Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tasmania - Part 1

I was away last week in Tasmania. Eight days were enough to tour the island, explore the wilderness and enjoy some down time in Hobart. The island is so quite but powerfully beautiful, a great place to relax and forget about the daily routine,
Here is a selection of photos. Part 2 will focus on Salamanca market.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

My new feathers

A few days ago I walked into, what may be my favorite store in Melbourne, Dinosaur Designs, and spotted this beautiful necklace. My mom, dad and bfriend (Marc) were there and witnessed me oohing and aahing over it. I was determined not to buy it that afternoon, but to ponder it over and go back at the end of my trip. But yesterday afternoon, as i was busy hanging out with my mom, Marc drove back to the city. In the evening as we sat down to have dinner, i noticed a familiar bag with beautiful packaging hanging off the back of my chair. And here it is, one of the most beautiful pieces of Australia (at least to my eye) will be coming home with me, thanks to Marc and my dear parents. Love you guys.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Brunswick Street - part 1

Brunswick street is located in Melbourne's neighborhood of Fitzroy.It's the best selection of small cafes serving tasty food, alternative fashions and organic vegetable shops in Melbourne. People living in the area have a great appreciation for art and relaxed lifestyle. The best thing about this neighborhood is that it is unpretentious, tolerant and accommodating of all types of people. More pictures of this neighborhood to follow.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Veg Out in Melbourne

Veg Out is an organic, chemical free garden run by volunteers. Formerly a lawn bowling green, the land has been permanently reserved for public use since 1881. They offer around 140 plots, where members, friends, families and community groups enjoy getting their hands into the soil. Many have little or no gardening experience, but they soon learn as advice, seedlings and friendships are readily shared.

Unlike most community gardens in Melbourne, Veg Out lacks rigid barriers between common land and each plot; the paths curve and meander; flowers, vegetables and artworks have equal standing; the rabbits, chickens, budgies and quails add yet another dimension; and the friendships that have sprung up between gardeners, artists and visitors make the gardens an oasis of calm in one of Melbourne's busiest tourist precincts.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My adventure starts today

I generally don't make new year's resolution, but one that I plan on sticking to is updating this blog on a more regular basis. I will refrain from posting only the pictures of my work and will try to share with you images and things that inspire me.
Is there a better way to start but to take you on an adventure with me via this mini diary of my upcoming trip to Australia. While there my base will be my sister's home in the beautiful city of Melbourne and from there on I will see where the roads will take me.
Till later mates!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Before and After

This number was my last piece in 2010 and I could not have imagined a nicer piece to work on. This was a custom job for a very sweet couple and I hope they are enjoying it today as much as I enjoyed working on it.