Leaveson a white picket fence in Darlinghurst - so pretty I thought I'd take a snap as I passed last week. So glad I did - they are very shadow shot worthy I think!
Meanwhile, the city is very still and quiet after last night's Mardis Gras and all east coast cities have been issued with a tsunami warning. Apparently the earth quake in Chile yesterday that measured 8.8 (my thoughts go out to the poor people in that disaster) is pushing out ten metre waves that are travelling as fast as a jet plane. I live near the coast but the warning is not for the shore it's for people fishing and that sort of thing (fingers crossed). It's due to hit at 8:30am which is approximately 20 minutes from now...
Shadow Shot Sunday is a fabulous meme that was thought up by the lovely Tracy of Hey Harriet! If you would like to participate - it's quite easy to do so - here are your instructions!
Yipeee! It's the weekend!! Ahem...with all the hoopla surrounding the official opening of Tim Burton's new Alice in Wonderland movie I just wanted to say that even though I will most definitely be going to see it (of course!) I don't think it will knock my favourite Tim Burton movie of all time off it's perch. I'll make that prediction right now folks.
It seems everyone has their favorite Tim Burton movie. I did a survey once and "Edward Scissorhands" was tops. I think my boyfriend's favourite is "Sleepy Hollow" and many many folk think Beetlejuice" is the bee's knees.
However, my fave is "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" - Tim Burton's first ever full length movie that he directed at the age of 27. Paul Reuben's Pee Wee is an epic bit of high camp silliness that I adore!
Can you listen to "Tequila" without seeing Pee Wee tip toeing across a bar being watched by a gang of bikies? I can't.
Here are my favourite top five Tim Burton movies in descending order:
1. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
2. Mars Attacks! (Those wacky aliens!)
3. Ed Wood (Martin Landau and Patricia Arquette - fabulous!)
4. Batmanand Batman Returns(the penguin's lair was dreamy in my opinion)
5. Sleepy Hollow = Edward Scissorhands = Planet of the Apes (Tim Roth as the bad Ape!)
O.K. I cheated a bit there by having three of his movies at number five!
This is one of my drawings from the weekend drawing festival - well the festival I had in my apartment - it sometimes feels like a festival to me anyway! I'm really getting into the pinks at the moment. I love how they work with black. I think Coco Chanel had a thing for pink and black. This young gal's name is unknown to me but she is simply "Day Dreaming". I do quite a bit of day dreaming myself - I think it's an essential part of the day, don't you?
Meanwhile, Sydney has all of a sudden, after some very civilised nearly Autumnal days last week, decided to be very hot - sort of what I imagine the sort of "hot" hell might be perhaps. Although as well as the "hot" there is that old stand by "humid" as well. Ah! Thank you weather! Still, mustn't grumble, it won't be around forever as sweet Autumn is just around the corner...hopefully.
I hope everyone had a splendid weekend and here's to a fabulous week!
Shadow Shot Sunday! This photo was taken in a very stylish new pub not far from where I live. Actually, it's not a new pub it's a recently refurbished pub. The interior decor is an expensive mixture of minimalist, retro and quirky if you get my drift! Whenever I see a place that's been totally overhauled like that I often wonder how it will look in ten, maybe even five, years time and how fast it will date. This shot was taken in one of the enormous mirrors they have which reflect the available light rather nicely I think. It's not me, by the way, in that shadow there but a pal.
Shadow Shot Sunday is a terrific meme set up by top Brisbane gal Tracy of Hey Harriet. It's open to all - here are the instructions if you'd like to join in the fun! Thank you again Tracy for hosting such a fabulous meme!
Happy weekend folks! I dropped off the blogging planet a little this week due to one reason or another. Sorry about that! To make up for it I bring you a cheerful 100% poodle post.
I've been quite fascinated of late with poodles and the love of them by that wondrous decade the fifties. Have you ever noticed how anything at all poodle-esque is most likely from the fifties? They even named that classic 1950s full skirt "the poodle". I've also noticed that there is a huge come back for the original large sized poodle - the hunting dog that comes up to a man's waist. I see at least a couple a week now leading their obedient owners around on a leash!
Top three images from here and last image from here.
Happy Monday! I can say that with gay abandon because my Monday - the worky bit anyway - is over and I'm now at home... and it's a good job too as I feel like I'm going to slide off the chair with tiredness - not sure what all that's about! It might have something to do with the humidity today which was extreme to say the least..
I had a spectacularly quiet weekend due to the fact that I spent most of it watching "The Mentalist" like a complete loony!! Anyway, I told myself that I was doing "research" (for what I don't know!) and thoroughly enjoyed myself. However, at the end of this glorious month, season three of Mad Men hits our DVD store and I literally cannot wait!! Although, whenever I say that my boyfriend says helpfully "Well you'll have to!" He has a point I suppose...
This is a crow and a marble statue in a dapply part of the botanics. The crow looks a bit hilarious I think - not sure why - perhaps it's because the statue hasn't figured out that he's there yet!
Shadow Shot Sunday is the most addictive thing this side of iced vo-vos. It was started by that gorgeous photographer Tracy of Hey Harriet. Absolutely anyone can enter - but be warned! Your life will never be the same again! Whenever you venture outside on a sunny day you will find yourself muttering "Darn! I wish I'd brought my camera - that's a great shadow shot."