Just you and me...

Just you and me...

When alone in the world and surrounded by troubled waters, it's nice to have a friend...

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Time and Tide...

Time and Tide...

The full quote is "Time and tide wait for no man". Allow me a little symbolism here. Think of the dog representing us. Just as she is tied to the clock, so are we tied to time, whether we like it or not. We may long to be free, just as she wishes she could simply grow wings and escape, but no, it...

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Draconum

Draconum

Draconum is the Latin name for dragon. Fierce creatures that sometimes inhabit our imaginations. :)

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The Watcher...

The Watcher...

Cheetah cub watching with great interest something that moved.

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Togetherness

Togetherness

Two shipwrecks lean against each other.

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Disconnected

Disconnected

It's too big to fit in my pocket! This old Ericsson Magneto telephone, dusty and festooned in cobwebs, reminds us of what the instruments used to be like in the beginning. A far cry from the cell phones of today.

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The Forest Glade

The Forest Glade

A doe rests in the shade of a forest glade.

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The Old Leyland

The Old Leyland

Rust and weeds! A blackbird perches on the old abandoned tractor sitting among the weeds.

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Shades of Autumn

Shades of Autumn

Autumn time in the forest. The bright colours of nature at its best.

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Waiting

Waiting

Seal pup waiting for its mother to come and feed it.

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Morepork

Morepork

The Morepork is New Zealand's native owl.

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Cherry Blossom Time

Cherry Blossom Time

The Cherry Blossom tree is a glorious thing in Spring and I love the Monarch butterflies.

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Autumn Flight

Autumn Flight

The great white Egret, or Heron, or Kotuku as it's known here by the Maori name, is a magnificent bird. I was delighted to photograph it and now make it into a work of art. I hope you enjoy it.

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Shipwrecks at Night

Shipwrecks at Night

These shipwrecks are part of a group in a ship's graveyard in Bluff, New Zealand.

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The Snarl

The Snarl

An angry Cheetah...

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Two Twitters

Two Twitters

New Zealand Fantails. Using my own photographs as reference I digitally painted these birds.

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Autumn Fungi

Autumn Fungi

A wet Autumn brought out a lot of fungi in the local woods. I love the shapes and colours.

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The Graveyard Shift's Coffee Break

The Graveyard Shift's Coffee Break

Three skeletons take a break. This is a fun piece of work with some interesting details.

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New Friends

New Friends

I found the teddy in the local woods when I was on a mission to photograph. The ted became my main subject. There were some gorgeous fungi in the woods that day so I took plenty of photos of those too and when a friendly Fantail bird visited, well he got snapped as well.

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Forgotten Melody

Forgotten Melody

Old, forgotten and forsaken things, no matter what they are, I find them rather appealing. Like this organ under an open window in an abandoned building. Dust and leaves everywhere, and an ivy vine making its way indoors... Someone once must have loved to play a melody or two...

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Yesterday's Workhorse

Yesterday's Workhorse

I love old rusty forsaken items, and this tractor was such a bonus when I saw it!

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Hanging on to Past Dreams

Hanging on to Past Dreams

The title says it all. I had a day when I reflected on my early years and the dreams I had for my life. Some dreams never did eventuate, but a couple of them I hung on to tenaciously. I was arranging a still life that same day, and had picked some poppy stems with dried seed heads. I loved the shape...

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Seaside Portal

Seaside Portal

A piece of an old building with a window sits on the shore and shows a different scene than the ocean it should show behind it.

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Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Spring... so full of promise. The Cherry trees are clothed in delicate beauty...

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Paper Poppies

Paper Poppies

I love the beautiful bright red of these poppies, and I thought to create a piece of art that made everything including the poppies look like they are made of paper. Even the background looks like it's made of crumpled scrap paper. This was such a fun piece to create.

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Art Keeps Me Sane

Art Keeps Me Sane

There's something wonderful about creativity. I highly recommend it! :)

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Willow Catkins

Willow Catkins

Spring! Such a lovely time of year. The Willow Catkins were covered in dew in the early hours of the morning when I photographed these.

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Fantail

Fantail

The New Zealand Fantail is a bird I simply love to photograph. They are very quick flitting around after insects and not easy to focus on, but I love their demeanour. I see them often in our garden.

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The Forgotten

The Forgotten

This old abandoned house, nearing collapse, inspired me to make this piece of art. I simply love old decaying buildings, and often ask myself; what is its history? Who were the people that lived here? The solitary hawk just adds to a sense of loneliness and abandonment.

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Forgotten Melody #2

Forgotten Melody #2

A dusty and dirty broken old organ sits forlorn in an abandoned house by an open window.

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The Wizard

The Wizard

Who doesn't like wizards these days? :) This interesting character looks kind of friendly, but if you're not careful you might end up becoming a toad!

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Jump!

Jump!

Skateboard rider in a jump at the skatepark.

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Sunset Rider

Sunset Rider

Bike rider at sunset on the hills overlooking Asheville.

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The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Art depicting various tales and poems in the book.

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Art depicting the story in the book.

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