velvetwoods

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Doggie day out !




I was tagged by the great MAB Jewelry who by the way makes stunning and unique jewelry.Her blog is a riot, it is full of hilarious topics !
Okay, here are the rules of this photo tag game:


1. Open your first photo folder.
2. Scroll to the 10th photo.
3. Post the photo on your blog and tell the story behind it.
4. Tag people to do the same.


My 10th photo...

Doggie day out for my four legged friend.
My boxer with her remote control boat, swimming in the dam !
Needless to say the remote control boat only lasted one day !!!

So Artdecadence has been tagged
TheNikiProject has been tagged
Hollyrocks has been tagged

Friday, September 18, 2009

I'm on Art overdrive, bring it on.

Can't sleep & can't eat,must do art ! So I created a wallpaper garden series.
There's a garden on the wall Photography Art Print series
also morphed into a Black & white series.
This was a picture I took of a very leafy plant.I wanted to create a wall paper look because I always wanted to live in a house with wallpaper covered in organic lush vegetation.







Please click here to purschase on etsy

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My pendants for Monash Art Gallery


Super excited my pendants are for sale at Monash Art gallery
in Melbourne.







I covered matchboxes with a picture
I shot of a giant leaf.
I played with the idea of putting a button
on the boxes but then decided
they really didn't need a button.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Crumpled city, New work by velvetwoods.

Crumpled city
Crushed into creases
The world walks by and lives on
Decadent as ever.

Page 1 of City series

Man-made beach Page 2 - Full of piss

The Wheel Page 3 -Circle of life

Triptych
City coffee district buy it with emotions please Page 4

Fading in a bubble of haze
in pollution phase 1.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Pamela klaffke- Canadian Photographer


She shoots exclusively with analogue cameras and holga cfn is one of her faves.Pamela does not digitally alter any of her images and in her own words she likes the beauty and warmth, unpredictability and imperfection of working with film.

Wonderful, slightly dark and superbly surreal is Pamela klaffke's awesome photography.
Pamela klaffke's work combines retro kitsch with some unusual lovable characters.
A bit like a strange and modern fairytale book set in an urban setting, Pamela klaffke's images captures a motley of delightful characters with a grainy and vintage feel to it.

vuples volpes” is one of twelve photographs
in the “bestia parvulus” series.


“cuniculus (rabbit)” is one of twelve photographs
in the “bestia parvulus” series


“feles (cat)” is one of twelve photographs
in the “bestia parvulus” series



So I was super excited when I asked Pamela three Q & A's.

What inspires you ?

1. Most of my inspiration comes from spending time with my 8-year-old daughter, dark, classic fairy tales (the real ones, not the disney-fied versions) and vintage book illustrations.

What do you do to relax?

2. To relax, I like to cook, hunt around thrift shops for props, books and costumes. I also sew and enjoy keeping up with what people are creating on etsy.

Best childhood memory?

3. My favorite childhood memories are all about making costumes and toys, dressing up and putting on plays and puppet shows.

Thank you so much Pamela for taking part in the Q & A's.


Walrus by Pamela klaffke.
I have fallen in love with a walrus,my fave.
-velvetwoods

To view more of Pamela klaffke’s
Fabulous work please visit her on etsy HERE

Friday, September 4, 2009

Don't judge a book by it's cover


Love the colors of this George Orwell book.
And how the circles just float around. Any one read this book? I love it!
It’s George Orwell's first book.
It’s a Fascinating account of one’s working life in such shitty conditions with hardly any sleep and hardly any food. George Orwell's semi-autobiographical account of living in poverty in London and Paris tells a tale of endless woes while living at the bottom of the scrap heap. This was self imposed as George Orwell wanted to experience firsthand what it would be like to live in wretched dirt poor conditions. Slumming and working in the kitchens of Paris he encapsulates his situation with good humor in the most descriptive way, it was like watching a movie in my head and I could even smell the food he was serving the most bourgeois of society.
Oh don’t read this book if you worry about what restaurants do to your food or is a little squeamish about foul smells.
He then returns to London as a hobo, ragged, homeless and penniless and continues his account in such a detailed detached way. This book is full of vagabond characters with lots of little quirks. I like Valenti, who prays to a picture of St. Eloise for money. By some miracle or coincidence he receives some money and is torn between buying cigarettes and buying St Eloise a candle in gratitude. Then he realizes that the picture he prayed to was of the owner of the boarding house he's been staying in.

It is altogether curious, your first contact with poverty. You have thought so much about poverty - it is the thing you've feared all your life, the thing you knew would happen to you sooner or later; and it is all so utterly and prosaically different. You thought it would be quite simple; it is extraordinarily complicated. You thought it would be terrible; it is merely squalid and boring. It is the particular lowness of poverty that you discover first; the shifts that it puts you to, the complicated meanness, the crust-wiping."
- George Orwell.

He ends by suggesting the governments employ the homeless to work outside of the city in gardens, where they could grow food, which they could then eat and sell, and eventually find some stability.
What a wonderful idea, I wonder if any country in the world has this idea in place.

Here are some beautiful book covers.
I love the two chairs, they make a sweet couple don't you think?
I try not to judge a book by its cover.
What are you reading right now?
I'm not reading anything at the moment.
I would love to read the Wild things by Dave Eggers.
Any one read it?








Masashi Kawamura
Wanna have your very own instant rainbow maker,then check this out.



Why not organize your books by colors.

Have you ever left a book in public on purpose ? hmmm let me know.
I'm planning to leave a book behind somewhere...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My First Treasury only on Etsy !

Ok who likes Dr Seuss ? I do.....
So I put together beautiful and wonderful things from Etsy.
WHAT IS ETSY ? for people who don't know, it is where you can Buy and Sell Handmade goodies that are super cool and creative like the stuff below !
I have stuff on Etsy too !
Enough banter I present to you my first Treasury, so excited as it's a real pain to get a treasury.

lovely things I choice to represent the words in the Dr Seuss book,well you know the one !
Click for Green eggs and Pam ...