Category Archives: Art

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“This is a good image”

Said Barbara Franklet, highly attractive (and no less talented) artist, in her Mockingbird Studio in Nelson. “You should use it” No point in arguing. It turns into this Her pictures “grace” our walls, as she puts it… And just to … Continue reading

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Darryl Frost plays with fire

Darryl Frost has 2 kilns – the “fast one” (takes a mere 24 hours..) and the “slow one”. The “slow one” burns for 10 days in the Japanese anagama tradition and delivers stunning outcomes, melted and scarred from the heat … Continue reading

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Muriel

The Listener, a liberal leaning current affairs weekly (my mate Houghton refers to it as “that Commie rag”,so you can guess his political persuasion…) features grammatical catastrophes. As in: The Invercargill City Council approved $3000 for a muriel for the … Continue reading

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Dandelions

I think these sculptures are by Jane Downes – they’re very similar to ones we saw at Headland Sculpture on the Gulf on Waiheke in 2015. Get to see these walking around the inlet foreshore track kindly provided by our … Continue reading

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Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae

Aka the Tui –  the best bird in the world. Iridescent green with a white tuft of feathers at its throat, with a song to die for   And they’re FAST. The ones around the cottage move between the manuka … Continue reading

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“Felt more like a 3.7 to me…”

They don’t call New Zealand the Shaky Isles for nothink (as our Proime Minister is wont to say…). GeoNet (Geological hazard information for New Zealand – geonet.org.nz) registered 20 moderate to strong earthquakes in January 2017 alone.  You get a … Continue reading

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