Friday, April 11, 2014

Adventure Time Mural

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Corner of Condell and George Streets Fitzroy, October 2013

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The interesting thing about finding locations like this on Google Maps, is that the street view usually was taken before the art existed.

Street Art in Little Smith Street Fitzroy - 5

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Street Art in Little Smith Street Fitzroy - 4 Inner Space

Not a favouite of mine but done well, incorporating the architecture and indirectly inspired by Pattachitra a traditional, Indian painting style.

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Street Art in Little Smith Street Fitzroy - 3 Outer Space

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Street Art in Little Smith Street Fitzroy - 2 Wildlife

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Bear mural
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This particular artist also did another mural in Fitzroy off Johnson Street with pandas:
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Our critically endangered, state (Victorian) emblem:
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Helmeted honeyeater mural

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Street Art in Little Smith Street Fitzroy - 1 Decomposition

Late last year I had an appointment in Fitzroy and went for a wander down a few side streets to see what street art I would find. The following post is the first of a series showing what I consider to be the best works walking north in Little Smith Street, in October 2013. They are not all to my taste but they are well done.

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Detail of a mural. Unfortunately the ground level section of this piece has been vandalised with spray paint.

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Stencil art skull. I like the decomposing substrate and grittiness with the visceral red splash.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Chewbacca Bunny

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Chewbacca Bunny sticker on a parking meter, Footscray 2013

Sticker bombed sign, Fitzroy

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Typical of the area, street art sticker bombed sign in Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. Features sticker by GhostPatrol.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Monochromatic street art mural, Fitzroy.

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Fitzroy, Young Street, October 2013

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Mural by Makatron, Phibs, Vato and Gore.

I have photoshopped out some vandalism to the mural as best I could off the hippo. See link to see unadulterated close up by Makatron.

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The location as previously captured by Google Maps

Good eggs and bad eggs - An old fashioned test

So your eggs are close to or past their recommended use by. Or maybe you have your own chooks and you're not sure how old your eggs are. Before you throw them out you can test them to see if they are still good. This is an old trick your grand mother would have used.

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First take your egg. Funny face drawn on is optional (done with a Chinagraph / wax pencil)

Gently place it into a glass of water.
Make sure you choose a glass big enough for the egg to sink to the bottom.
If it sinks, it's a good egg and it's fine to eat.

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If it floats, it's a bad egg so do not eat it!
It floats because of the gas created as it decomposes.

I usually test a whole carton to see if any need to be disposed of, then retest them as I use them. I break our bad eggs directly into the compost bin.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Stewed in warmed melted butter

'The heat was so extreme as the ship sailed towards Rio de Janeiro in February 1832 that Darwin slept naked on the mahogany dissecting table at night. Even then he complained that he felt as if he were being stewed in warmed melted butter'
from Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott

Another way to express the sensation of feeling really hot here (NSFW: coarse language):

Open - my bear at Toy to the World 2014

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Work in progress animation of customised vinyl Popobe bear figure.

Here are the details for the Toy to the World exhibition and silent auction my little bear 'Open', will be at.You can bid for it here.

Toy to the World 2014

WHEN: Tuesday 21st January
WHERE: ArtBoy Gallery, 99 Greville St Prahran
ENTRY: Gold coin donation (voluntary - covers cost of venue hire)

From the Facebook event page:
'Since early December over 80 artists from Melbourne and around the world have been busy customizing over 100 blank vinyl toy bears for the Toy to the World Project.

They're now just about ready to exhibit and to auction off to raise funds for HIV research and education.

Part design competition, part charity fundraiser, the opening night of the TTTW Project kicks off the 2 week long online auction.

The bears will all be on display for only 5 (sic actually 4) days after the opening night at ArtBoy atop the locally crafted quality display plinths from kist3, big ups to these guys.

Once the opening night is over you can continue to check on your bids in the auction and place new bids via our Facebook page: the auction will close on Tuesday Feb 4th at 7pm sharp.

Bears can be collected at an arranged time from South Yarra after this, or can be sent via post (additional postage & handling costs will apply on top of your winning bid)

All profits raised via the auction go the Victoria AIDS Council.'