Monday, May 30, 2011

Artnomadix Wearable Art: Stand in the Sand

Artnomadix Wearable Art: Stand in the Sand

Stand in the Sand

 Nearly 3,000 people Stood Together In The Sand (STITS) on Byron Bay's Main Beach yesterday May 29th, followed an hour later with nearly 3,000 down at Austinmer Beach in the Illawarra to form the words "Stop Coal Seam Gas!".

I'm Standing with my Rainbow Sun Umbrella and two yellow Lock The Gate Triangles
The weather turned on another specky array for us like the 3,000 strong rally in Murwillumbah on 14th May, where we had a Rainbow Corona high in the Ice Crystal Cloud honour our presence below.

We had an amazing build up of tumultous mushrooming, towering clouds as we drove down from Tyalgum in a quite 'cool' morning, with rain predicted for sometime later.....

The Clouds held back, out over the Ocean allowing all to enjoy a glorious Northern Rivers autumn day ....and only came in over land for an afternoon/evening torrential downpour !! We were so lucky ! This morning it's grey and drippy wet again, out here in the hills

I didn't have my camera as the battery charger for it is dying, waiting for a 2nd hand DSLR to arrive in the post any day now .....(fingers crossed) these are photos from the plane or helicopter and Michael Mc of NRG....the Northern Rivers Guardians.

And another from Ashley, who got the Byron STITS going after hearing about the Illarwarra one on Austinmer Beach near Woolongong.....

Circus Skills at The Channon Market

Circus Skills , originally uploaded by ArtNomadix.
Someone just added this pic to their favourites, on Flickr, and it reminded me of the weather back in early 2008....

Via Flickr:
Out on the oval, a new stall has set up, teaching circus skills to all those wanting to learn juggling and other skills.

It's been so wet since this was taken I'm not sure if they've been back ......or if they were nomadically 'travlin' thru..........

Oh bring on the 'Dry Winter' ...'rumoured' about today ......

Our last market day at The Channon ....was a beautiful exquisite autumn warm day just like this.........after near on 2 years of fairly constant rains every month, with sporadic dry & sunny 'glorious northern N SW' weather.
Today we had perfect sky weather down at Main Beach Byron Bay, for a 3,000 person Human Sign for Aerial Photos.......

An incredible Array of Mountainous Mushrooming clouds ...out to sea......Towering over the Land.......waiting for the Event to Enjoy The Sun, The Wind, The Water,
Those Clouds .....came in as we finished and later the heavens opened and cleansed us yet again

Friday, May 27, 2011

Beaniefest time again

Aaaah I have finally sent off my 12 hats for this years Alice Springs Beaniefest.
The theme is 'In our element - Earth, Air, Fire and Water'

I have had much fun creating my two exhibition competition hats which I will post pix of soon.

Just getting the 12 hats detailed and hung with their swing tags, their details written onto entry form and swing tag, took me most of the day, and then I had to drive 25 kms into town to get the box into the mail, for slow post.

I had weighed and priced the box the day before at my local PO and it was just over the 1kg, which meant it would be cubed and priced accordingly, we cut a bit more off the cardboard box, but it still had 50gms extra. Local PO worker said it'd be OK.

Today with the 5kg express bag  full with the above 10 hats sealed inside, I had to open the box and take out one competition hat and send it in a separate tough bag, as "It would be fraud" said the PO worker, ( in larger town), when I asked if she could just let it thru.  No you'd have to pay $28.74  (an extra $15.68 ) than the stamps I already had on it.
Buying an extra tough bag and postage came to $5.40

Yay they're off at last and on their way ! I won't be able to make it out there in person again this year,  :(  ......but,    maybe next year I'll get back out to the Amazing Alice Springs Beaniefest !

It is an incredible feast of Colour and Yarns