Friday, 8 October 2021
Wednesday, 25 August 2021
This is my latest photobook which I have been working on during the COVID lockdown. It has brought back many memories of my travels in 1988. I had some Long Service Leave as well as school holidays and pursuaded a colleague Jean who had never travelled to come with me. We met up with Barbara in India, and the three of us went to Kashmir, Nepal and Thailand. We were away 4 months!
Enjoy looking at my book. Put it on full screen so you can read it and enjoy over 600 photos.
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
I have just finished this book based on all the many slides I took. I did the scanning a year ago when inside because of bushfire smoke but have just put the book together. Janice, Val and I had finished our three years teaching in Canada and were doing a last big trip before leaving Canada for South America. This book has a map at the beginning showing our route.
Later in the book I have a second trip I did with Helen in 1981-2 during summer school holidays. It was winter so there is lots of snow in many places. Of course we were not camping then. We rented cars and flew between various places.
Saturday, 12 September 2020
This is the largest photobook I have made and in many ways is social history. I have enjoyed scanning slides and making the book by looking through all the letters I wrote home 50 years ago. Toronto is my second home.
Click on the cover here to get the link which will take you to the Blurb page where you can see the whole book. I don't expect anyone to buy it but it is free to look and enjoy.
The book is especially large as it includes most of the weekend trips we did as well as longer ones at easter and school holidays. This included some in America as well as Canada.
Two big American trips will be in my next book.
Thursday, 25 June 2020
My friend Joan came with me as she had not seen Canada. We briefly went to Hawaii to see the volcanic features and then began our travels in Vancouver by renting a car - a Ford Mustang! We walked in the national parks in the Rockies and visited several of my friends. There was also a mini school reunion in Toronto where I taught high school for 3 years in the early seventies.
Saturday, 25 April 2020
Click on the book cover here and then on the link. You will then be able to look at all the pages at Blurb. Hope you enjoy it.
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Val, Janice and I did another big trip to Canada's maritime provinces and more of the USA in 1973 before we left for South America. This will be another book.
Hope some of you will enjoy looking at my book. All the pages are available for viewing - I don't expect anyone to buy it as the book contains my memories.
Saturday, 8 June 2019
I hope you will enjoy looking at it as I have set it up so that you can see all the book without buying. And it doesn't affect your download.
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
If interested they have a lot of work on the internet.
After Grace Cossington Smith, a Sydney artist who used lots of broken colour in her interiors.
This shows a Chinese still life on a piece of Paraguayan lace on my dining table. It is an interior but not in a particular style. It was supposed to represent Margaret Olley's detail but is nothing like her work.
Elizabeth Cummings is still alive in her 80s and shows an amazing use of colour, semi-abstract work but very difficult to get a handle on her style. There are no straight lines but lots of line variation.
This painting is on A3 paper and is emphasising space as well as plain flat colour with some collage. I really enjoyed doing this.
This painting is similar in style but painting in acrylic on canvas. Fun to do at the end of the course.
Thursday, 21 March 2019
I have just finished scanning nearly 700 slides and making this book. I hope you will enjoy looking at it. I have included some anecdotes from my diaries as well as photos.
Just click on the cover and then on the blurb link which will take you to the complete book.