Snow Fields

Snow fields at Perisher Valley, South Eastern Australia

I didn’t ski on our recent trip to the snow fields, but I did take many of pictures. My son, grandson and husband did, however, go tobogganing.

When I look at these images it makes me think of the Flemish painter Breugel the Elder – lots of snow, lots of people, lots of activity. But there the comparison stops….he was certainly a master of painting, which I am most certainly not!


Winter by Pieter Bruegel.1565




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I might be crazy, but I have been tempted to host a second  meme…usually thinking about it in those small hours of the night when all sorts of strange ideas come to mind. I say I might be crazy, because already I am stretched for time…but… I love making art and I love memes. I will try to keep it simple. I intend to do only one image as my contribution each week, unlike Mandarin Orange Monday when I always allow myself to be carried away and do many images – I have to admit, many more than I end up posting. So this will be a test for me.. can I be disciplined enough to do one pic only a week? So what is the meme?


THE RULES? Simply keep it geometric, using circles, squares, rectangles, triangles  and ovals – lines and or shapes .You can mix them into  one artwork, or simply keep to all angular or all curved shapes. They can be black and white, monochrome, or multicoloured.   It can be any kind of ART- Digital Art, Painting, Mixed Media, Drawing, Sculpture, Fibre Art, etc. And most importantly, it must be your own original work.   For the time being, mine will be Digital..but soon I will be painting too. My easel is sitting there ready to be used in the sunroom (my studio is too dark for painting). At the moment the easel displays my grandson’s paintings. Soon we will have to share! My contribution this week will be my new Geometric Friday logo – showing you the processes I used to make it.

Artists who might inspire you?

Cubist artists e.g. Picasso, Braque, Gris

Juan Gris


Pablo Picasso

De Stijl artists, designers and architects e.g. Mondrian, Van Doesburg and Reitveld.


van Doesburg


Piet Mondrian

Gerrit Rietveld


The Bauhaus – Both the building itself and the designer/artists

Bauhaus Dessau mit Jubiläumsprogramm

The Bauhaus by Walter Gropius


Farnsworth House by Mies Van der Rohe

Of course there are lots of other artists, designers and architects influenced by these works even today. You can be one of them:)

My pics for Geometric Friday #1 show how I arrived at the GF logo. I used Photoshop and mostly used Transform (perspective) tool and colour Fill.




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Winter Snow

It would probably surprise some to know that we do actually have some snow in Australia in winter. It is not all red, dry plains of the outback and eucalyptus bush. South Eastern Australia has snowfalls every winter, although apparently the amount of snow each year is slowly diminishing.

CEE’s Fun Foto Challenge has a different theme each week. This week it is Water/Winter.



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Crazy Dress

Every month I start something for Conny’s Mix it Monthly – sometimes it only gets as far as  folder of images to use. This time I actually finished..and it still early in the month.

Mix it Monthly theme for August is Crazy Dress. I dressed myself (digitally) in a summer crazy dress for the freezing temperatures of the Snowy Mountains. I tried very hard to keep to the colour scheme Piarom gave us. I did have to go through and take out all the orange bits that crept in. The final image I think I succeeded…if you don’t look to closely!




Summer Dress – Happy Dress:)


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Old string bag which I found at my parents’ house.


Crazy Dress – Crazy Woman!





Mix it Monthly August Colour Scheme




Sphere Sculpture

Driving from Cooma to the Snowy Mountains in NSW, Australia,  you mostly see cows and grass and the odd farm house. This sculpture certainly comes as a surprise. The Snowy River Shire Council commissioned sculptor Richard Moffat to create this amazing public sculpture. The sphere is made with recycled steel beams that were used  in the construction of the Ski Tube, which takes skiers and other tourists up to the ski slopes of Perisher Valley and Blue Cow.



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