Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ava Gardner - la plus belle

I was just thinking about the most beautiful women from the past. I just love Ava Gardner, her exotic beauty and mysterious depths. This picture looks like its from a later part of her career, when she was at her most extraordinary and gorgeous.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas fruits

Here's one of the fruit salad I made for Xmas! Some people laughed when they lifted the lid off the bowl...(must be with delight!).

Friday, December 25, 2009

oooh deep green forest

Light in the Green, Green Forest
Originally uploaded by algo

After all the Xmas celebrations, and preparations: hours in traffic, crowds of anxious people (all looking for Love really...), et al...all I felt like looking at this evening was a deep still dark earthy forest, where one's Soul gets
nourished by the greens, the scent of the Earth, the soft sounds of small
living creatures..etc..

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Peace, Love + HOpe bracelet

I made this bracelet in response to the season we are in now, where so many emotions are afloat in the ethers, ranging from ecstacy to despair, loneliness, fear, Love, humility, hope, faith, emptiness and so on. You could add some more in the comments below if you feel to.
The pendant charms are just some little Indian things I found in a bookshop, but they are so beautiful and detailed. I have added fluorite hearts, agate fish, Tibetan turquoise, green turquoise, and Czech glass. Its definitely one-of-a-kind.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Lanvin Spring 2010

Gorgeous! Alber Elbaz is a genius...he turns voluptuous lashings of sparkling glamour into an emotional rodeo ride..I love the casual chic amazon of this ensemble..

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

painting the digital - eg Gerhard Richter

Here we have Gerhard Richter's painting of Ema (1966), which must have been a sort of premonition of things to come. It really looks like he painted this from a digital image, and quite honestly I'm not sure whether digital was around at that time. Maybe only in watches and computers. (if you know, let me know!). Anyway, I love the cross-over. And I admire his work.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

honouring the inner feminine

I took this picture a few days ago of this sculpture which I have up on my windowsill against the sky. I'm not sure where she comes from, it could be one of my aunt (Katinka van Rood) sculptures. I have been going in the last week, exploring the inner feminine. She mostly gets overridden by the overpowering voice of the outer male dominated doer, who needs to earn a living and survive etc. She is a delicate flower, filled with Love and creativity. I am embracing her...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

timeless colour gets to us all

Oh I remember coming across Sam Francis when I was at art school three hundred years ago. I found this beautiful work this morning at MOMA. I always thought his work was a little underrated, I guess he was around with those stellar painters like Rothko and Pollock. But his use of colour has always inspired me so much.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the window dance

The seemingly topsy turvy figurines which sit in one of my windows, were against a grey water filled sky at the time of this shot. I like the rhythms here, and the strangeness.


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