See the raindrops, dancing on the pool?
It's been raining again, and the garden is loving it..
When it is not raining, it is freezing cold.
Time for new scarves..
and new boots..
and break out my warm Mondrian dress, c 2013.
Little Aussie and his Dad came to visit for a few days over the school holidays..
We made sausage rolls..
and played Mousetrap..
No, I'm not sure if that was Darth Vader either...
Lego still rules.
I liked this dress Kate wore for the Battle of the Somme commemoration.
Subtle mourning, beautiful beige lace over black.
|Shirley Macnamara, Qld. b. 1949 'Skullcap' 2013|
I thought you might like to see this art installation, part of the Exhibition 'Line and Form : Paintings and Sculpture from the Indigenous Australian Collection',
currently on show at GoMA.
In 'Skullcap' Queensland artist Shirley Macnamara recalls customary funerary practices for some Indigenous women, where heads were plastered with white clay or gypsum to form a cap. This was worn for some time after a bereavement, successive coatings being added making it very heavy and uncomfortable.
Macnamara does not copy the caps found in museum collections, rather she adds emu feathers to her red ochre form, recalling the emu-plumed hats of Australian soldiers in the two World Wars. In particular, she wishes to ensure the Aboriginal soldiers who went to war and never returned to their loved ones, are no longer forgotten.
We had a Federal election in Australia last weekend.
So close was it, that we still have no result, and no Prime Minister.
We live in strange times.