Monday, September 14, 2015

29 Faces in September - Day 10, Day 11

Sorry, (if you hate politics or LOVE PM Abbott, skip down to next paragraph) OK... those left, well I warned you... I am sooo listening to politics same time as writing this post, distracted (SORRY) the man who laughed heartedly at the joke of having water lapping at the doors and wiping out our neighbours on the Pacific Islands (because his lack of action on climate change seems to be assisting this outcome) has been challenged for leadership, front stabbing, not back stabbed by one of his own ministers... OK exciting times in politics in Australia, PM Tony Abbott had way too many nasty captain's calls & kicking the Aussie people in the guts, crippling families with job cuts, unemployment sky-rocketing, almost doubling deficit in 2 years, bringing back knighthoods, cuts to services, pensions, cutting shelters while domestic violence out of control & women dying & countless abused every week as they are turned away, saying the indigenous make a 'lifestyle' choice by staying on their ancestral land & that gives the government a right to cut them off from roads, supplies, support, trying to privatise higher education so only the wealthy will see their children get opportunities it can bring, bombing Syria when a few weeks ago they couldn't drop food for refuges because they said terrorists may be there & take it (so unaware of civilians whereabouts), a xenophobe, homophobe, misogynist selling out Australia to be pillaged & mined by big foreign corporations, handing out 457 visas, so any jobs irregardless of an Australians qualifications or training will now be handed to foreign workers... having his daughter sit in a Sydney harbour-side tax-payer funded mansion paying $250 a week when it is more likely to be rented at $7000 a week on the open market...

ANYWAY... although Australia has been buggered by a monarchist with dubious papers to even be PM (that is a whole other story, as well as him munching raw onions with skin on) Australia is a pretty cool place (we ain't fond of politicians though)... This morning after I dropped off my babe Memphis at our nearest train station (half hour away at Nambour) for her trek back to university, I drove through the beautiful cane fields & dropped by our beach & watched Big F get a few waves.
Then I went on back to the driftwood palace...

& did some early morning catch-up for 29 Faces in September...
Day 10 - Alone (in sketchbook with acrylics)

& Day 11 - In the Pink


Well, look, sorry about the politics, but I believe all people should get a 'fair go' regardless of wealth, I believe we need to look after our earth so there are resources for our children, and look after our old who have paid taxes all their life, and our sick, our homeless, indigenous that have shared this amazing land with 'new' Australians, I believe in supporting the retrenched until find employment... and I believe money may buy the best houses (& that's ok) but all deserve the opportunity of a good education, as intelligence & talent ain't reserved for those that are born with the richest parents ;)

12 comments:

Linda Wildenstein said...

Darling girl, I love your politics. Been silently following your updates on FB as well. So the bugger got his comeuppance and no pension. Yay for the fair minded voters.
Alone is so heart wrenching.
In the Pink reminds me of one of G's friends, a sweet but mysterious young gal with mischief in her eyes.
much love sent your way, Oma Linda

My name is Erika. said...

Cool faces! And although I don't talk politics either, I get what you're saying!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Like Oma Linda, I've been following your updates on Facebook. I understand the rage--I feel the same way about how people are treated here, and who gets taxpayers' money, for what, and why... I would say let's hope for better things, but after hoping for years, our only choice--in your country and in mine--is to speak up for those who can't, and vote.

Now, about the pictures (the ones you painted with words and the ones you painted... and let's not forget Big F). Love that shot with the waves behind your love... such sexy waves *cough*. I always get extra happy when I see pictures of your Driftwood Palace--keep them coming! And the art is fabulous; love the lips of 10 and the expression of 11.

Oh, and thanks for mind-picture of the cane fields! ♥

denthe said...

So so beautiful, both of them..... And that driftwood palace ... Oh my, what I would give to create in a place like that. I feel my heart aching for Australia when I see these pictures. And your rant about Tony Abbott, yeah ... totally agree on everything you say. He's a disaster for Australia, takes the country back years and years. I cannot believe the things that man is doing/saying sometimes...

Debi said...

I didn't realize the next " guy! was from the same party! Not good.,,.same knob, different face.....Like most countries there is NO qualifications necessary except a big mouth and tons of money or rich friends?...have we as voters/ taxpayers become so disillusioned,
Maybe politics is in BOTH our futures...skeletons in closet is no longer a concern, and bad behaviour guarantees election!
I for one am a shoe in then!
Breath my faraway friend, we are in this nightmare together!
Love your ART! Noe add weapons! xoDebi

greekwitch said...

Your first time in my blog was definitely a weird one. Actually the stained underwear are used for the husband binding the baby hair are used in fertility spells! Lol
I had often seen you in Magaly 's comments but this is the first time I came by and I am so glad I found you. You are such an amazing artist!

susupetal said...

Values are becoming more selfish each day, it's not anymore "us", only I, me and myself. It's frightening.

That sea looks so inviting, powerful and calming at the same time.

And that driftwood palace, it looks like heaven!!

I see a lot of anxiety and sorrow in your faces today.

Neena said...

Been catching up on your faces. They are all interesting as usual, but I must say that the Day 10 face is haunting. I keep coming back to look at it. Great job!

Lola Azul said...

I'm sorry for not knowing about the situation on your country. Just want to say that a like your lovely place for drawing and your beautifulfaces. A pleasure to share with you this challenge!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Bet you can guess I agree with you wholeheartedly! Thanks for your great comment on my Waltzing Matilda poem. Love your faces.

Linda said...

Sorry I don't have time to comment on the individual posts but I adore all the faces. So expressive. Thanks for sharing. Thanks too for visiting my blog.

Magic Love Crow said...

I am with you all the way, in what you said about politics and what you believe in! Unfortunately, things are happening the same here in Canada! I really hope one day we can meet ;o) Your faces are speaking to me girl! Alone and Pink are priceless! Love you!