Photography

GREVILLEA GARDENS

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The Illawarra Grevillea Park is open 12 days a year on which visitors can pay a $5 entry fee to view the beauty that is natural Australian flora. The last time I visited these gardens I was in a pram, needless to say, I don't remember my time there. Fortunately, at the ripe ol' age of 18, I was able to do more than just recall 3/4 of my time in the Gardens, I was able to attempt to document it through photos.









Photography

2628 DALGETY

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Recently, my Mother, my Sister and I, all went to stay in Dalgety (for skiing purposes but I did not ski sooo, yeah.) Dalgety is a small town located in Southern New South Wales on the banks of the Snowy River. Sadly when we went to see said river, there was no man there... hopefully people actually get what I'm referring to here or else I'll just sound like a weirdo on drugs. 
The town's inhabitants consist of 205 people,  a great deal many cows and  sheep and a hell of a lot of roadkill. I used to think animals were smart, still do, but I'm starting to wonder - perhaps the wombats and kangaroos are just sleep walking? We can't really blame them anyway.

The weather was a little crazy during our stay. The first morning we awoke consumed in a blanket of fog which, once dispersed, revealed a beautifully sunny day. The following day was freezing but sunny as ever until the association of grey clouds decided to hold a meeting overhead. And on our final day it was blowing a gale, ominous grey clouds threatened rain all around and yet, directly overhead, there was nothing but clear blue skies. Even so, it was raining. And dust was blowing everywhere right into the sky turning the horizon orange.

I didn't bring my camera with me however I did bring this magical thing called a phone which I was able to use to take photos because phones are equipped with surprisingly good cameras these days. And today, I thought I would share some of these photos with you. I also feel obliged to point out that some of them are my Sister's photography. Enjoy!










Art

DRAWING UNJADED JADE

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Drawn with Prismacolor pencils & inspired by photos seen in previous posts: Illuminati Confirmed, Boredom. Because I didn't want the drawing to be too saturated, rather I wanted it to look faded, it didn't, unfortunately, photography too well, although it's easy enough to view in person.

It was quite fun combining the two faces because I wanted to draw one of the photos but I didn't want to have to bother getting the eyes to look somewhat similar in the first photo (scroll down to see reference photos) however I probably should've planned what I was doing beforehand, that way it might've turned out better. Either way, it was fun.






Reference photos: (Photographer - Anna Felicia @annafeliciaphoto Website - http://annafelicia.co.uk/) featuring Jade Bowler @jade.bowler Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4-uObu-mfafJyxxZFEwbvQ