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Man I know things have been a TOTAL SNOOZEFEST around here for friggin ages, but I am still re-vamping the site!
Shall do it even if it damn near kills me!!!!
Happy reveal day people!!!
Say G'day to the beautifully colourful subject of my 2015 Canberra show entry, the RAINBOW Lorikeet !!
See what I did with the theme there ?!?!
I really didn't want to go down the literal path and choose something with the famous rainbow arches, or a pot of gold, etc..
So I thought why not feature the brilliant colours of one of Australia's most beloved, pretty and playful birds !
Here is my lil guy @ 30%!
So excited to dive into all the pretty blues on his noggin!!
I tell you what, full colour pieces are so much more fun to work on I LOVE me some colour!!!
Actually the Rainbow Song doesn't really apply yet...
I'm yet to see any red or purple....this is awkward....clearly...the song is in need of a re-write...or I could just not quote it at this time....
Glad that's sorted.
Moving swiftly onwards, holy crap i'm @ 20%!
Actually, I lied. There are teeny tiny bits of purple and red in there aren't there?.... but who gives a fluff about a dot of red or purple when the greens are looking as damn fine as they are right here!!? Eh?!?! EH?!?! Damn straight !
The colours are combining and are POPPING better that I could have imagined so everything is coming up Milhouse so far !!!
Any guesses as to what it is ?!?!
I feel like I need to break my silence on it soon, because i'm still quite a ways away from revealing anything that will give it away, but you guys are smart. I have full faith that someone will get it .
Speaking of smart - Can we all please raise our glasses, real or imaginary, to the incredible talents on show here!!!
Now raise your glasses again because folks this gorgeous Harry has been sent in by the amazing, fabulous lady that is Shirley and are you ready for this?!?!
Harry was Shirley's FIRST attempt at this style of crochet....
FIRST ATTEMPT PEOPLE !!!
Shirley, the next time I am anywhere near cake, I will be eating it in your honor my friend because you are a superstar !!!!
You know what else?!?!
Sign me up for two slices because guys, the talented lady of awesomenocity (it's a word. I said so.) LouAnne has been at it again and has only gone and crocheted herself a Ginny!!!
Honest to Betsy, i'm gonna need a lie down....so much fantastic-ness...that is so not a word in any universe.
My how time flies (gets gobbled up in fact) when you start a book that completely sucks you in....
Every spare second seems to be stolen by 'Gone With The Wind' at the moment...
I always thought it would be quite a tough read, but the writing is superb and transports all your senses to Tara and by god i'm enjoying it ! Still battling with the slavery, sexism, and general social attitudes within, but it certainly provides a fascinating and importrant insight into life leading up to the civil war.
You know what, I hate to go off on an angry tangent here but yesterday morning I saw one of those bloody awful morning chit-chat shows (I could feel myself losing the will to live and my IQ dropping the more I sat there and watched it ) and my ears pricked up when they started talking about Tom & Jerry...
Stay with me here I swear I have a point!! So I thought Ou! Here comes a flashback into my childhood ! But no... they ended up discussing the fact that Tom & Jerry cartoons should be banned from tv for being....racist....
What the hell is happening with the world?!
a) It is a cartoon
b) from a pre-'PC' era
c) HOW THE HELL IS TOM & JERRY RACIST?!?!?!?!
According to the panel discussing it, the cartoon featured a Mammy character. I don't remember a character like that but does that mean we should ban it?! What comes next?! Putting classification sticker warnings on the front of books like Gone With The Wind?!? To protect ourselves from coming face to face with our social history??!
*Sigh* apologies for ranting but I get a bee in my bonnet about people trying to wrap everyone up in cotton wool... grrrr!!!
So all that aside, i'm totally loving FINALLY reading GWTW !
CROCHET UPDATE TIME !!!
I am clapping-like-crazy super happy to post this update because the colours are blending beautifully !!
I'm still yet to bring in all 27 colours, but so far i'm buzzing man!!! Coming along mighty well!!
You know what else rocks ?!?!
LOUANNE has completed the trio to absolute PERFECTION!!! Blooming marvellous LouAnne !! Thank you for sharing!!!
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G'Day and welcome to my lil gallery
Feel free to browse away to your eyes content, leave me a comment on the tag-board or just soak up some crocheted portraiture!
I also really need to take 2 seconds here to extend the biggest of "THANK YOU!!!"'s to Lokesh Dhakar whose 'Lightbox2' script is the sickest thing since sliced bread I would seriously be stuffed without the aid of this coding brilliance, so MASSIVE KUDOS to you Mr. Dhakar
You're a star man!!
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Books, Books, Books!!!
Books fall open, you fall in.
This lil' animation is topsy-turvy! The little dude should be chasing the BOOK, because that is what I plan to be doing more of in 2015 !
I was on the lookout for a reading challenge for 2015 that would:
a) have a goal of reading 52 books
b) pose a list of books that would challenge me to read more diversely (I usually drift towards biographies and classics), and
c) have a cool title. Yup. I really am that shallow. !
So whilst drooling and scrolling through my latest batch of pins on Pinterest, I was pretty darn elated to happen upon the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE !!
(Totallee cool name right ?!)
I am already stoked to announce that I am totallee off and
Wow. Suffering a severe case of shiny face right there
'James Dean' by George Perry! So much for 'reading more diversely' eh?! Technically, this is a biography, but biographies are based on true 'stories' yeah?!? *sigh* I'm hopeless.
Alright i'm totallee cheating with this one, but I have been on such a Jimmy D kick lately that I had to read this!
As a result, I am now slightly obsessed
My goodness he was an amazing person! He faced such tragedy in his early life AND of course in his sudden death, but my word did he squeeze a lot of life out of his 24 years.
Twenty-four years... man it still makes my stomach drop to the floor...
The book provides a great insight into the light and dark shades of Jimmy's character and highlighted aspects of his life and his nature that really brought home what a complex and yet utterly relatable guy he was. Despite his tendency to be quite an introverted, surly and by some accounts outright rude kinda dude, there are stories of truly heart-warming gestures and a vulnerability about him that those close to him said shone through in his onscreen performances
For a teeny bit more Jimmy gushing, check out my first Popsugar-related Youtube vid!
Yup! I have almost finished 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee and I have thoroughly enjoyed it I shall save my thoughts till I have finished, but can we all just take a moment to appreciate just how insanely AWESOME SCOUT IS!!! WHAT A LIL FIRECRACKER! LOVE HER !
If you are participating in the Popsugar reading challenge or any reading challenge this year, I would love to hear of your progress and what kind of books you are reading ! Be sure to leave me a tag or leave a link to your youtube book reviews!
Now back to knocking over challenge number 2!!
Tutorials, ramblings and randomness...G'Day G'Day!
This is the place to watch old vlogs!
Proceed with caution - as they're bloody awful!
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