Shakespeare, an icon of Newtown, is retiring after Monday from the King St bookshop Lege et Lacrima.
At fourteen years, his hard work has earned him a well deserved rest.
Shakespeare came with the shop when its current “owner” took over. His human minions have pledged to take good care of him.
His presence will be missed.
I’ve been rather absent in my RedBubble group, Gateways. But at last I’m on the ball and so here are the new featured works from Gateways.
The Gateways Group is for works that give a sense of travelling to another world or dimension and these works have been chosen because they feel, to me, like they achieve that very well, because there is something shamanic about them.
There are three new featured members, too, so I’ll put in links here to all of them.
They have all been made featured members because of the outstanding and consistent quality of work they contribute to the Gateways group.
Anyone who has tried to photograph dragonflies knows how frequently impossible it is with their darting and dashing about. Finding one in a rare moment of rest is a delight, enabling you to catch their brilliant colours and fine architecture. So congratulations to Briar on this fine photo!
Coralie, aka MrsRoadrunner, lives in Oregon, loves it, (and from her pictures, I can fully understand why) and is an enthusiastic photographer. She writes in this guest post of the wonders of her state, a plethora of photo opp’s and breathtaking scenery!
You can also find her on her website at MrsRoadRunner.com and her Facebook Page.
Oregon is a very scenic place to visit.
When I talk about Oregon to others, one thing that always comes out of my mouth is bring a camera!
Whether a writer, painter – whatever creative expression you use, don’t forget it! The arts in Oregon are very much alive and well!
Oregon is a place where the density is 39 acres per person. What does this mean for a state of 98,000 square miles? This means we have space here! A place where one can stretch their legs if they so choose, or go to the city where one can find all kinds of subjects to shoot.
Myself, I am drawn to our wildlife and nature. To the soaring eagles, to the snakes. We have the falling cascades, which one can see as you drive down the roads. These cascades are what some people call waterfalls. Naturally, the Cascade Mountains are filled with them!!
We have the Painted Hills. They look like some giant of a beast came along with his paint brush and just colored the hills for his amusement. We have the red rocks that have creative rock sculptured out of them. We have canyons, canyons that melt into the sky line.
Our Mountains! The Sisters Mountains, three Sisters to be exact! Faith, Hope and Charity have an admirer, Three Fingered Jack. Mt. Washington and Mt. Hood look on with admiration at Mt. Jefferson!
Bachelor Butte (who is now called Mt. Bachelor) and Black Butte are here
as well. Black Butte even has it’s own ranch! So many Buttes!! Ones like
Bachelor Butte (or um Mt. Bachelor) are open for fun in the snow at that time of the year!
Oh boy, then the rivers and lakes! The Columbia river, The Crooked River, The John Day River and many, many more! Is it any wonder that Oregon is such a great place to fish?
Photography in Oregon is like breathing fresh air. They walk hand in hand! And you are never at a loss for a photo-opportunity.
I have decided to push this site some more. I will take the risk of looking a bit pathetic because actually I think that IDEAL GUEST is a very good idea. Before I set it up I could find nothing like it anywhere and I believe that there is a place, even a need for it.
In fact, I think it is a great idea and I want people who come upon this site to know that it is not dead, just rather quiet in its early stages of gestation.