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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Home Chat issues going . . .

Two sisters who lived at Tennyson - Joyce Soden and her sister who who took the surname Truth after Joyce died sold these in the early 1970s.
1932–1957 issues of  'home chat' magazine that was only available as a subscription.
I bought these as they became available via Naomi Berry at her Saturday morning shop at Fernberg Road, Milton.

My mother, Dulcie Marion Hansen died when I was 11 years old, I missed out on more stories from her and I filled in those times from these - what she would have read and kept up with.
These filled in the spaces for me over time.
They can go, should go to the Fashion Archives here in Bne?

I'm still searching for 4 year's worth that are missing . . . 1933, 1934, 1935 and some from 1940.








Friday, April 10, 2015

So English and proper - George Newnes Limited - no credits to illustrators, writers or the editor, ah he is credited on some covers









I wanted to share these before they are sold, I've kept these in my illustration resource folders since I first bought them in the early 1970s. I've always felt they were early precursors to the 45º angle drawing style of George Hardie in the UK.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I'm selling these x10 issues of Baron Wolman's pivotal fashion magazine - Rags

I'm getting out of my 'lock-up' - selling and trashing every graphic design reference held and collected since the late 60s. I could spend the rest of my time on eBay (maybe), certainly not.






I just did a search for Rags magazine for sale there and it blew me away . . . maybe I should spend the time there? I've just offered them all for A$50.00 to the first fashionista on Facebook who responds . . .


Thursday, April 2, 2015

A great double theme I continue to persue: a circle and a cross


Celebrating my 5,507th 'pink' file - found and reprocessed for my projection project

My daughter Lil has steadily forwarded on her 'pink' shots, this one is #500-7 (eleven images to a folder, now five hundred folders) . . .


I'm also collaborating with Tim Gruchy in New Zealand & Sydney on a projection/music/animation project using my 'found' .gif animations - more when we get further down the track (intended pun)!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coming up at 'The Scottish Sale' Wednesday 15 April at Bonhams - Edinburgh

Lot 111 - A 19th century agate Saltire brooch/pendant
The Saltire set with five translucent agates with shades of greens and terracotta throughout, the frame with bead-work decoration, suspended from a fine belcher-link chain, mounted in gold, length excluding chain 33mm

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Just like to give Stuart Pratley at "polish" in Bangalow a plug - and show him some details of our Australian colonial frames in our bedroom


We bought a pair of carved maple panels from his shop on the way back from Tasmania, this year and I've just had them framed and I've installed them today.
"polish" 02 6687 0531- 16 Station Street, Bangalow NSW Australia

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mimmo Cozzolino was into the 'map of Australia' graphics before me but I've made up for it

I've saved these split wooden shingles and the fruit cases, all stored in the old bakery, Tunbridge.



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Circles and crosses including squares, triangles and arrows


Another artist I have followed is Jerzy Truszkowski (born 1961 Warszawa) and I've also noticed he goes by the name of Max Hexer. The pich above from my 'pinks' folder is entitled 'Abstracja na ciele' from 1984 and is know as 'Abstraction in the flesh'. Xs and Os as I like to find them . . . I've always wondered at the translation and have made up my own version.

Found and delighted to post on



o.k. - I've followed Therese Cox's blog now for seven years or so and always delight in her finds. Today's post not only has a skull but features and X and three O's - right up my alley . . .

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The silver badge of Death - a circle and a cross

Vincenzo Piccini is the only clothed mummy in the Chiesa Dei Morti of the Confraternity of Buona Morte in Urbania, Italy. He is dressed in the robes of the religious order he was a member of and he wears the silver badge of Death.

Three more (found) circles and crosses


Painted on the kitchen doors and viewable from the restaurant in Nambucca Heads NSW

What seemed funny was that the waitress was also the chef - she did a great job switching uniforms because when I knocked on the door to ask about taking a photo she had a chefs cap on . . .

Two X & O's from my recent travels

This first one is the leftovers from a entree - slow cooked lamb ribs - Spanish tapas bar at Mittagong Southern Highlands NSW Australia

Painted our sign on galvanised tin - Gundagai NSW Australia