Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Archie.

G'day I'm Archie it's my birthday today I'm two years old, so I think it's quite o.k. for me to be found lolling about in this heap of washing. There are certain things that should be overlooked on a dog's birthday and this is one of them. If you go to my masters web site you'll see something they call a 'link' to the Pal's Portraits section and there you'll see some more of my family and friends. Happy Birthday Archie.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Look out for David Linton's Gallery.

Here is David Linton's Gallery at Maleny, I'm showing you a pic of the building as I'd hate you to drive past and miss seeing all the wonderful things inside, including my images on canvas. You'll love everything.

David Linton's wonderful Maleny Gallery

When you visit Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, make sure you call and see David Linton's wonderful gallery and shop in the main street of Maleny. David is an acclaimed local furniture maker, with over 25 years experience in creating amazing, quality furniture. Visit his web site at and get a taste. In David's gallery you will discover not only beautiful furniture, but hand made jewellery, gifts and homewares, local artwork and sculptures. Amongst all these beautiful things you will see some of my images on canvas, hanging right there on the walls, just waiting to be given a lovely new home in which to live, here's how they look. You may see more of my work by visiting,

Monday, August 17, 2009

The birds all love Manly too.

There is such a variety of small water birds here on the bay, we are so very lucky. One can observe them quiet easily, because at this time of year it seems they are everywhere. Just waiting for someone to come along and go 'click' with the camera, capturing another lovely memory of their day. I was fortunate enough to see these lovely little fellows, on the bank or knee deep in water, just hanging around catching up on all the goss, and telling a few good fishing stories I guess.

I've looked in my Field Guide of Aussie birds and I'm pretty sure amongst these little fellows there are some Black-Winged Stilts, if not, can some good person please leave me information, along with a comment, so I can correct my blog if need be. You can see more of my pictures by visiting my web site at

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Farmers Markets at Manly.

The Farmers Markets at Manly are wonderful, I visited there this morning at 6.30 a.m. there was plenty of parking and it was great to get in early. There is everything at The Farmers Markets, fresh fruit and vegies, gourmet items, fish, meat, lots of craft, clothing, etc. etc., It's a place with great atmosphere, you'll always see someone you know, and that of course creates the opportunity for a hot coffee or two. The markets are held in the park just across the road from "Boats" where I have some of my images on canvas on display, and of course for sale, you can take a look and if you like what you see, visit my web site it's then you can click on Margi's blog and read all of this, and more.

Manly's Marina - Wow !

Day in the Park - Manly.

The Day in the Park at Manly last Sunday was great. There was fantastic live music, lots of people enjoying themselves, plenty of eats, craft, and perfect weather. A couple of old birds were seen standing around giving people
directions, they persisted for some time, I don't know if anyone had the manners to thank them.
It was a great day, thanks to all the hard work of the organizers.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

In a beautiful Hinterland Home.

Occasionally the opportunity comes along to view my work in the buyers home, which always gives me a thrill and makes me feel very proud. These two images are in the home of my web designer, and I thank you Sharyn for showing such belief in my work back in those early days. Sharyn's a very imaginative web designer living in the lovely Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Her other talents include web hosting, journalism, and copy writing. She offers an amazing service to clients and just recently made changes to my site with in the hour, how good is that ! E-mail her at and take a look at her work by visiting my web site,

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Where to eat and what to see.

Boats Bar and Restaurant is situated in the heart of Manly. I think there are at least three good reasons for going there. The food is great, the view is stunning, and you can see my images on canvas. Make it for brekky and order the delicious Eggs Benedict. Oh so yummy...............

...and whilst dining at Boats, just take in the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the Manly Marina with it's pleasure craft of all shapes and sizes. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and when you have a moment take a look at my images. Then if you'd like to see more go to

Out with Archie.

What a glorious day for a stroll with Archie around the water front, the sun is shining the bay is as calm as a mill pond, and there's just a hint of cloud in the skies. I then snap a few shots to capture the mood of the day. After all this strenuous activity what could be nicer than to visit Boats Bar & Restaurant, say g'day, and have a coffee. Boats is in the heart of Manly and has been a great supporter of my work for some time now. When you call in do try their Eggs Benedict, they are the best I've ever had, and while you're there take a look at a few of my images. You can see lots more by visiting my web site it's Let me know what you think of them.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A walk in the park.

Living here by the Bay we have lots of wonderful bush walks, our little Fox Terriers come with us, on the leash of course. There is Eddie, he's the old man of the group, Scout his devoted daughter, and then there is the mischievous little Archie, the 'new kid on the block'. Where we walk there are lots of birds, and I believe the odd Koala, although I haven't seen any as yet. It's peaceful and gives one time to get ones thoughts in perspective, apart from the exercise for both the doggies and ourselves. With the way our lives seem to heading these days, there seems very little time for a 'walk in the park'. It's so good to just get away from it all and relax under our beautiful blue Aussie skies. This pic is a 'once' beautiful old tree, however it's still majestic and imposing standing there in all its stark glory.

What have I been doing ?

I can't believe its been so long since I've posted an entry, however, when I think back to just how hectic it's been in the last few weeks, it's certainly no wonder.

Here in lovely Manly Queensland we have a progressive Chamber of Commerce and each year they publish the Manly Harbour Village Magazine. It's a high quality glossy A4 size publication, telling of the activities in our lovely bay side community and proposed future development. I'm very happy because three of my photographs have been accepted for the 2009 publication. I can't wait for the magazine to be printed.

The St. John Vianney's School Community Art Showcase was held last weekend and was open to local artists, Oil, Water and Acrylic, also sculptors and photographers. It was a great event, well patronised with a very enthusiastic group of bidders at the auction on the Friday night. Each artist was allowed two entries to showcase and have for sale. One of my images has found a new home, a panoramic shot of the Manly Harbour Marina, 2 mtr x .5 mtr, taken in mid afternoon with a storm approaching from the south, thank you so much to the purchaser, I know you love it just as much as I do. You can see more of my photographs by visiting my web site it's

While at the Art Show I met Elizabeth De Luca, an amazing lady who creates the most wonderful lampwork beads and jewellery. Her studio, Creative Arty Facts is here on the bay and you can see her work by visiting The jewellery Liz creates is absolutely beautiful but visit her web site and see for yourself.