Conceptual Art – Safe Haven

This was a conceptual piece with a difference, mostly apart from the original image of the house, the rest is using resources from artist friends, backgrounds and such. Also every time I had an idea on HOW to progress with this piece I tried to do the opposite, kind of why it possibly looks nothing…

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Conceptual Portraits – Missing in Action

I have begun a new online course on Conceptual Portraits with my two favourite educators Brooke Shaden and Sebastian Michaels. When Brooke was here in June, I was chatting to Brooke with a few Photoshopartistry friends and we said Brooke should really get in contact with Sebastian and do something together. Six months later and…

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Conceptual Portraits – Hung up to Dry

Ever had that feeling that you have no more to give, everyone asks so much of you, you feel like you have been totally wrung out? Hung up to dry? Even when you feel totally wrecked, sometimes, just sometimes there is a guiding light a little shimmer of hope that things will get better. That…

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So I kind of did this Thing! Adult Content

Please note that this post contains artful nudity, if this offends you, please do not read.

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Share your world 10th December 2019

Every week Melanie from Sparks of a combustible mind poses a series of questions, some fun some a little more deep and meaningful. Some weeks they are painfully difficult and really make you think. What is truth? Truth is in the eye of the beholder, much like beauty I guess. Two different sides of war will…

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Spring Outings – Bruno’s Sculpture Gardens

I have been to Bruno’s in Marysville a few times, this is a remarkable attraction to visit. Almost completely devasted in the 2009 bushfires, Bruno has been slowly but surely putting things back how they were. So it was wonderful when we visited here recently with a photography friend to see so many new pieces.…

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Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art – Nullawil

I believe I have saved my favourite for last. Completed in 2018 by artist Smug (from Scotland). Depicting the Aussie kelpie, a farmer’s best friend. The farmer is only partially represented in the image, with the attention placed solely on the dog, named Jimmy. The detail in the fur and Jimmy’s eyes are simply wonderful.…

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Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art – Sea Lake

Sea Lake is the newest of the Wimmera-Mallee (Victorian) Silo Art trail, which forms part of the Australian Silo Art Trail. There is also a water tank trail, but that is an entirely different story and I really have nothing to share with these as yet. This amazing installation was completed a few weeks before…

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Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art – Rochester

I reckon these silos have to be among the cutest, featuring a squirrel glider and an azure kingfisher, both local and native to the region. Painted by (Jimmy)Dvate. The town of Rochester is super proud of these silos, and why wouldn’t they be. If you would like to read more about Dvate or the cute…

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NE Silo Art Trail – Tungamah

Western Australian street artist Sobrane Simcock was commissioned to paint the privately-owned Tungamah Silos in 2018. This was the first silo to be painted in north-east Victoria, the beginning of the NE Silo Art Trail. Sobrane was the first Australian female silo artist. ~ Julz

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