2013 was, in some ways, a really crap year personally and professionally with change and uncertainty, anxiety and worry featuring heavily for several months. Thankfully, there were many bright moments and things started looking up towards the end of the year. This post is my year in review in pictures, dogs are a constant, along with flowers and our local wildlife, these are the things that really kept me sane and brightened my days.
Bundy and his cone of shame
Pelmeni Russian Dumplings made by our German/Russian guests
Bamboo landed on our roof during Cyclone Oswold
Statue at Mt Tamborine Botanic Garden, photograph taken during a Bluedog Photography course
Fries with grated Feta
Aretha the staffy at AWL
Cavalia under the big top
A March wedding for my Mother in-law
Foster puppies with Bundy
Stingray at Seaworld
April sunrise at the beach with Maxi and Bundy
Finally success at taking a full moon photograph
Two black dogs sharing a bed, this is a rare occasion – Maxi hates sharing her bed
Rainbow over the pond
Nobby’s Lighthouse at sunrise, Newcastle
Paella at our work farewell, saying goodbye to colleagues after a restructure
Walking along such a popular and pretty part of the coast at sunset is a pleasant experience any time of year, during Swell it is made more interesting by the addition of sculptures scattered across the sand and along the esplanade. There are children, dogs and happy snappers everywhere, and even though the signs all say ‘Please don’t climb on the sculptures’, many of them are begging for interaction and it is possible to walk around and through some of the installations. Looking back, I have to wonder whether a theme for the festival could be one of interaction, encouraging children and adults to participate in the piece, firing up their imagination and expressing their creativity.
This gallery is the second of three galleries that I’ll be posting and featuring work from the Swell Sculpture Festival, I hope you enjoy the photographs as much as I enjoyed the exhibition.