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” Confetti With Eagle Feather.”

An installation by Sporran.

This work was completed, entirely by the artist, over several hours. Well, it was not there when I went to bed, but was there when I stumbled out at 6am!

Confetti seems to be Sporran’s pièce de résistance, which could be horribly expensive if she ever gets into the cupboard where I keep my “good” paper!

For the record: no eagles were harmed during this process!


From art to food. And why not?

I think my favourite meals are those leisurely weekend lunches, especially when the weather allows for al fresco. And if at least part of the dish can be fresh-picked from the garden, even better.

Weekdays, I either don’t eat lunch, or just grab an apple. So the shared meals, with conversation, a glass or 3 of wine are a lovely way to relax and remember that life is NOT all about rushing around to timetables.


Anyone out there following weather patterns? If so, you’ve probably noted that some areas of Queensland have been experiencing a nasty cold snap. Yes, even up here, 300kms north of the tropic line! It’s so cold my skin is cracking and I do not relish the idea of messing about with wet paper, cold water and ink, but it must be done, so, til next time…it’s on with the Peruvian woolly hat and an extra sweater. (Yes…I’m a big sook!)


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!

12 thoughts on “WELL, YES, BUT IS IT ART?

  1. I can’t believe it’s cold up there, just like it is down here in Sydney. Hail this morning at 5am, huge storms and freezing weather – well, freezing by my standards anyway. Hey, those Peruvian hats are all the go at the moment so you must look really fashionable. I’d have worn one this morning if I’d had one. I’m ready for spring now please.


  2. **wanders off with your plate while you aren’t looking**


  3. It’s not often we can say this, so I will…

    It’s really really hot here in Suffolk. We’re all moaning about the heat (yeah I know winging poms, don’t know what heat is!!!). Seriously, it’s 30C+ every day and the nights are sticky and warm. Plus harvest has started and the air is full of dust and thunderbugs! We were promised a mega storm last night but in the end it was a half hearted shower!

    Don’t worry – it’s only a blip and we’ll go back to moaning about the wet cold English summer next week!!!


    Great art from Sporran. Chester loves making deckle edges!


  4. carol…I have lived in colder places;it’s the “open tropical” house that is difficult in this cold.Even closed, the hundreds of louvre windows don’t keep it away.

    ryan…enjoy! (I’m going to make an enormous cauldron of scalding soup now!)

    celia…30+ in Suffolk? Wow! Last time I was there I did get sunburned and the frog pond cracked dry and the moat dropped a couple of inches, but this??? Definitely whinge-worthy (like tropical cold!)


  5. Cats making art – I can has autograph?

    It’s darn chilly here in Seattle today as well (and it’s the middle of summer!) Flannel shirt, thick sock and lap blanket while working because I refuse to turn on the heat in July!


  6. My male cat chews up boxes too! What is up with that??? Wonderful art, however.

    I love your lunch. I thought you all were having winter there, but I guess it doesn’t get like it does here with piles of snow. I WISH I could have a leisurley day. It seems that every day is jam packed from dawn to dusk and then some. Maybe when our winter gets here……


  7. tara…you can has autograph. And I can spare a smidgin of pity (from my own misery) for your socked-and-shirted days!

    kate…well, our days are usually sunny enough to eat lunch out-of-doors, but both ends of the days are the kickers. And I think I’ll pass on the piles of snow.Fun as a kid, but the ancient joints don’t like it!


  8. Dinah: I think we could drag lunch out ’til dinner — don’t you? (Cocktails at 5.) Sporran is clearly benefitting from such excellent role modelling.


  9. Andrea…Oh, I’m sure we could manage a long lunch. Your place or mine?


  10. Polo has eaton through the speaker wires and Himself is not talking to me.

    That lunch looks good for a first course!


  11. ziggi…can’t you magic-fix it? And the lunch – that’s what the second commenter said!


  12. wish I could send you some of my knitting! that would keep you warm


    hugs, lots of them


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