Saturday, December 29, 2007

where furniture lives

See, Melbourne does have blue skies. Once in a while.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

merry christmas

I hope the plastic snowman kitchen timer of peace visits all your homes, scattering his minutes of love & happiness all over you.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

new skies

With Tintin away in Bali at a climate conference, deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard became acting Prime Minister. It was lovely being governed by a woman. I felt the difference.

Read this great article by Tracee Hutchison for more on the gal pollies in my country.

When Bill Heffernan called Julia Gillard "deliberately barren" in Parliament, Howard the Coward said nothing to censure him. Read it, kids. I wanted to make a tee shirt saying "deliberately barren" to wear, as I knew even as a wee teen that I didn't want to have children. My friends who are mothers were also frothing at the mouth and wanted to wear tee shirts too. Theirs, I decided, would read "accidentally fertile".

Julia would like them I'm sure. She could wear it while striding the corridors of power.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

pulp friction

There's nothing like a pristine slice of Nature to make Man say - Hey, let's put up a pulp mill.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Thylogale billardierii

And now for Chickie's new favourite animal.

Mama pademelon

Baby pademelon

Far away pademelon.

Close up pademelon.

Another pademelon.

Watch out for the car, pademelons!

Good-bye pademelon.

And some really really good news. Cedric the Tasmanian Devil has been injected with DFTD cells and his system has responded by producing antibodies. Read about it here.

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Here is Inachis io on a Buddleia alternifolia in Schatzi's mother's garden in Bubenreuth.

This is my one hundredth post. Perhaps I am emerging from my chrysalis.

Yesterday I delivered my commision to Victorian Opera. If you are in Melbourne in May 2010, perhaps you will come and hear my opera.