Sunday, August 30, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #67

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. ctmott 2. Ginger 3. SweetRepose 4. LindaM 5. GalleryJuana 6. PaganSphinx 7. fotoCHIP 8. Carin 9. Darcel


The Shooters:
1. Gemma 2. Jabblog 3. MargaretGosden 4. Terri 5. LongIslandDailyPhoto 6. Jo 7. SummerKitchenGirls 8. MonikaRose 9. Jacqui


The Shooters:
1. SylviaK 2. JonnyHamachi 3. Dianne 4. Muge 5. Hildegarde 6. CarpeDiem 7. meANNmyCamera 8. Chris 9. Anne

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #67


Here's a cool cycling clip. Scenes from the Queer As Folk series set to Queen's Bicycle Race song. I Love it!


Spring officially arrives on Tuesday and nothing screams spring like bike riding. It's time to dust off my poor neglected pushie because I'm planning to join in on the annual national Ride to Work Day this year.

There's a bit of a cycling theme happening here with my SSS today. Yes it was intentional. Bowling last week, and cycling this week. I may be giving the impression that I'm a sporty type. I'm not. Far from it!

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Gabbi
3. Jonny Hamachi
4. MARGARET GOSDEN
5. Chris
6. Shannon
7. BABYLONEZOO (France)
8. Generik
9. Kuusela Finland
10. Sylvia K WA USA
11. Memories Then and Now
12. Bobbie
13. Sarah Wallis
14. Married to Singaporean
15. Panamenos
16. Heartstrings and Hobbies
17. Gerald (Ackworth born)
18. Molokai Girl
19. Kenobiitti - Finland
20. Vicki
21. foto CHIP Sweden
22. Terri - teelgee
23. ctmott
24. Carin
25. DaviMack
26. Faith Hope &...
27. Gemma
28. Just Like Martha
29. Summer Kitchen Girls
30. littlechrissy
31. carolynUSA
32. Everything
33. MonikaRose
34. EG WOW! - Canada
35. Magical Mystical Teacher
36. marcela & Clara
37. Happily Retired Gal
38. Catherine Bardrick
39. 2FramesPerSecond
40. Motion Thursday
41. alexa
42. Bev Baird
43. Psychic Mama*Indigo Child
44. Aussie Nikki NC USA
45. Jan -Washington
46. CJ@ProArtz
47. EmBelISH
48. alexa (canada)
49. Maria Berg, Sweden
50. cm jackson
51. karen aka kbear
52. Crafty Green Poet
53. CraftyGreenPoet-40Shades
54. sandrine
55. Katie
56. PrettyFireFly
57. wickedchilddesigns
58. Linda M
59. Junie Rose
60. Martha Z
61. Chie
62. Carpe Diem Sweden
63. VickiS~FL
64. Dorte
65. Jane (Scrappy-Gram)
66. hejoko Finland
67. Square Peg Guy
68. Ginger~Wilmington, NC
69. David C.
70. Jenny-This Everyday Life
71. Gary Denness
72. Facts From a Fact Woman
73. Long Island Daily Photo
74. The Pagan Sphinx, USA

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #66

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Lisa'sRetroStyle 2. BevBaird 3. Vicki 4. SingaporePlantsLover 5. CJ-ProArtz 6. SweetRepose 7. Christine 8. Scrappy-Gram 9. Whizkid


The Shooters:
1. SacredRuminations 2. Sandrine 3. MarthasMusings 4. Kuusela 5. Belafonte,PA 6. Robin 7. EG-Wow 8. Carolyn 9. Jane


The Shooters:
1. Ellie,NC 2. WickedChildDesigns 3. Martha 4. Generik 5. Shannon 6. Bentley'sPhotoblog 7. CatherineBardrick 8. TomHilton 9. DiahnOtt

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #66


Ok, this shows more reflections than shadows. I'm posting it anyway due to the risk I took in being booted out of the bowling alley for venturing into areas I wasn't permitted to in order to take a photo of some bowling pins. I didn't want my efforts to be for nothing! It was surprisingly easy to scoot down a slippery lane and back without being spotted by staff. Fun too! Here's a little bowling tune from the 80s. Also fun!



The sound quality of this video isn't the best so you'll need to turn the volume up considerably. Sing along!

My little blog break this week is now being extended for about another month. I have a bunch of stuff I need to catch up on so my blogging will be restricted to doing the Shadow Shot Sunday posts only for the time being. I will always find the time to continue playing in shadows! So, I'll see you same time next week! xo

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. La Vie Est Belle
3. Jonny Hamachi
4. Gallery Juana
5. Gemma
6. BABYLONEZOO (France)
7. Bobbie
8. Catherine Bardrick
9. Tom Hilton
10. Summer Kitchen Girls
11. whizkid
12. Gypsy Lala
13. Vicki
14. EG WOW! - Canada
15. ctmott
16. Sylvia K WA USA
17. Generik
18. Molokai Girl
19. Chie
20. Gerald (Ackworth born)
21. Margaret Gosden
22. foto CHIP Sweden
23. Chris
24. jabblog UK
25. Kuusela Finland
26. robin-one still frame
27. Bryan,GA
28. Marcela & Clara
29. Shannon
30. Everything
31. Sara Chapman in Seattle
32. Terri - teelgee
33. Just Like Martha
34. Faith Hope...
35. Sarah Wallis
36. Happily Retired Gal
37. Jo
38. Bev Baird
39. Scrappy-Gram
40. MonikaROse
41. Rita / Cashjocky USA
42. Long Island Daily Photo
43. Lisa's RetroStyle
44. The Pagan Sphinx USA
45. Dianne
46. Maria Berg, Sweden
47. 2FramesPerSecond
48. The Explorer, Philippines
49. Jacqui
50. Crafty Green Poet
51. Anne
52. CJ@ProArtz
53. sandrine
54. carolyn
55. Magical Mystical Teacher
56. EmBelISH
57. alexa
58. rache
59. Dorte
60. prkl, Finland
61. Twinkle Star Art
62. wickedchilddesigns
63. Junie Rose
64. Ginger
65. me ANN my camera
66. Singapore plants lover
67. M├╝ge
68. Carpe Diem Sweden
69. Carin
70. Square Peg Guy
71. maryt/theteach
72. Hildegarde (Flanders,EU)
73. Darcel
74. VickiS, FL
75. Jenny
76. Linda M

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #65

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. CraftyGreenPoet 2. SaraChapman 3. Dani 4. ramblingwoods 5. JustLikeMartha 6. TwinkleStarArt 7. PalmDesertDailyPhoto 8. Katie 9. TwoBarkingDogs


The Shooters:
1. Bobbie 2. Chie 3. Bryan,GA 4. Gina 5. FaithHope... 6. Gerald(AckworthBorn) 7. SarahWallis 8. littlechrissy 9. EmBelISH


The Shooters:
1. Alexa 2. Annette 3. Whizkid 4. SquarePegGuy 5. Babylonezoo 6. Ribbon 7. sunnymama 8. Marcela&Clara 9. MolokaiGirl

Here's my Shadow Shot(s) Sunday #65



A couple of coffee inspired shadow shots this week. The first was taken in the courtyard cafe at the Griffith University's Queensland Conservatorium of Music. The second is the outer wall of one of my new fave cafes. Conveniently located a short walk from my house. I may be giving the impression here that I spend much of my time hanging around cafes. Visits are mostly brief pit-stops simply to fuel up on caffeine. Mostly...

I'll be having a little break this week, so I'll be back again same time next week for more shadowy fun! xox

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. robin-one still frame
3. Catherine Bardrick
4. BABYLONEZOO (France)
5. Tom Hilton
6. Gerald (Ackworth born)
7. Generik
8. EG WOW! - Canada
9. Molokai Girl
10. Scrappy-Gram
11. foto CHIP Sweden
12. Kuusela Finland
13. Bobbie
14. Margaret Gosden
15. Sylvia K WA USA
16. Hot Fudge
17. Jacqui
18. summer kitchen girls
19. Gemma
20. Faith Hope...
21. Just Like Martha
22. Magical Mystical Teacher
23. The Summer Kitchen Girls
24. MonikaRose
25. Bev Baird
26. littlechrissy
27. Christine
28. Happily Retired Gal
29. Jane
30. EmBelISH
31. 2FramesPerSecond
32. Bentley's Photoblog
33. 8 Frames per Second
34. Lisa's RetroStyle
35. Sacred Ruminations
36. Annette - In This Life
37. Sara Chapman in Seattle
38. alexa
39. Martha
40. whizkid
41. Singapore plants lover
42. Maria Berg, Sweden
43. Anne
44. Sandrine
45. CJ@ProArtz
46. wickedchilddesigns
47. elizabeth schmid
48. Crafty Green Poet
49. Sarah Wallis
50. Sally In WA, USA
51. Shannon
52. Katie
53. Sherrie
54. Jonny Hamachi
55. Martha Z
56. Dani
57. Rita-Cashjocky USA
58. Chie
59. Square Peg Guy
60. Diahn Ott
61. Ellie,NC
62. Vicki
63. Tanya
64. Carolyn

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

roofography: post code 4101

West End (post code: 4101) "Just beyond South Bank and within walking distance of the city, West End is a lively mixture of cultures. It has long been home to migrant and indigenous communities, and in recent years as been redeveloped. You'll find a diverse range of cuisines in restaurants, take-aways and coffee shops along Boundary Street and surrounding areas. The West End / Dutton Park area is just across the Brisbane River from Toowong and St Lucia, which makes it a popular spot for university students to live."
~ [Brisbane City Life website]

Here are some West End roofs. Or rooves? I'm not quite sure what the plural of roof is. I think the correct spelling is roofs but pronounced rooves. Or maybe I just made that up. Oh I know! I'll call them rooftops!







And here is where I confess to having a bit of a nerdy obsession with rooftops. I so enjoy walking around taking photos of rooftops! Old corrugated iron ones being my favourites! So by way of feeding my obsession I plan to do a semi-regular random series of posts featuring rooftops that appeal to me around Brisbane.

"The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary"
~ Alfred Kreymborg

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #64

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Deb 2. Vicki 3. SummerKitchenGirls 4. SylviaK 5. ctmott 6. Gemma 7. MonikaRose 8. Tanya 9. ElizabethSchmid


The Shooters:
1. Jane 2. Floreta 3. PaganSphinx 4. MargaretGosden 5. EvetteMendisabal 6. Dianne 7. Jabblog 8. LindaM 9. Jacqui


The Shooters:
1. fotoCHIP 2. TomHilton 3. Lisa'sRetroStyle 4. DavidC 5. HotFudge 6. Chris 7. 2FramesPerSecond 8. Anne 9. Rita

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #64


Some shadowy wording. Followed by another photo of the sign...


And here's another photo taken from the other side...


This 10 metre tall sign isn't located outside a motel. It's in fact a scultpure created by Scott Redford found in the forecourt of Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art and was one of the first major commissions completed under the art+place program. It's a wonderful spectacle when illuminated at night! It's so very kitschy cool!

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Sylvia K WA USA
3. Bobbie
4. Gemma
5. karen aka kbear
6. whizkid
7. Marcela & Clara
8. Kuusela Finland
9. GalleryJuana
10. BABYLONEZOO (France)
11. Sara Chapman in Seattle
12. jabblog UK
13. foto CHIP Sweden
14. ramblingwoods
15. EG WOW! - Canada
16. ctmott
17. Margaret Gosden
18. Hot Fudge
19. Jacqui
20. Molokai Girl
21. Gerald (Ackworth born)
22. Terri - teelgee
23. Happily Retired Gal
24. EmBelISH
25. Chie
26. The Summer Kitchen Girls
27. Just Like Martha
28. 2FramesPerSecond
29. littlechrissy
30. Annette - In This Life
31. MonikaRose
32. David C.
33. Faith Hope...
34. Magical Mystical Teacher
35. Ribbon
36. Sunnymama
37. Gina [gingerbread]
38. Sally In WA, USA
39. Lisa's RetroStyle
40. Tanya
41. Twinkle Star Art
42. alexa
43. Jonny Hamachi
44. Anne
45. Crafty Green Poet
46. elizabeth schmid
47. bj
48. Katie
49. Two Barking Dogs
50. Desert Garden, CA, USA
51. Palm Desert daily photo
52. arabesque-in macau
53. The Explorer, Philippines
54. Sarah Wallis
55. Bryan,GA
56. Dani
57. Rita/Cashjocky Mo USA
58. Linda M
59. southlakesmom
60. rache
61. Square Peg Guy

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

give us an E! E! E!

The BrisStyle Team are gearing up for their Ekka Etsy Extravaganza sale to coincide with Brisbane's annual Ekka (Royal Queensland Show). The sale will run for the duration of the Ekka (6th to 15th August) with many BrisStyle members offering various discounts in their Esty stores. Check in on the BrisStyle blog for a full list of participants and details of their individual offers. The super EEE sale begins tomorrow!

I will be having a 'purchase 2 prints and receive a 3rd print free' offer in my etsy shop. But wait, there's more! If you buy 4 prints or more you'll also receive a complimentary mini art canvas peace magnet.


The magnets are 5 x 7 cm sized mini stretched canvases, with vintage paper attached (the ones in the photo I used old piano rolls and film backing paper), and a crane painted in ink with the word 'peace' stamped on each one. All are given a coat of protective lacquer and have magnetic strips on the reverse. I actually started making these earlier in the year for a fundraising project but I haven't had the time to get the venture up and running yet. One day. So rather than continue having them stashed away in my cupboard for who knows how long I thought I would include them as part of my Ekka Etsy Extravaganza sale offer.


"Clowns drink to blot out the ravages of terrifying children for a living" ~ Douglas Coupland

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #63

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. CraftyGreenPoet 2. Alexa 3. SweetRepose 4. EG-Wow! 5. Chie 6. MagicalMysticalTeacher 7. MemoriesThen&Now 8. Dorte 9. Robin


The Shooters:
1. Terri 2. Ginger 3. Kenobiitti 4. TheExplorer 5. HipChick 6. Gerald(AckworthBorn) 7. RinklyRimes 8. HappilyRetiredGal 9. Dani


The Shooters:
1. DiahnOtt 2. MolokaiGirl 3. Kuusela 4. Charlie&Grace 5. Clara&Marcela 6. Cara 7. Sunnymama 8. JonnyHamachi 9. GalleryJuana

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #63


Poor sad looking little tree. Looking at this tree reminded me of the tree saving scene from Harold & Maude. I searched youtube for the scene with the intention of sharing it here but I couldn't find it. Oh well.

This week I received some awards from two bloggers I admire a great deal. Gabbi from Felinofelice passed along four wonderful awards to me, and Sarah from Circles of Rain passed along the sweet Circle of Friends award. Both of their beautiful blogs are an immense joy to visit so I was very honoured to be included on their blog award recipient lists! I would like to share a snippet of what Sarah wrote on her award post...

"...I have met some very lovely people through Shadow Shot Sunday and other blog events and memes I have joined in. This award is a lovely one as it highlights one of my my favourite things about blogging, and relates to my blog name which is all about the widening circle of people, ideas and places to go-it is never ending!" ~ (I agree with you Sarah and can totally relate to this. It sums up perfectly how I feel too!)

I'd also like to share this adorable awardees montage from Gabbi's blog.


This is the clever and creative way Gabbi acknowledges her award recipients. How cute is that? That's me represented by the gang of kokeshi dolls. Thanks so very much Gabbi and Sarah for the lovely awards xo

I'm passing the awards along to Shadow Shot Sunday participants because you're all an amazing, friendly, creative and inspiring bunch. Thanks for making SSS so much fun each and every week! To collect your awards, go visit Gabbi's award post here, and Sarah's award post here. Thanks again shadow shooters! xo

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sarah Wallis
2. robin-one still frame
3. BABYLONEZOO (France)
4. Sweet Repose
5. Tom Hilton
6. Vicki
7. Chie
8. Shannon
9. whizkid
10. The Summer Kitchen Girls
11. Clara & Marcela
12. Kuusela Finland
13. Sunnymama
14. Sylvia K WA USA
15. Chris
16. MeANderi
17. Gerald (Ackworth born)
18. MARGARET GOSDEN
19. Bobbie
20. Bree
21. ctmott
22. Maria Berg, Sweden
23. rache
24. Molokai Girl
25. Hot Fudge
26. Jane, Scotland UK
27. Small Reflections
28. Gemma
29. Faith Hope...
30. Jacqui
31. DaviMack
32. Bryan,GA
33. EG WOW! - Canada
34. Annette - In This Life
35. David C.
36. MonikaRose
37. Magical Mystical Teacher
38. Pagan Sphinx USA
39. ginger
40. 2FramesPerSecond
41. Tanya
42. Terri - teelgee
43. Sara Chapman in Seattle
44. Just Like Martha
45. Rita/Cashjocky USA
46. Charlie and Grace
47. Crafty Green Poet
48. Emma
49. Jonny Hamachi
50. Ginger~Wilmington NC
51. Anne
52. elizabeth schmid
53. alexa
54. wickedchilddesigns
55. desert garden, CA, USA
56. me Ann my camera Canada
57. david zen-kennedy USA
58. Dianne
59. Long Island Daily Photo
60. foto CHIP Sweden
61. Martha Z
62. Martha - Menagerie
63. arabesque~philippines
64. Linda M
65. Joanna P
66. Diahn Ott
67. floreta
68. Evette Mendisabal
69. Lisa's RetroStyle
70. Cherish
71. Deb (a newbie)

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