough ;)

One more thing, NATASHAAA (I am shouting so you hear me LOL & I probably won't get to visit until tomorrow as I have dinner to cook) BUT... You have won your choice of either of my 2 posted Oz creations from my last post & I want to thank you :) and ALL I yahooed with at Oma's Altered OZ party, I had the best time, but somehow, still remain in Oz... lucky me ;)