Wednesday, February 17, 2010
My friend and I recently managed to get a table at Machine for a weekend brunch - it's a popular place and therefore isn't always easy to get a table, especially on weekends.
This was when he was reading the local rag, waiting for a pot of tea. I'm not sure if the "facepalm" was in response to some article or other in the paper, or just because of the dodgy quality of it. Its nickname is The Mockery after all.
I've been working a lot on my portraits and my black + white processing, and this shot I was really happy with. At the moment I'm in the middle of a photo-taking drought, but I assume this will change when I move overseas next month. Also, I'm re-learning how to process my photos using Photoshop CS3, whereas before I was using Elements. It's taking a little while to re-adjust, but I've got a monster-sized textbook to help me out when I get stuck.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
An art student was using these old perfume bottles as inspiration (I'm assuming that's what they were there for), and had them lined up on the inside of the window sill. As hard as I looked, I couldn't find any perfume I buy in their collection. If that's the case, I think that what I buy is not quite as inspiring as other brands (and definitely cheaper).
Thursday, February 4, 2010
The old jam factory at the waterfront in Hobart is now the University of Tasmania's School of Fine Arts. My favourite place in the building is actually the art supplies shop. Every time I walk past I have a hankering to buy paper and paints and paintbrushes. But I never do.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Christmas 2009. The jetty at Bridport burnt down years and years and years ago. We used to spend every summer at Nan's house and used to swim at this beach quite often. Bridport is the kind of place where there are about a squillion different swimming spots, all you have to do is go for a walk along the caravan park track and take your pick.
There used to be a little milk bar, where if you were a good girl and didn't whinge too much on the afternoon walk, you could get a lemonade icy pole. It's still there, but they've modernised it. I like the old milk bar better than the new milk bar.
Christmas 2009 at Nan's and the carnival was in town. The rides were set up on the village green just opposite my Nan's house. Unfortunately they didn't open the rides up to the public until after we'd left.