Friday, July 27, 2012

Fight or Flight

Another day spent laying in the dirt hanging out with toy dinosaurs and my camera. I learnt two things today. Firstly, one of my lenses could do with a major clean. Secondly, Godzilla is having major jealousy issues. I think I'm going to need to build him a city to destroy or something. 

I Love Breakfast!

Breakfast is absolutely the best meal of the day. There's coffee, bacon is usually involved, and if you have a sweet tooth, you're allowed to have something sugary and chocolatey without being judged. Try that at lunchtime. Not to mention breakfast is the only meal where its socially acceptable to sit in a fancy restaurant alone with a good book. 

There are a billion (well, a lot) of amazing breakfast places around town and since I tend to try a new one every week or so, I thought I'd share what I've found. And gloat about all the bacon I'm eating. I thought I'd start out with Egg, which is a favourite not only because of the amazing food, but because it is about a 20 second walk from my house. This is a big selling point when you just got out of bed and are desperate for caffeine (and bacon).

 My drink of choice.. mocha deliciousness.

 Eggs Florentine. With a side of bacon, of course. Gotta love runny eggs with loads of pepper.

I'm a responsible adult. I didn't get chocolate in my second coffee.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Joker

A little outtake from today. Ivan is a little bit unstable on his feet. One of the pitfalls of not working with real dinosaurs, I guess. Apart from a little bit of wonkiness, I've had a pretty productive day with the dinos, with much more to be done again tomorrow. It's been fun. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to eat a delicious homemade pizza and watch some Masterchef.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Andy, You're a Star

I'll admit it, I'm a Masterchef junkie. The combination of cooking AND  the fake drama of reality TV? I'm hooked. For the last few months (yeah, I've neglected all aspects of a social life for that long) I've been rushing home in time to watch every night at 7pm.. and sometimes repeats on Saturday nights.. because apparently reality TV is better the second time around. I managed to get my housemates into it as well - or maybe they just saw the addiction in my eyes and were too scared to change the channel. Our favourite thing to do as we're eating our frozen dinners and microwave mug cakes (apart from mocking Alice's outfits and George's 'alegant' pronunciation) is gush over the beautiful bromance between Ben and Andy. And now that (dun dun dun.. spoiler for the west coasters) Andy is the winner I'm pretty sure he's going to have to spend his winnings on a beautiful Ben/Andy wedding. Or at least a joint cooking show where we can watch the cuteness and the cooking on a regular basis. 

Now.. back to having a social life. Or not. Masterchef All Stars starts tomorrow night ;)

Perth street art

On my recent visit to Perth I was blown away by the amount of street art. It's everywhere! It made me realise how much we're lacking this in Brisbane. I keep looking, but there's nothing. I don't know if it just gets cleaned up before we get a chance to see it, or if the people of Brisbane just aren't as into it. Such a pity, because it really is inspiring to see such beautiful works when you're just walking through the streets. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Let's Go

It's finally a sunny-ish day so I'm trying to get cracking on my pieces for Reframed - a group exhibition I'll be part of in August. I've spent the morning laying in wet grass playing with dinosaurs. So much fun.. although I haven't really achieved much.. just testing lighting and settings. Tomorrow I'll be baking, drinking and cleaning with the dinosaurs.. while having a Jurassic Park marathon to keep me inspired. And there'll be lots of printing, cutting, taping, and painting well into the night. Busy times ahead!

P.S. You should totes like Reframed on Facebook to keep updated with everyone's work!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Sentimental Melody

It was my birthday a few weeks ago, and I got super duper spoiled. My best buddy Jess is EXTREMELY talented, and made me these amazing button flowers. And what bouquet is complete without a few dinos? Love it!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Perth in pictures

Art, food, wine, beer, dinosaurs, art deco, vintage shopping, lovely people.. what's not to love about Perth? Probably that its so far away. That's about it.