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In a few hours, I shall be groping my way downstairs in the dark and heading for the airport. There I will board a plane for Brisbane to make the connection for my flight to….VANUATU.

Go here to see some of the things I’m looking forward to.

Behave yourselves while I’m away! Alternatively,kick up your heels and have fun.I shall!

(waves goodbye to the screen…)

Update… a friend sent me an email with some brilliant pictures of pencil art.’Way too big for Blogger, but I went a-googling and tracked down the artist,Jennifer Maestre. Try this:


Remember what I said about windows and reflections? Well, I finally took these off the wall to get a halfway reasonable shot! And still not the best!

This is a watercolour by Harvey Stone, a local artist. A kite, I think.


A New Zealand stitchbird, Notiomystis cincta, called ‘hihi’ in Maori. For more information, go to :

This is my first attempt at etching! It’s a proof which I floated on red paper as a birthday card for P. I wrecked the plate while trying to “add a little background interest” so this is pretty much the Alpha and Omega.
However, a couple of weeks ago I came across my original cartoon for this so perhaps I’ll do a photopolymer print…

And that is all I have to show you today, folks. We do have more pictures, but you’ll just have to wait!

One more clue to my holiday destination?
Oh, alright… go here:



Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

10 thoughts on “MORE ART FOR THE HEART

  1. that first one looks more like a bird than a kite


  2. ziggi…yes


  3. Love the stitchbird. And yes I do read Jafabrit – love the edginess to her work, very flattered by the association. Thanks for the pointer to Andreas new link – I have read it before, but a re-visit could be just the thing.
    I’ve been totally scatterebrained recently – our little school saga is still ongoing and is quite destroying my equilibrium. The friendly comments are a great tonic….


  4. Wow, marvelous collection Dinahnow. It’s wonderful to be surrounded by art. I like Andrea’s Dinahmow and Josh creation.


  5. Your etching is charming! But I’m starting to get tired of looking at birds… 🙂


  6. Your etching is really good! How talented you are. 😉


  7. ces, andrea and bibi…thankyou. What you see are the better efforts. An awful lot “went up the chimney!”


  8. now i understand why you were packing…the art crowded you out!
    my god, you have some wonderful stuff there, and beautifully matted and framed too. me, i’m just barely past the thumbtacks and tape stage.


  9. FN…I have a shelf groaning under the weight of unframed stuff, too.One of these days, there will have to be a clear-out!


  10. Enjoy Vanuatu before it is reclaimed by the Ocean!
    I have always wanted to wander aimlessly around Oceania for about a year, or two.

    I am insanely jealous.


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