Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Fossil Magic

I haven't posted any art for quite some time, with the exception of mandalas. So here is some 'fossil magic'. Inspired by ammonites, fish and other nameless microscopic fossils.

We have been keeping busy with end of season soccer BBQ's and since it is school holidays here and glorious weather, spending afternoons at the beach.

Today is My son's 14th birthday. He is named after my father and it is strange, but it is always on this day that I think of my Dad, who died a number of years ago, more than any other. This verse is an excerpt from the ballad "Ye Wearie Wayfarer" by Australian poet Adam Lindsay Gordon. It was a favourite verse of my fathers and he would often quote it when we had troubles of our own. It has stuck with me all these years. I needed to remember it today.

“Question not, but live and labour
Till yon goal be won,
Helping every feeble neighbour,
Seeking help from none;
Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.”


  1. Patti, the painting is gorgeous, I love the colours which to me represent dynamic change. And the verse is just about the essential things in life, thanks for sharing these beautiful words

  2. I"m so glad you are posting your art. These are brilliant. I have never seen anything like it before. As I see more in your art gallery, I am floored by them. They really capture me. Wonderful.

  3. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Love your quote and the video of your artworks. Your paintings are inspiring and so colorful. I must try a mandala soon.

  4. The fossils are wonderful (as are the paintings posted in the others - I love the Moonlight Tree, but then I have an afinity for trees - You have such a wonderful site! My whole body smiles when I come here!


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