Off the Page

Words

R7

Grey tones echo and grow.
Sometimes it seemed there wasn’t that much to know.
But the day glo that screams hello,
and the conscience debate, to and fro,
to and fro,
fabricated alone.

Fingertips to the sky, hinge from the waist, touch your toes.
Gaze off the tip of your nose.
Breathe through the adversity, hurdle the foes,
try to downplay the blows
and who knows?
Maybe we’ll float away from those woes.

I wrote this while thinking of a friend back home who is having a shit time <3

 

For the sake of it: preliminary drawings

Arts, Projects

Making art for the sake of it might mean different things to some than others. To me, it means working on all the projects I never had the time/energy/courage for.

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It means ignoring the self-doubt that says “this is crap, no one will like what you’re doing”. It isn’t about what other people like.

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It means accepting that the real art is in the creative process, and the final outcome, the body of work, is only the last representation of that artistic expression.

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It means submission to our own creative powers, whatever they are, for the sake of it.

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My Island Home: A Glimpse

Photos, Planet

A collection of photos from Tasmania, Spring/Summer 2014.

What you see is what you get.

Road Trip Snaps

Photos, Planet

Here is a small collection of photos from our most recent road trip back to Tasmania from Perth, Western Australia.

We had everything left that we owned packed into our station wagon by clown car standards. It took more than 7 repacks; none of those are fond memories.

For something different, we went via Esperence in WA and down the Great Ocean Road in Victoria (instead of the far quicker, less challenging highways).

The whole trip was over 4000km and took 5 days driving, plus 1 night on the ferry.

I didn’t take nearly as many photos as I would have liked, but I had my hands full with a 2 year old and 100% of the driving responsibility.

The blank spaces make me want to go and do it all over again.

 

New Project: Sheplife Tour Photos

Photos, Projects

I love Australian Hip Hop.
I love listening to it in my car, learning the lyrics and watching it live on stage.

In November last year (’14), I had the pleasure of being in the crowd at the Republic Bar in Hobart when Briggs’ Sheplife Tour hit town.

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Dunn D at Republic Bar, Hobart 2014

The night brought together local Tasmanian hip hop artists Dunn D, DJ Dameza and DJ Mad, as well as Mildura-born MC Philly, and Mr. Briggs himself.

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Philly on stage at Republic Bar, Hobart, 2014

The crowd was pumping – with testosterone especially – and a humorous atmosphere was facilitated by great beats and full grit.

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DJ Dameza introducing Briggs, Republic Bar, Hobart 2014

Briggs is larger than life.

If you have the chance, check out any of these artists. They are all down-to-earth guys following their passions: who doesn’t aspire to that?

Check out the full gallery here.

Just Passing Through

Photos, Planet, Words

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Most things tend to move a bit slower in the Central-West of New South Wales, especially in the summer when the waves of heat can seem endless.

The rainbow landscape, forever on the change, ignores the time controls of human existence. Ominous clouds, hardly pierced by the fierce sun, roll across a flawless blue sky and within seconds, a beautiful day is ankle deep in rain.

The beauty of nature, unique scenes of Australia, detract from a quiet culture (where is it?) and the whiff of colonial pride.

The Ag-Life is not for me, but I knew that when I was a child.

I’m just passing through.