Sunday, April 18, 2010

awesome autumn....

what a glorious autumn day... so i thought a stroll along the esplanade (st kilda) market might be in order - i've got this week off work and with my birthday on wednesday i thought i'd treat myself... i've been thinking it's time to 'retire' the escher prints that i've lived with for way too long and buy myself a nice piece of brightly coloured artwork... i'm not sure what i'd like - something that'll complement my wall hanging... maybe a local scene, or a retro style graphic, possibly a streetscape or landscape - perhaps something with an autumnal theme ... let's face it, i really don't know what i want...

i ended up catching the tram around - hey, it was warmer than i thought once i got outside - but there were soooo many people i just kept going on to the supermarket - "maybe i'll check it out on the way back" i thought - but no, still way too many people (that'll teach me for not getting 'out and about' earlier)... guess i'll just keep pondering the prospect for a while... more time for inspiration (or is that procrastination??)

while on the topic of artwork, i came across this amazing tattoo on a blog post by vegan cookbook author jennifer mccann - she was 'talking' pomegranates and so shared her tat - absolutely stunning... it was created by amanda myers - if only she painted on canvas!!! (but i'll betchya a full sleeve like that don't come cheap - or painlessly!!!)

with a penchant for all things 1940s and those war themed, i thought you might be interested in this one curvy kitty... the prahran mechanics' institute victorian history library have a display starting tomorrow and finishing saturday may 1 (although you're probably a member and already know about it!!!)

ww2 art deco aeroplane ashtrays... apparently they were extremely popular... 

"between the late l930s and the early 1950s many Australian households gave pride of place to at least one such ashtray. Not only did their stylised appearance and shiny finish add a touch of modernity to contemporory decor, but the choice of subiect matter touched emotions lodged deep in the hearts of our grandparents."

oooh, i didn't realise it was so late in the afternoon - i'm off into the kitchen to make a yummy spicy bean dish for dinner but i just have to share some pictures of my cute wee shadow taken the other night when i was going to bed - this is the boy enjoying one of the 'hugo' library bags from work... talk about colour co-ordination and style - the accessory no cat should be without!!!

hmmmm, good enough to curl up and snooze in....

and i can't go without wishing sailor lily...

we're both autumn 'n' april born womyn - a beautiful season!!!

"There is a harmony in autumn,
and a luster in its sky,
which through the summer is not heard or seen,
as if it could not be,
as if it had not been!" Percy Bysshe Shelley


Sailor Lily said...

hmm, lovely blog.
I know of areally good online art-store (prints you could frame) so I'll send the link soon!
here is some of my all time faveorite Autumn poem (by John Keats). we are lucky to have birthdays in this stunnings season.

To Autumn

SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.

Curvy Kitty said...

Thanks for the heads up about the exhibition . Definitely popping in to see it. Enjoy your week off and have a fabulous birthday (both of you!)