Freddie’s Monday’s joke of the week

My friend Freddie wants to present Monday’s Joke of the Week.

freddie joke of week

The large sign at the Zoo warned visitors not to scare the ostriches. The floors are concrete!

ostrich

OUCH!

 

 

 

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Retrospective musings.

The other day I was browsing through images of some of my earlier art works.

In particular, it was interesting to review my early abstract pieces.  Two in particular still stand the test of time.

Red Beach Towel, Yellow Bikini

This piece was a tribute to the beach culture of the Gold Coast.  The saying goes that ‘Life is a Beach; all you need is sun, sand and sea.

This piece was done as a tryptic and was painted in oil and was my very first attempt at abstract.

Red beach towel and yellow bikini tryptic

Caged Music

My second attempt at abstract was a diptych.  Caged Music was painted in oil and was an exercise in texture.   I remember the fun I had fun finding all sorts of materials to build up the texture of the painting.

bird cage dyptich

Both of these pieces were sold and I hope the owners are still enjoying them.

 

Monday’s Joke of the Week.

Hope this brings a smile to your dial.  Don’t forget laughing is good for your health!

Have a great week.

Why fly south cartoon

 

Dangers of Swimming at Night

I live by the ocean and the inspiration for this poem and painting was an article in the local paper about a tourist to the Gold Coast who went swimming late one night after a celebratory night-out in Surfers Paradise.

It is important to always respect the ocean both during the day and at night.

The Dangers of swimming at night

Dangers of swimming at night.

An ocean is a world of its own

A mystery, an unknown zone

Wonder at its undiscovered depths

Respect and love its strength.

The ocean gives , the ocean takes

Upon shores its endless waves break

We sail upon, we fish, we play

Sun shines on blue throughout  the day.

At night, we swim for fun

No fear,  let  inhibitions run

Who cares what lurks beneath,

Way down, down in the deep.

However danger goes before.

Check who’s watching the shore

Swim in close don’t go too far

Excited to announce – my art is selling at Springbrook.

It is with great excitement that I announce that my art has been accepted by the Fudge Shop up on beautiful Springbrook which is located in the beautiful Heritage Listed National Park Qld, with unspoiled rain forest, famous waterfalls, walks for the keen bush walkers, scenic lookouts, loads of wildlife and the   ” the best damn fudge on the Coast! “   All their fudge is made fresh daily, onsite.  They also sell local art and other items such as – soaps, jams, locally made honey and the popular Lemon Myrtle products.

So go for a drive to see their lovely shop, buy some fudge and peruse all the interesting pieces of local art.  Maybe buy some of my art!

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Good morning sunshine.

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Good morning sunshine

Your radiant rays welcome the day

Orange hues chase night skies away

Your warmth revives life anew

Caress the sky into hues of blue.

Good morning sunshine.

Flowers and buds seek out your light

Morning birds celebrate with songs so bright

Each morning let us praise with voice

Contemplate and reverently rejoice

Giver of life – good morning sunshine.

 

The photograph of this beautiful sunrise was taken this week on my early morning walk.  The photo has been digitally altered to make it an interesting image.