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camera club – photography award

A pleasant surprise at the end of my first year with camera club – entries to the Dorothy Mackrill Trophy award were judged by professional photographer Philip Kurivita and i was thrilled t0 receive the award.

the following 7 pictures are the body of work entered in the award.


‘my shadow’ – still life


blue poles – ‘light and shade’


paprika – ‘open’


the rubbish bin – ‘abstract’


into the centre – ‘image within 30cm’


blue eyes – ‘the face’


red and blue – ‘open’

My thanks to the Northern Tasmania Camera Club, all its members and PHilip Kurivita for the opportunity.

Do have a look at Philip’s photograhic work – beautiful pieces  from an innovative creative professional photograher.

poetry that makes you smile

in a sad kinda truth way …

Church Street #25

A little drunk man

screamed several times

into the night,

I need a woman!

After a brief pause

the night

screamed back,

So do I!

Exploring more of Hallid’s blog i found more great writing … a lovely sense of humour through those sad truths that is everyday life.

“The Artist is a luxury”provides a bigger bite of words than some of the shorter, pithy ones. Nicely crafted words that create an environment filled with tension, colour and personalities (just like a painting).  I love the wrap-up.

“Church Street #23” is hilarious …

Church Street #22 is so interesting … an exploration of words that run horizontally for a bit and then move down the page for meaning … and with each of Hallid‘s pieces the punchline is very satisfying.

Church Street #22

The drunk raged at the three brats

with dragon’s breath knights on a crusade




the kids traffic slowed

toyed some faces smiled

with others curtsied

him and fled

spinning him around

until he collapsed in the middle of the street.

A police van came along carried the dragon back to his cage.

In moving down his blog i notice the pictures…. so interesting … little collages filled with imagery and little stories of their own.  I shall return to explore.

>>> Gina

(c) 11 October 2008

Invest in creativity – do it, collect it, revisit it, find it

ART is important.

Producing art, experiencing art and enjoying helps shape our cultural identity and sustains our social well being.  Artists can inspire, challenge, provoke new thoughts and ideas.  Art can give us a fresh perspective on life, the world and our place within it.

It’s been proven that early exposure to visual art, music, or drama promotes activity in the brain, that art nurtures inventiveness, aids development of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation and self-motivation, art gives us the tools necessary to understand human experience, to adapt to and respect others’ ways of working and thinking, to develop creative problem-solving skills, and communicating thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways.

There are many articles to be found on the provens about art, not the least that the arts is a major contributor to the mainstream economy, yet artists face particular income and employment challenges.

Original works of art enliven your space, contribute to your sense of place, creativity and well being; show support for the artist and their work,  –

*  buy work direct from the artist ensuring those slim margins remain with the artist;

* its not about the artist being famous; its about loving the work – and if you look at enough works from different artists you soon gain a sense of what is ‘good’ art and your particular type; and look at works of art, from a range of artists, for long enough and you will find your tastes and knowledge will grow and contribute to your ways of seeing and being;

* the internet is a wonderful place to find these artists – make sure you leave a note to let them know what you thought of their work, ideas or just a hi;

*  encourage art workshops, for adults and children of all ages, in your local area;

*  be thoughtful and aware when buying, selling, collecting art or even, doing your own art

Support artists and buy their works – if the originals are too expensive look at some of the other great products the artist can sell to you such as cards, matted prints, canvas prints and books.

my favourites that i visit and am inspired by are …

Martha Marshall – an artist I ‘listen’ to online, everyday – she is an inspiration and I enjoy her wide-ranging, interesting postings very much. She acknoweldges the works and posts of others, she gives us an insight into the daily meanderings and doings of an artist and I just like her and love her works.  Do go see her original works of art for sale at Martha’s Etsy shop.

Bill Kenny … a wonderful haiku poet (a mentor in my mind) whose work I wait to read whenever he posts. Do go see his work and discover a wonderful form of poetry by a well-respected poet.

A new young artist I have only recently found whose current vision, speaks to me and whose blog is on my ‘list of watchables’.  Another young lady that supports the blogs and art of others.  I look with excitement to see where she takes her gallery.

and not least, from a photographic perspective (of which there are many) one of my favourite ‘thinking’ ones.

happy creating !


(c) 10 October 2008

Gina’s art is available from redbubble

Gina’s published poetry here