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ANZAC Day

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Originally posted on Anne Lawson:
Last Saturday was ANZAC Day, the day in which we remember the men and women who have fought for Australia, and New Zealand, in many overseas wars; remembering too the many who are still serving. This…

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Botanic illustration and flower painting

Jan McDonald, the Rare Books Librarian at the State Library of Victoria, uses two books from the collection to show the difference between botanic illustration and flower painting. One book contains depictions of Australian plants collected by scientific illustrator Austrian … Continue reading

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Jean Paul Gaultier

Photos from the recent Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the NGV Melbourne. Such wonderfully playful creations. And to finish off, a slide show showing the amazing models. The face was projected onto the model and it looked like she was … Continue reading

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The gift of music #4 — Dave Holmes

You may remember that I have a wonderful stash of music given to me on my birthday, and you also may remember that I am sharing those musical gifts with you. It is a long time since I have shared any, but … Continue reading

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The Art of Botanical Illustration 2014

Unfortunately the Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition, organised by the friends of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, is finished. Also, again unfortunately, I have no photos to show you. Photography was not allowed. Even if it was I would not show … Continue reading

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Off to the Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition — a walk through Melbourne

Two years ago, when I was new to the blogging world, I published this post about going to the Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition. I am going to republish it, because I like it! Also, last week I went along much the … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is the big day, but Wednesday will be even bigger!

Tomorrow is the day that I have to drop my painting of Cullen pallidum off to be part of the selection process for the Art of Botanical Illustration, hosted by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Their standard, … Continue reading

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The gift of music #3 — Young Voices of Melbourne

You will remember that I have a wonderful stash of music given to me on my birthday, and you will also remember that I am sharing those musical gifts with you. Out there by the choir, Young Voices of Melbourne … Continue reading

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A wander through the Royal Botanical Gardens

It struck me the other day that after my house and my Mum’s house, I spend the next largest chunk of my time in and around the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne. About 8 years ago I started botanic art … Continue reading

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Bunya bunya cones

I guess there must be bloggers out there who struggle to find something to write about. I am not one of them 🙂  I have a mental list a mile long that I intend to write. But then things just … Continue reading

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