Tuesday, March 17, 2015

LUCK OF THE IRISH OR POT LUCK

Hello!
A Happy St. Patrick's Day to ye all..

Behold the  Birthday cake Little Aussie & I made for the Irish Lass last week:
green jelly shamrock, sugar roses, giant candle ...




We are multi-cultural in the Red Cardinal nest..


I also made some Australiana bunting, (available Spotlight), a gift to Canada:





You know I love a red bird.
My friend N sent me this one.  Take a closer look, and what do you see?



And another puzzle:

D R M F S

Looking at these letters, which letter comes next?
Let's see who is first with the answer...


In other brain challenges, this week I am working on the new exhibition at GOMA ...

David Lynch:  Between Two Worlds

This is part of the Entry installation, based on his 2007 painting:


Two doors - two worlds can be light/dark, good/evil etc.
Lynch's work looks beneath the surface, as there is always something more...

The title comes from Lynch's 1990s television show, Twin Peaks, about a world hidden with a deeper truth, where Glastonbury Grove is a path to the counter world.  Must admit I have never seen it.
I'm sorry now...

However, Lynch is beginning work on a return series, to be released in 2016.

David Lynch is known for his movies: Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and so on.
But he has also been a keen visual artist for 50 years.
There are 200 fascinating works on display: paintings, sculpture, lithography, photography, video, music.  Lynch is a multi-talented artist.


Last week I gave in to the lure of H&M's sequinned skirt.
And I Love It!


I think it enjoyed its first outing, to the Qld Symphony Orchestra.
And the wine.

On the program was Soloist-in-Residence, violinist  Shlomo Mintz, playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47. 
Exquisitely..




XXXX




36 comments:

  1. I didn't know that David Lynch was an artist too. I'm intrigued. What do you mean when you write, "I'm working on...". What do you do?

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    1. Oops, I work as a tour guide (docent), Katharine. It is a very rewarding activity, but does require a bit of time in research and preparation. David Lynch has only had a small number of exhibitions ; His former partner, Isabella Rossellini, suggested that his work should be shown. He came to Australia for the opening last weekend.

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  2. Well! I see a male ballet dancer, and is the next letter L?
    The little family will enjoy their bunting when it arrives in Canada, and have a happy St. Patrick's Day.

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    1. Yes, and Yes, Rosemary. The painting on the dancer's body is amazing, I think.
      Hope you have a happy day. Australians like to suddenly discover their Irish roots once a year!

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  3. All the luck in the world to you also Trish. Little Aussie and yourself are an awesome cake making duo. Incredible body art for the bird! Loved your post and I really enjoyed Twin Peaks xx

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    1. Aha, you will have to tell me about Twin Peaks one day, Michelle. Glad you enjoyed! xx

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  4. I didn't know David Lynch was an artist either, I quite like them. x

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    1. Lots of us are surprised re David Lynch, Suzy. Off to do my first tour today - fingers crossed it goes well! Have a great week x

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  5. My, you must have been really dressed up for the concert. I saw the long legs in the tail of the parrot. Someone posted some of these on Facebook recently.

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    1. Look at the parrot's head, Linda - the point at the top is an elbow, with the hand coming down to form the beak. You will see the whole person emerge.

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  6. I love your Australian bunting, Patricia! Your Canadian family will really enjoy hanging it up in their home. I have no idea what the solution to your puzzle is. I'll have to pop back here later today to see if anyone has come up with the answer.

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    1. Thanks Kristie, loved making the bunting. The letter puzzle is musical - that is the clue. See if you can work it out :)

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  7. The cake is my favourite, good on you and Little Aussie and I wish I could try some! I am not being very smart here but I can't see what it is with the parrot. Looks like a spoon on its tail.... I see from another comment that it is legs, but I don't see those. Oh dear...

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    1. Ah, the 'spoon' is just body paint Jenny. Start at the top - their is an elbow forming the crest, and a hand comes down to form the beak. The eye is painted on the dancer's forehead. The right arm comes down to the perch, with a hand forming a claw. See how you go from there!

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  8. Your puzzle is difficult! I have no idea what it could be...I'll keep thinking. The David Lynch exhibition looks very interesting. I've always wanted to watch Twin Peaks, I remember when it was all anyone talked about!

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    1. The letter puzzle is musical, Jennifer. You and your family will work it out. When the new series of Twin Peaks comes out, you and I can see it for ourselves :) Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. Well, I see a paint brush at the end of the bird's long feathered tail, and I see an amazing bird, it's beautiful. Little Aussie's birthday cake is so festive and looks yummy. I am lovin' your new sequined skirt, and the orchestra is a great place to wear it.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day, Patricia. I always leave your blog with a smile.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, the bird is a human, a dancer, covered in body paint. Look at the head; the crest is an elbow with the hand coming down to form the beak. The dancer's face is under the elbow, the eye painted on the forehead. The other arm comes down to the tree, and the hand becomes a claw. One leg forms the tail, the other is bent at the knee, which is painted red. Hope you can see it now.
      Sequin skirt says thank you, and is off to the ballet soon. love.P.

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  10. I see a naked lady in the bird painting.....very cool!
    That skirt is fabulous! You go girl! Hahaha!
    Hope you had a nice day....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It is a very cool painting, indeed Linda.
      Who'd have thought I'd wear a sequin skirt 'at my age'...well, there is a first time for everything :)
      Cheers to Canada.

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  11. A belated Happy St. Patrick's Day, Patricia. This was the first St. Patrick's Day that I knew our family had some Irish roots. We knew of our strong English heritage, but thanks to Ancestry.com via a DNA test, I found out that 6% of our DNA is from Ireland. Very exciting to learn! So now, celebrating is that much more fun! And what pretty shamrocks you have posted!

    I saw all of David Lynch's films, as well as, watched Twin Peaks in the 90s. He has slowed down in recent years, and I've not seen as many movies lately either.

    Ahh, little Aussie is a sweet Pisces, a sensitive soul! A darling cake for the little lad.

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  12. Thank you Debra. What fun to find your Irish roots - I remember a song from childhood, which said 'There's a little bit of Irish in everybody's heart', so you have found yours.
    Well done, having seen all the Lynch films. I have seen only two, but will try to catch the others during the Exhibition as they are being shown in the adjoining cinema. I am now so intrigued by Twin Peaks, I will try to buy a boxed set. He is 69 this year, so no doubt has showed down with the films. However, his art production is still going on, and of course the new Twin Peaks. He came to Brisbane for just 3 days, then flew right back to LA.

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  13. I absolutely love the Australian bunting... what a brilliant idea. Jx

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    1. Thanks Janice, I loved it on sight, too. Hope the family enjoy it too! x

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  14. I think I missed this post - put it down to a heavy head cold! There would be a lot of preparation in order to do a guided tour - and a few bits of knowledge up one's artistic sleeve to impart should questions arise. The sequinned skirt looks gorgeous.

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    1. Sorry to hear about the head cold - last thing you need when starting to study. The preparation paid off, and my first tour went well. Looking forward to the next one, and refining it a bit. Sequin skirt says thank you, and she is off to the ballet next week.

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  15. Now I´m the one arriving late to visit you.
    A belated Happy Birthday to little Aussie!!!
    You have once again managed to gather so much interesting in just one post! Feeling like hiding my head in the bush.
    Can´t concentrate on reading these days. Only following two blogs and being late on commenting on them as well.
    Have a good weekend!

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  16. I think we are both having 'Senior Moments', Mette - he he
    When one is busy, with much happening in life, it can be difficult to spare the luxury of time for blogs. I am trying to follow about 20, and at times, I miss quite a lot of posts. Happy weekend to you too!

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  17. A lovely varied post, Patricia. I remember Twin Peaks. It was brilliant and one to stay home for! I hope you had a great St Patrick's Day there in Australia. By the way, my blogs address has changed. It's now vallypee@blogspot.nl. New address, new layout, new look altogether :)

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    1. Val! Welcome back to the Land of Blog. I'll be over there. Another recommendation for Twin Peaks: I have now found Series 1 on Ebay and breathlessly wait for its arrival :)

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  18. A gorgeous cake Patricia - clever little Aussie!
    I can see the body but I don't get the letter puzzle - good for Rosemary!
    I don't understand the significance....please tell!
    The orchestra sounded great! A pretty clutch.

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  19. Hi Shane, The letters stand for Do Re Mi Fa So - and L for La. Remember the song from the Sound of Music?
    Love going to the Orchestra! xx

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  20. First off … big congrats on your sequin skirt my dear! Second, I have so enjoyed your instagram share of the David Lynch exhibit. I remember Twin Peaks … but never knew he was also a visual artist. thank you for sharing my dear!

    As always, I so enjoyed the glimpses into your life! xox

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    1. Dear Tamera,
      Sequin skirt thanks you, and says she is off to the Ballet tonight!
      There is much surprise in the community about David Lynch the artist - it is a pleasure to take tours of this exhibition. I now have my box set of Series 1, so shall enjoy catching up on Twin Peaks. xox

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  21. I didn't get the puzzle either, so thanks for the solution in the comment. I somehow missed this post with my sister's visit, but am glad I found it so that I could see that amazing cake. :) I too didn't realise that David Lynch is an artist. How interesting.

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    1. And I forgot to give the puzzle solution in the next post! Glad you found it, Perpetua. David Lynch has surprised many, and the exhibition is a tremendous success. The Gallery is very pleased with this exhibition.

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