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Lalalian PRO 3:03pm, 2 January 2007
Gallery of Modern Art
2 Jan 2007

Moi!

A day spent feasting on the creativity of others and hoping for inspiration...


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Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 12 years ago
weeee! so happy to see you here, lalalian!
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Wow! That was quick! Ha {:->
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 12 years ago
yeah, I was reloading over and over and waited for you

hehe
Lalalian PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Lalalian (member) 12 years ago
My kitchen
3 Jan 2007

They arrived!!!

I'm going to have a crack at pinhole photography this year.

When I mentioned these plans to my friend, Anniina, she told me about a project that one of her colleagues is working on.

I decided it would be fun to help, so I contacted Tarja, and her little camera package arrived in the mail today.

I'm so excited!
bunæn PRO 12 years ago
Yay, the "platform shoes"!
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Hee hee {:->
cautious range [deleted] 12 years ago
WOW - this seems to be a feast on the inspiration of YOUR shots!
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Thanks Nicole, I hope I can keep it up for the year!! {:->
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Milton Train Station
4 Jan 2007

It rained today...

It rained today which is a good thing when your country is in a drought.

While not a lot would have fallen in catchment areas, today's rain seemed to be a turning point for me.

A cleansing of mind and spirit that has brought focus to my preparation for an upcoming project that had until now been fragmented.
bunæn PRO 12 years ago
A project! I'll be watching.
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 12 years ago
me too! what do you think it is, Buns?
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
wow even your rain is beautiful !
thumbs up
ugglan PRO 12 years ago
The first I thought when I saw the picture: "Oh noes! It's BREAKING, run for your lives!"
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
@ Ladybadtiming - Thank you {:->

@ Ugglan - Ha ha!!

@ Buns & SSB - I'm doing volunteer work with high school kids on a performing and visual arts camp. Last Saturday I found out that our Art Director pulled out, so now I'm doing the job. For the last 10years I've worked in the singing part of camp and was hoping for an ease into the art part... Ease in... Ha! We leave in one week and still have to set down our program & buy supplies... I'm sure there will be pix at the end of it, if I'm still standing {:->
Sandra.Pi 12 years ago
love the rainy days, love the rainy pics!! :)

Sandrapi
Me ❤ Amo "Away" Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Me ❤ Amo "Away" (member) 12 years ago
wo0ow very nice shot ^ ^
_____jstray 12 years ago
i love rain but i hate going to work when it's raining esp. walking to work, it's so depressing.

rainy days are for hot chocolate, a really good book and taking afternoon naps.

.: Jelenie : 2007 Daily Chronicle :.
bunæn PRO 12 years ago
Well Sandra, until I read what it really is, I thought it was taking photos with finnish pinhole cameras that look like platform combat boots from a distance.

* waves at Lara. Tips hat to Sandra and Lara's other friends.
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 12 years ago
She has told us now, Buns ... it seems to be something about still standing. Sounds Elton John-ish, don't you think?

*dreams about lots of fun pictures of wild glasses
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Thank you everyone, I appreciate your comments.

@ SSB & Buns - Haa haa!! You two crack me up. As far as wild glasses go, this is about the best I can do at this late hour... www.flickr.com/photos/lalalian/333406216/ {:->
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Brisbane Airport
5 Jan 2007

Brisbane Airport

Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with Photo Mama for coffee.

She is out here on holidays with her hubby and three gorgeous kids for a couple of weeks and we managed to get together for coffee before their flight left.

Yay! {:->
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Sexy Swedish Babe (member) 12 years ago
when I'm checking everybody's diaries I go: "OH MY! what an exciting life people have!"

(I think this even when checking Ugglan's diary thread -- and hey! he's my roomie!)

I also want to be at the Brisbane airport!
bunæn PRO 12 years ago
Me too. I could go for a cup of coffee right about now.

I love Lara's photos. I am starting to get used to them being upside down and all.
durhamyankee 12 years ago
I'm so glad you posted about the pinhole solagraphy. I signed up right away.

DWM's return to the everyday
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
@ SSB & Buns - The coffee we had at the airport wasn't anything to write home about, but for you guys I will crack out my brother's claypot coffee recipe. It's awesome!!!

* turns on kettle and rustles through cupboard to find cinnamon quills

Hey there Dave. Great to hear! {:->
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Bike path
6 Jan 2007

walking family

I went for a walk with my family today.

My brother's kids tootled along on their bikes.

We had a great time finding little crabs and fish in the mangroves.
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Supposed to be outside...
7 Jan 2007

Subsitute Photo

OK, so I had a really rockin' pic for today's diary entry, but tragedy struck.

The picture was of me enjoying the beautiful summer sunshine and had great lens flare and stuff.

Tonight when I was culling the duds I had a moment of brain meltingness and accidentally deleted the one I was going to use.

I drew this picture to replace it and now you can see why I take photos instead of painting...

Anyway, it was an absolutely gorgeous day and it made me feel really happy {:->
Glow* 12 years ago
You made laugh so much with that one!!It's even better than if I saw the real photo!Thanks :)))

Maïa's world, at least what she's ok to share with the rest of the world!;)
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Oh thank you Maia {:->
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 12 years ago
I still want to try your life more than mine when I see your painting of your day! haha
cautious range [deleted] 12 years ago
The work you do sounds wonderful.
Summer sunshine and draught.
I guess, I have to check your profile and see where you live ;)
The painting makes me grin broadly :D!

NicoleB / Rainmountain: Share the weirdness with me ;)
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
@ SSB - {:->

@ Nicole - I'm on holidays so I get to hang out in nice places a bit more. Glad you liked the picture!
bunæn PRO 12 years ago
I love the painting in lieu of the photo. Such an original idea!

*stage whisper aside to Sandra: gosh, I like this Lara! she's so clever, and well, just FUN!
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
* blush

Thanks! {:->
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 12 years ago
*cleans ears and hears what Buns is whispering

*nods
Lalalian PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Lalalian (member) 12 years ago
My bathroom
8 Jan 2007

In cinemas this summer...

I had a go at developing some pinhole photos today and... well... it didn't really work.

Looks like the safelight wasn't so safe when I was loading the cameras, so all 12 images were lost.

Once I realised what had happened, I thought I would have a little fun with trying to get interesting patterns on the paper. These are the "better" ones...
bunæn PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by bunæn (member) 12 years ago
Re 8 January photo: Those are the hottest, most erotic images I've seen since the last Rorschach test I took.

(sorry, Sandra)

bunaen: I resolve to eliminate all procrastination and regret from my life
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 12 years ago
Dear Buns ... my self-portrait set is not a Rorschach test.
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Well, I'm glad you got something out of them... haa haa! {:->
cautious range [deleted] 12 years ago
Hey, some people would probably pay a bunch of money for THAT art masterpiece :)

NicoleB - Share the weirdness with me
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Hmmm... maybe I'll think about framing it and putting a pricetag on it {:->
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
New Farm
9 Jan 2007

Renata

This is the lovely Renata.

She's just back from a whirlwind overseas tour with her family where they visited heaps of places and spent Christmas in Switzerland. How exciting.

I saw her today for the first time in months and realised just how much I've missed spending time with her.

The good thing is, we're spending a whole week together next week. Woo! {:->
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
She looks happy and refreshed! Swiss air will do that to you!

Too bad about your pinhole photos. I'm really curious about those, looking forward to when you are able to get them developed.

--
Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 12 years ago
what a cutie!
rynokins 12 years ago
so late to the party! these are all so so gorgeous Lalalian! can't wait to see some of your pinhole shots! I want to try that myself...
bunæn PRO 12 years ago
Yay! #8^>
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Thanks everyone.

Yes, I will definately be having another go at pinhole, so keep your peepers peeled over the next few weeks.
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Mum's house
10 Jan 2007

Mr Muscles

This is my nephew showing us his "guns".

He and his sister crack me up all the time with their antics {:->
bunæn PRO 12 years ago
*imagines nefoo quipping "I'M AS STRONG AS A RUSSIAN ATHLETE!
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 12 years ago
he IS on steroids, right?

because that's how strong he looks
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Hee hee!!

Everyone kept calling him "Mr Muscles", but he can't read yet so I'm pretty sure he was half wondering why.
Lalalian PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Lalalian (member) 12 years ago
South Bank
11 Jan 2007

Pete & Brie

I hung out with Dajh and Pete at South Bank this afternoon.

We had a delicious picnic dinner created by Dajh and were serenaded by a busker who seemed to specialise in tunes by The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel.

Today was stinking hot, but a cool change came through this afternoon and beautiful breezes came softly across the river to cool us down.

Afterwards, we headed to the cinema to watch "Night at the Museum".

Awesome! {:->
sunshinecity 12 years ago
... ohhh I could just eat that!!! You made me hungry again and I just got up form the table!!! LOL

I'm looking forward to your pinhole camera pics too... I wanted to give it a try, but wouldn't know where to start... or where to take them to get developed... I'm such an amature, sometimes I think I am doomed to stay one! LOL


~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
It was so tasty, as were the chicken and herb sandwiches {:->

With the pinhole stuff. You need to process it yourself. It's all part of the fun!!

I have found this site to be very useful (any box, tin etc can be used to make cameras).

There are other sites that go into more detail, but I think it's a good place for a beginner. Later you can worry about all the technical stuff {:->
drab chicken [deleted] 12 years ago
hey Lala. would you say Night At the Museum is totally appropriate for school aged children? in your opinion. (my girls wanna see it-- ages 7 & 9)

p.s. picnics rule.
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Hi! Yeah, I think it would be ok.

There are some interesting little bits of history snuck into the storyline. A couple of moments might be a bit scary, but the kids in the theatre with us didn't seem to have a problem.
Lalalian PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Lalalian (member) 12 years ago
My Kitchen
12 Jan 2007

Pancakes with stewed nectarines

* sigh *

I've been sorting out stuff all day and now I'm pooped!

Next week I will be hanging out with about 108 high school kids and no, I'm not trying to re-live my youth.

For the last 10 years or so, I have spent a week of my summer holidays as a volunteer leader on a performing and visual arts camp where we run workshops in various creative disciplines.

The reason for my tiredness today is that I'll be running the art department (with the assistance of 3 lovely ladies), so I've been digging through my art cupboard looking for anything remotely useful and shopping for last minute things.

I'm pretty nervous actually, because all the other times I've worked there, I have been with the vocalists which is pretty different to making stuff.

Hmmm... I'm sure it will be OK in the end...

Tonight, I made pancakes with stewed nectarines for dinner {:->
oddityinabox PRO 12 years ago
You're making me hungry...


_ravi | *life through pictures
drab chicken [deleted] 12 years ago
yay for glop!
Lalalian PRO 12 years ago
Maybe I was subconsciously inspired by Ugglan's porridge {:->
drab chicken [deleted] 12 years ago
haha maybe!
Lalalian PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Lalalian (member) 11 years ago
My brother's house
13 Jan 2007

Memories of childhood

I spent the day with my Mum, bro and his kids.

Mum had a bit of a clear out during the week and came across an old Hanimex game console that used to keep us amused for hours as kids.

After my bro did a bit of fix-er-upping on the cables, we were away and and enjoying the electronic genius of a green screen with players represented by sticks.

Ah the memories {:->
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 12 years ago
Can't wait to see pics of you and 108 high school kids!
durhamyankee Posted 12 years ago. Edited by durhamyankee (member) 12 years ago
Your food pictures are making me hungry.
DWM's return to the everyday
bunæn PRO 12 years ago
*squints eyes

*viddies display of oldest video game in memory

*sees text: "it is dark"

"you have been eaten by a grue"

bunaen: I resolve to eliminate all procrastination and regret from my life.
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Hi groovers, I'm back.

Totally exhausted and barely able to keep my eyes opened.

Photos of the week to come soon... {:->
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
sunshinecity Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sunshinecity (member) 11 years ago
woo hoo welcome back! looking forward to new pics!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
*impatiently waits
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
*drums fingers anxiously on the hardwood table
Lalalian PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Lalalian (member) 11 years ago
Mapleton - Dining Hall
14 Jan 2007

Summer SMADD 2007

Today was the first day of Summer SMADD 2007.

Most of the Leaders came to set up and prepare for the arrival of all the kiddley-winks tomorrow.

After all the hard work, we sat down to a candle-lit dinner and enjoyed a bit of peace and quiet.

This year I was asked to take on the Director's role for the art section two weeks out from camp because the girl who was doing it couldn't come.

At this point I was feeling pretty scared because I generally work in with the singers. Also, I wasn't able to meet with the other three leaders until we arrived at camp. Most planning was done via email and it was only an outline. There wasn't a firm schedule of who was doing what and I am the type that feels more comfortable if i know what is happening.


** SMADD stands for Song, Music, Art, Dance, Drama. It is a holiday camp for high school kids that has been running for over 20 years. I've been involved for about 10 years **
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Mapleton - Main Hall
15 Jan 2007

Summer SMADD 2007

Today 108 teenagers decended upon the campsite in buses and cars. I always get a bit nervous about this time. So many (loud) people and pieces of luggage.

After they found a dorm to put their stuff in, they were brought down to the main hall where leaders had prepared various activities to help them get into the swing of camp.
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
they look great! and they look ... tall!
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
I think they're about the same height as me (I'm 5' 7").
Lalalian PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Lalalian (member) 11 years ago
Mapleton - Dining Hall
16 Jan 2007

Summer SMADD 2007

Yarrrrr!!!!

It's Pirate Day.

Everyone had to come to breakfast dressed in their finest pirate gear and wear it all day.

It was pretty fun. At lunchtime there was a sea shanty competition and in the evening there were pirate games.

Do you like my beard?? {:->
Milton Train Station
4 Jan 2007

this one is really good :) the composition is perfect !
sunshinecity 11 years ago
lol great pics!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Thank you very much {:->
Lalalian PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Lalalian (member) 11 years ago
Mapleton - The Garden
17 Jan 2007

Summer SMADD 2007

I generally get up pretty early when I'm on camp because it means I get a warm shower and some time to myself.

This morning I went for a walk around the grounds and got a couple of nice pix.

It's taking me longer than usual to get into the swing of camp. I'm feeling pretty worn out already and it's only halfway through the week.

Thank goodness I have the best girls in the world staying in the dorm with me. I've ended up with only two (out of a possible seven). They're both great and aren't really into late night partying or trouble making. We've had some good laughs and chats.

Two boys are being sent home today for disregarding requests to curb their behaviour. It's always a tough decision for Directors to make, but sometimes it just has to be done. We're all feeling pretty awful about it.
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Mapleton - Art Room
18 Jan 2007

Summer SMADD 2007

Here we are, working hard on being... arty.
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
I only count 106.
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Hee hee, the other groovers were off singing, playing music, dancing or being dramatic {:->
Lalalian PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Lalalian (member) 11 years ago
Mapleton - Dining Hall
19 Jan 2007

Summer SMADD 2007

Tonight is the "Cartoons and Movies" costume night.

I didn't really have a costume for it, but after a quick trip into a nearby town I ended up finding these items for the bargain price of $2.50 and went as Bob the Builder.
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
mon dieu! bob the builder! (one of my friend's is the swedish voice of the little red ... what is it ... cement truck?)
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Oh wow, how cool!

I don't think I've even watched an episode of the show, I just know the song and that he wears a safety had and has tools to fix things {:->
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Looks like John Belushi and Sarah Silverman chillin' at the back wall.

(nice wrench, or is it a spanner?)
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Yes, he was John Belushi. She was "Baby" from Dirty Dancing {:->
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
OH! "Baby"!
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
*** Oooops!!! I had so many photos to go through that I got mixed up with days.

This is the one is actually from 18 Jan...

Here is one from 19 Jan just to make things all honkey dory...
www.flickr.com/photos/lalalian/366977391/

It links to a video of a dance that was performed at the concert on the last night.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
sandra. omg DIZZY?!?!?!??! for REAL?? (isn't it Dizzy?)
neat!!!

lala you're adorable. xoxo
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Mapleton - Song Room
20 Jan 2007

Summer SMADD 2007

Phew!!

Last day of camp and we all made it through in one piece.

These are most of the leaders I worked with for the week (some had to leave early).

They are a super fantastic bunch of people to be around. So much fun and oh, so talented.
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Missy's right. You are! Just look at all of you in this photo. So cute!*

*especially you
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Awww... shucks...

*blushes {:->
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
My Lounge Room
21 Jan 2007

Waiting for dinner

I ordered pizza over the interweb for the first time tonight and was excited to find that they had a timer so you could see what stage your meal delivery was up to.
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Central Railway Station
22 Jan 2007

Is it here yet?

*sigh

Waiting for the last train so I can go home to bed.
Lalalian PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Lalalian (member) 11 years ago
Cowie's Hallway
23 Jan 2007

Cowies Hallway

There's something special about this hallway.

Whenever I visit my friend Cowie (Carolyn) I always feel relaxed and at home by the time I've walked through the front hall.

It's a great place and generally filled with lovely people {:->
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
I am thinking of putting a timer on my chef Ugglan ... to know when it's food time.
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Haa haa!!! Good idea.

Lemme know when he's baking scones again and I'll be round in a flash {;-D
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
*hears a loud cacophonous sound as all the timers of Sexy's other admirers go off at once, announcing "I'm Ready!"
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
My Lounge Room
24 Jan 2007

New Shoes

I went shopping with Mum and Nanna today and found these shoes for a bargain price.

They were so good that I also bought a white pair {:->
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