Friday, 30 November 2012

30 November 2012 -- Bridge Railings Shadow & Photoshop

Glowing Edges

Neon Glow


The imaginatively named City Bridge
over the River Torrens

29 November 2012 - Carl Clips

Another from the stationery cupboard,
these are heavy-duty, stay-clipped-on
(late post for yesterday)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

28 November 2012 - Avacado Stone Number Two

As my October avacado stone dried out it's crack eventually
split all the way through.
So for my second try I was careful to put a design
on each side of the stone with the split
in between the two.

It has been drying out for three days now.
The weather is rather tropical this week - hot and humid,
I hope this second stone doesn't end up going mouldy!

Monday, 26 November 2012

26 November 2012 - Meeting Doodle

Did a doodle at work, brought it home to colour in,
sadly the yellow fluro marker has dried out.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

25 November 2012 - Rainbow Ripple Knit Progress

The first time my Mum taught me to knit
(when I was about seven maybe?)
it was with a ball of varigated yarn, the Theory being
that it's good for the New Knitter to see progress
as the colours change row-by-row.
I dropped stitches, made stitches, found it all a bit tedious
and unsatisfying and used the yarn for other things instead -
little yarn people and wrapping the stair banisters in yarn
to create a giant spiders' web in which my siblings and I
put big paper spiders.
We thought we'd get in trouble for the spider's web
(funny how you do it anyway??)
but at that time my parents were in Teachers' College
and my Dad was learning to teach Art
and was thrilled and took photos of it.
This is back in the Olden Days
when camera film cost a fortune
and taking a photo was a big deal.
So the ball of varigated yarn was good value.
I got the hang of knitting the third time my Mum taught me,
when I was seventeen.

Friday, 23 November 2012

24 November 2012 - Cherry Stones & Stalks

Summer fruits are back - hooray!
From the weather forecast our last week of Spring
is going to be a warm and sticky humid one.

23 Nov 2012 - Photoshop Filters of Sketch

Bas Relief


Glass Tiny Lenses
Conte Crayon


Sketch Outlines

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

21 November 2012 - Rainbow Ripple Stitch Knit

4 ply Poems sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% nylon
bought at Barb's Sew & Knits at Glenelg on Saturday
3.25 mm needles
I'm still working on the Curved Shawl too
but had a bit of a mishap with dropped stitches (now fixed - phew!),
so I cast on this easier knit for when my brai is tired.

Monday, 19 November 2012

19 November 2012 - Elder Park Rotunda Shadows


Photos from the Rotunda in Elder Park, a popular venue for
public entertainments large and small.
The bird is local native, a Murray Magpie (Grallina cyanoleuca)


The construction in the background is going to be
Adelaide's new public hospital.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

17 November 2012 - Sunlight on Sea (Video) - Glenelg Beach in Spring

Sunlight on the water, looking down from the jetty.


The fish-measuring station
The Surf Life-savers station

Beautiful Glenelg beach in Spring,
on a mild but sunny Saturday, the beach was quiet.

Friday, 16 November 2012

16 November 2012 - Sunlight Sparkles on the River Torrens

The River Torrens runs down from the Adelaide Hills,
through the suburbs and through the city centre
(where I took these photos on the way home from work)
and out into the sea at Henley Beach.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

15 November 2012 - Jacaranda Tree Shadow

Heather Ingram created one of her Guy In The Life images
by combining lots of photos.

I liked how the late afternoon shadow on the wall
had some sharp clean edges and some hazy soft edges.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

14 November 2012 - Solar Eclipse Viewer

Bright and early at 7.30am today I was out in the back yard
trying to take a photo of an image of this morning's solar eclipse.
We only got a partial eclipse in Adelaide.
Up in Palm Cove in Queensland they got to see the full eclipse.
Back in Ye Olden Days my Dad showed us how
to watch an eclipse safely by projecting the sun's light
through a very small hole in card onto a sheet of paper.
You get to watch a tiny solar eclipse image on the paper.
You should never look straight at the sun
as it will cause immediate and irreparable damage
to the retina in your eye

I used a 2mm knitting needle (US size zero)
to make the holes in my viewer.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

13 November 2012 - Billboard, Photoshop & Artrage Banner

Internet provider Internode is using a sun-inspired image
in their summer marketing campaigne.
I used Photoshop to switch my blog banner
that was made in Artrage
for their billboard ad.

It's nice to know that someone out there is getting
paid to create sun-inspired images.
I took these photos at the Caledonian Hotel
on my way home from work today.
I didn't stop in at the pub!