Contents of Posts Index

Here is a list of posts in descending order from the earliest to the most recent.  Click on any title to go straight to the post of your choice.    [Note: Pages, as opposed to posts, are the titles you see on the black background at the top of your screen.]

Welcome  a brief introduction and hello

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Going Public coming to terms with having a blog

Quiet a drawing about a Paris street

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New Work in Progress Page more about the drawing “Quiet”

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Love is in the Air a Valentine’s Day post with a Paris theme

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Julie’s Parallel World inspiration from exotic places

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Here Comes the Night a drawing with lamp and lantern in Kyoto

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It Ain’t Necessarily So how to tell REAL geisha from girls dressing up

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Spirited Away the story behind a drawing and the passing of a photographer

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The Artist is Absent writing about an upcoming overseas trip

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Northern Exposure photo essay from four weeks in the northern hemisphere

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A Girl’s Best Friend First day as a maiko (apprentice geisha) in Kyoto

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Love in a Cold Climate photo essay from Saint Petersburg

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Rare View a drawing of Satohana, Maiko of Kamishichiken

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Are you Back? waxing lyrical about Japan, illustrated with drawings

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Art Hell a bad week for this artist!

Art Hell 2 the bad week ends in a ripped up drawing

Art Helping People in Need information about an annual art auction for charity

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Putting a Cat Amongst the Pencils thoughts on art hell and art auction results

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Waiting a portrait of Satohana, Maiko of Kamishichiken

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Faulting and Folding  similarities between hills and kimono

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Burning Down the House a house fire and art gone forever

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Art Personality Disorder a psychological disorder discovered by me!

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New Order for Old Posts introducing the Contents Page to my readers

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Five Views of Kotomi five drawings recording a very special dance performance in Kyoto

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Aberration a drawing of a piece of street art in Saint Germain des Près

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Le fugitif: cat on the run  I saw a ‘lost cat’ notice in Paris and made a drawing of it

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In the Beginning(s)  A post about early coloured pencil work.

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Photorealism  The umbrella which my type of art stands under

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Welcome to Christchurch A walk through post-earthquake Christchurch

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The Cats of Miraflores A visit to an unusual cat society in Lima

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Observation A drawing of Katsuyuki and the white heron

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17th September 1983 A post to celebrate 30 years of marriage

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Just Landed The first drawing of a new series of birds at Fremantle

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Take Me to the River The second drawing of a new series of Fremantle birds

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New York  A photo essay of New York

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Le Jardin de Claude Monet  Two visits, in autumn and spring, to Monet’s garden

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On the Waterfront  A drawing in my “Birds of Fremantle” series

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Voici Paris  An exhibition of Parisian photos from my last three visits

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La Dance  A drawing of a cormorant striking a dance pose

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A Difficult Birth  a post about trouble I had with my drawing “Eye Catcher”

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Early Bird  A portrait of a crested tern early in the morning

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Right Royal Ribbing   Street art of a royal nature in East London

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Horsey London  A series of London photos with an equine slant

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Are you a street art fancier?   Street art in London

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Wings  An Oystercatcher stretches in the morning sun

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Low  A drawing of some New York street art

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The Art of Happiness  Transformation from ugly to beautiful by art

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White Noise  I made a drawing of New York street art

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Life is Beautiful   A drawing of street art found in Paris

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A Fog over London   A photographic post of a foggy morning on December 11th, 2013.

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Saphie’s Last Post  A photographic tribute to our cat, who died today.

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Tableau A drawing set in Saint Germain des Près

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Jacques Russell  A stylish Jack Russell terrier in Paris

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To You Both  My response to a Christmas card in a shop window display

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A time to destroy  Another ripped up drawing

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Just a New York Conversation  A drawing of street art found in NY.

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Christchurch Revisited  Another look at post-earthquake Christchurch

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This is New Zealand  Photo essay on magnificent New Zealand

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Send in the Birds  Photo essay and story about New Zealand birds

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Rue de l’Echaudé  a new drawing of my favourite Paris street

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The baby we had to have  A new baby and a new way of doing art

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Watercolour Supplication  How watercolours led me out of Art Purgatory

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Blue Angel  New portrait in pencils and crayons of Satohana

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An Exceptional Day in Gion  An opportunistic afternoon in Kyoto

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Daughter of Kyoto   Portrait of Katsuyuki on the day of her erikae

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Surprise!   Two maiko walk into a wall of photographers – a drawing.

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The Fleeting and the Transient  A story about my drawing “Dichotomy”

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Rhapsody in Blue  A Paris streetscape named after Gershwin’s concerto

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OZASHIKI!   Photos and story from a most enchanting night in Kyoto

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Sleepless in Kyoto  My early morning walk through Kyoto streets

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Enfolded  Drawing of a geiko entering Ichiriki Teahouse in Kyoto

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Smile, you’re on candid camera   photos of maiko and geiko from June 2014

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Life isn’t perfect but it can be beautiful nonetheless   an artist statement

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Young Artist Old Artist  Two portraits – Satsuki-san and me

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 Together      Support in times of stress

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Art as Comfort   Art to comfort a troubled mind

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The Art of Elegance  a drawing of Katsutomo and lanterns

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The Artist is Present  Some thoughts about my art exhibition

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I didn’t know that artists talked to people”   Some more thoughts about exhibiting

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Hello Introvert Self    The exhibiting side of me goes back into storage

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Diamonds    A drawing of three maiko on shijo-dori

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The Big Picture   My second post about Graeme Miles Richard’s murals

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Step by Step   A drawing of two women with umbrellas

Second Life  the story of an Australian kidney transplant

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 Repeating Patterns  a drawing in progress

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Private Thoughts  a drawing of Makiko-san

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 Confession      A new way of listening

Greetings  Portrait of maiko, Kanako

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No Such Thing as ‘Background’   Treating your whole space respectfully

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Blue Pearl  a portrait in profile of Sayaka

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 Not Every Girl is Popular  A Facebook challenge brings back memories

Black Power  A post about my use of black and white pencils

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Based on a True Story  a post about bending facts to tell a good story

Quality Control   two good lanterns and a bad lantern

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Just Walk Away Renée   A motif of women walking away

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The Power of Glow    Three new lantern drawings

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The Gift of Art  I gave a drawing to my muse

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 Sister Support  Satsuki and Marika

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 Baikasai    Tea and cake under the plum blossom

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Kyoto Photo Journal    photos from my 16th trip

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 Small Gardens   tiny outdoor spaces in Kyoto and Kurashiki

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 Kea Auto Care  Those pesky kea parrots in New Zealand!

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Passage   A drawing of a timeless passage in Gion, Kyoto

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The Last Piece Before I Die   How do I decide what to draw next?

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Materializing   A drawing where a geiko materializes from the shadows

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Let the Paper Experiment Begin  Trying a new paper for the first time

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Coloured Pencil Baby Turns 21    A birthday post

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Spring Song  Ann Kullberg and Belinda Lindhardt come to Perth

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Jewel  a drawing of Satsuki-san

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Krakow to Kyoto: a costume drama

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The Control Centre  A visit to my studio

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The Only Thing I Ever Got From You Was Sorrow  – sorrow from “Joy”

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Pointing To The Point  Colored Pencil Society of America

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Spot the Difference  The same drawing on two different papers

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Amethyst  An amethyst-coloured drawing

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Art Essentials for a Winter Trip  portable art supplies to take on a trip

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Have You Been to New Zealand?  Photo essay on a winter holiday

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Her First Day  a portrait of Kiyono-san

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 Costume Drama  a second portrait of Kiyono

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Coiffed  a portrait of Satsuki

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A Tale of Two Papers  one drawing on two different papers

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A Walk with Katsutomo-san   Photo-shoot from the Erikae of Katsutomo-san

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Go Around Again   Day 2 of Katsutomo-san’s Erikae walk

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Gion Hatanaka    A special dinner in with Maiko and Geiko

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Lost and Found  – art and (my) mental health

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A Reflective Moment  a portrait of Katsutomo-san

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Being There  another portrait of Katsutomo-san

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Thinking about Paris  Drawings of Paris 2011/12

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A New Day in Gion   A lantern drawing

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Winter Light   A winter lantern drawing

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Love Story  A small urban-scape

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Transition A second blurry urban-scape

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Fascination  Blurry drawing no. 3/homage to David Bowie

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Nothing but Flowers  Crown Clearance Zones in Christchurch

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Encounter  Two Geiko, one corgi.  Altered reality.

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Maiko and Geiko to Visit Australia and New Zealand

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Promenade  Coloured pencil impressionism

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Performance  Jewels of Kyoto (Maiko and Geiko) in Perth

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Jewels of Kyoto in Perth  Photos of Perth Japan Festival

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“I Do” – Art Relationships  Commitments to people and art

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Pencil Impressions  Soft-focus art with coloured pencils

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Oh! You Pretty Things  A drawing of Satsuki with a sheltie dog

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Fantastic Voyage  Two artistic journeys: artist’s and subject of art

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Ephemeron and Ephemera  Two small drawings

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Visually Conscious in New York    A photo-essay of New York

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The Streets of San Francisco  A photo-essay of San Francisco

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Chicago  A photo-essay of Chicago

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Oh No! and Other Curiosities   In praise of the art gallery gift shop

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Speed of Life   A drawing of Satsuki dashing across a busy street

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Sisters  Kimihiro and Kimitoyo of Miyagawa-cho

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Photobombs on the Streets of Kyoto   a photo essay of bloopers

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Kimihiro and Kimitoyo  Photos from the Erikae of Kimihiro

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Fun in Higashiyama   A photo-essay of Kyoto’s eastern hills

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Doll of Paradise   A doll in a Kyoto shop window

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Super Deluxe  A Geiko and a taxi

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Seabirds of Fremantle  First photos with my brand new Nikon D7200

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Port Side  A seagull at the port of Fremantle

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Fascination: Maiko, Geiko, Kyoto  Art exhibition of coloured pencils and sculpture

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The Humble Seagull    A second seagull drawing at Fremantle port

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Pictures at an Exhibition    Notes from our art exhibition so far

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Fascination Finale  Reflecting on an art exhibition

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Christchurch: Now’s Good   Photos from Christchurch in New Zealand

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Cool Parisian Shop Dogs   Meeting some Paris dogs on my walks

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Liberation   A drawing of flight

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Somewhere  The first of a new series of Paris drawings

Guiding Lights   a drawing of rue Quincampoix

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Show Time  a drawing of Moulin Rouge

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Alone in the Upper Marais   a Paris street-scape pre-dawn

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The Gladness and Joy Department  Giles’ Christmas cartoons 1950

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Nearly Dusk   Late afternoon on rue Quincampoix

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Good Morning Paris  morning on rue Saint Denis

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On the Road  rue de Rivoli one night

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Rain Bird   a crested tern at Fremantle port

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Rain Birds   photographs of seabirds in the summer rain

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Just a Moment   a drawing containing a mother and child in St. Paul, Paris.

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Transit Lounge  Where birds sit in between their connecting flights

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Small Country, Big Heart   a photo journey round the South Island of New Zealand

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Close Encounters of the Bird Kind   photos of the delightful birds I met in New Zealand

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Just Looking  a mixed-media drawing of a tern at dusk

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Turn! Turn! Tern!   Terns flying and fishing in Busselton, W.A.

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Stepping Out   A drawing of a silver gull going for a walk

Surveillance  A drawing of an Osprey at North Fremantle

In Town Tonight  another drawing in the Paris Revisited series

The Elegant 4th – a drawing of a street in the Marais district

My Blue Whale Neighbours  A visit to the Perth Canyon

Evensong  a drawing of an evening on rue de Rivoli

Sideshow Alley  A drawing of Boulevard de Clichy

Kookaburra sits…    a photo essay from a Sydney balcony

Sumptuous Paris  a photo essay of my 2016 Paris trip

Once Upon a Wall   a drawing of Paris street art

Entrance  a drawing of Katsutomo

Port Authority  A Silver Gull at Fremantle

Flames and Rainbows  Rainbow Lorikeets in the flame trees

On the Rocks  Two little drawings of Crested Terns

Treading the Boards  A seagull compared to an actor

Rhapsody in Gold  a drawing of an evening in Paris

Walk   a drawing at a pedestrian crossing

Impressions   visitor responses at an art exhibition

 

 

2 Responses to Contents of Posts Index

  1. Meh – as I said, Graeme, it’s only art. Worse things happen at sea.

  2. Thank you, Linda. But even if you had been on my trash collection team, you couldn’t have talked me out of it. And I make sure the work is in many pieces – it doesn’t go whole into the wheelie bin.

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