Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Proud To Be An Aussie...

I thought I'd share with you these images of Australia, our beautiful country. The paintings and drawings were done by me, a couple of which I've previously posted.

The beach photographs are of Noosa Heads, one taken from the top of Noosa Hill and the other, towards the northern-end, looking across to North Shore.

With Australia Day tomorrow, I've been invited to share a barbecue with friends. I hope you all have a fun day.

We live in a wonderful country. Let's hope it remains this
way. I had a big smile on my face when I saw on the
news a few moments ago, all the young people defiantly
wearing and waving the Australian flag at "Big Day Out".
I bet the organisers wish they had have kept their mouths
shut! That will teach them to suggest the Aussie flag be
banned from the "Big Day Out" concert!

Waltzing Matilda!











32 comments:

  1. Enjoy your illustrations very much. I've always wanted to go to Australia and New Zealand. Anyway, cool site.

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  2. Thanks, abe...perhaps one day you will get to visit our fair shores. :)

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  3. Hi Lee, you certainly are one talented lady, just love your drawings especially.
    Happy Australia Day to you.

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  4. Thank you, Peter for your comment and your good wishes. Same back to you. :)

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  5. Wonderful artwork and fabulous beach. What a character-filled face the man has.

    I like the red path painting especially.

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  6. Hi Liz, thanks for popping in. I'm glad you like my artwork. Thanks for your nice comments. :)

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  7. Lee, you have a talent that I'm envious of.

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  8. lee,
    My oh my, what a talent you are. I love your art. I have a form of colorblindness (don't see pastel very acurately) but brillant color captures me in an instant.
    Happy Australia day. Remember your flag!
    rel

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  9. You two gentlemen are most kind with your words...thank you. :)

    I most certainly will remember my flag, Rel...I'm off to a barbecue tomorrow, Australia Day...a typically traditional way to celebrate it.

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  10. Whyever would they want to ban the Aussie flag from a public event? Seems politics always tries to get in the way of fun anymore.

    Nice drawings. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. The organisers were scared it might caused trouble at a rock concert, Dave because of rioting youths in Cronulla, a beachside suburb of Sydney, just over a year ago...between two cultures. Why we have to bow down to those who come to this country and don't accept our way of life, beats me. Let them return to their home countries and live by those rules. We value ours and intend to keep them the way they are.

    The organisers of "Big Day Out" were slapped in the face because everywhere one looked, the Australian flag was on display. ;)

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  12. Ha! Funny, isn't it, Lee? The minute anyone decides that we can't show our flag, the patriotism knows no bounds. Way to go!

    Happy Australia Day! I'm off to a barbecue later on too, and my friends have a pool! Looks it's sitting in the pool, sunglasses and hat on...and a glass of something! Heheh!

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  13. BTW your artwork is wonderful,but you know what I think. I love the grass tree, who is the man?

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  14. I forget, Robyn...but he is an Aboriginal stockman...I found his picture in a library book and his face captivated me.

    The grass tree drawing actually started out just as a scribble...I wanted to paint a couple in a watercolour I was working on at the time so I thought I'd fiddle around with graphite first to get the feel of them...and the scribble just grew from there. In truth, it's not completely completed...but I kinda like it that way.

    So true about Aussie patriotism coming to the fore! Great stuff!

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  15. Lee, these paintings and drawings are absolutely wonderful. Have you ever thought of publishing them as a collection? I'm sure you could, you know. Hope you have a very happy day and good for you, for loving your country!

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  16. Oh! God no! Welsh...I've never thought of doing that...thanks for your positive remark but I'm still a learner...self-taught...I'll stick to in here for the moment! ;) I've been very slack lately and not done any drawing and painting but once this humidity ceases, I'll pick up my brushes again as I have to finish a painting I promised a good friend. By the rate, I'm going I'll never get it finished!

    Thanks, Welsh.

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  17. Hi Lee. A great Australian post
    love your drawings, Artwork.
    (I can only draw stick figures lol)
    have a great Australia day BBQ

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  18. Lee, wonderful wonderful drawings and paintings. I'm particularly fond of the first one posted. The bird looks like a kingfisher? What is he? And what is that little fellow at the bottom in the photograph? I can't imagine what he is? A little hedgehog. Thanks. Great pictures.

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  19. Great pictures! Is that a playtapus(sp)?

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  20. GREAT pictures!! Thanx for sharing, Lee. ;0)

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  21. Hi Corn Dog, Jeanette and Mike,

    Yes...that is a platypus. The bird is a Kookaburra...kingfishers are of the same family as the kookaburra. And the bottom pic is of a wombat. :)

    Thanks for visiting, Jeanette...and it's nice to see you again, too, Mike. :)

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  22. Hi Lee ~~ Wonderful artwork. Is there anything you can't do?
    I hope the thunder you had brought some rain. I made your Mexican recipe today and it is really nice, I
    put a bit of minced steak in, also some cashews and cooked lots of veg to go with it. Take care, Love, Merle.

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  23. Yeah...Merle...I can't win the bloody lotto! And lots of other things...but I'm keeping those a secret! ;)

    Glad you enjoyed the recipe, Merle.

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  24. And I definitely can't play tennis, Merle!

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  25. g'day, g'day, how's it going?
    whatda know? go strike a light.. oh wait..lol once that song is in my head it won't go away! lol.. well until Home Among the Gumtrees takes over!... years ago a young man from Queensland introduced me to John Williamson and his sing alongs and the songs never leave me!

    thanks for comming by my blog!.. quite the artist ! Really good work!

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  26. G'day Deslily...Crikey, mate, strewth...nice of you to come over for a yack!

    I'm a bit partial to John Williamson, myself, particularly, "True Blue". When I bought the cassette years ago, before the advent of CDs, I drove my brother completely insane one night by playing it over and over and over again. Of course, a few rums had nothing to do with it!

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  27. OMG!... how funny is this?!.. the cd I have of his is True Blue!!!!

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  28. That's a great album, to my mind, Deslily....I played it the morning of the memorial service for Steve Irwin.

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  29. Ooooh how nice!.. gads his daughter looks and acts just like him! I still can't believe he's gone.

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  30. Me neither, DesLily. He was larger than life alive and his zest for life continues very strongly. Bindi is an amazing little girl. She continues in her father's path and certainly does have his spirit. She's a cutie.

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  31. Lee, I am SO impressed with your talent to create beautiful things - and we do have the most beautiful country, the colors are so vibrant, thank you for sharing these.

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  32. You're welcome, Della...I think I'm following you down the posts!

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