Friday, April 28, 2017

More double exposures ...

Added these ones to the Behance site as I like the way they're displayed nice and large ... Double exposure time by Jane Monaghan

The road not taken

Overlaying the vanishing point of a Palmy North street over Patons beach in Golden Bay reminded me of that wonderful poem by Robert Frost.  And here I am about to take a new road and although it's not less taken I know it will make all the difference to me.  

Link to The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Friday, April 14, 2017

Vegan noms

I've been asked a few times recently ... 'what do you eat?'  So thought it best I illustrate!  Boy what a lucky girl I am to have such amazing yummy food and all with no animal products at all.  Yay for cruelty free yum yums!  

  • Nori rolls with avocado, cucumber and red pepper filling plus wasabi and tamari for dipping.

  • Fried tempeh with nooch sauce and pasta with fresh corn off the cob.
  • Dahl and spinach filled pastry with Moroccan spiced couscous, beetroot salad, chutney and homemade hummus.
  • Quick and easy toasted sandwich with homemade refried beans and Angel Food dairy free mozzarella filling plus a smudge of sweet chilli sauce and token watercress leaf on top!
  • Nachos with a chilli bean and onion tomato sauce, Angel Food vegan mozzarella fresh tomatoes and Franks yummy guacamole.

If you would like recipes just let me know. 
#vegan #food #ideas #yum #plantbaseddiet #nomnoms

I make the best bed

Yup Mana decided that right on top of me would be the best place to curl up for bedtime!  He stayed there for a while and then I did the hug and roll & moved him over to a pillow.  #treatedlikeaking #cat #bed #hardtosleep

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Luminate festival collage

Aaah Luminate you're beautiful! What an amazing vibe in a gorgeous setting with fun people.  Bare feet and music, walks in the forest with no flushing loos or wifi. So much love and goodness shared.  Great value noms as well. Here's a little glimpse of pics taken with the 'halo' filter turned on phone. 

More photos here imajane on Flickr

Return from a magical journey to Wellington 'summer'

Pencarrow lighthouses from the ferry home 

Saturday, January 7, 2017


A few photos from the wonderful outdoor biannual exhibition 2016



Poneke to Pauatahanui inlet

Please click on the image to see it large.

Wow what a view!  Looking south to west from Boulder Hill, Belmont Regional Park, Wellington, NZ.

Tiger eyes meets light bokeh

This was a bit of a fluke while making collages in a layout app.  I like the way the shadows partially line up drawing my eye in to the boys eye. He was standing by the side of the road at a rest stop in Rajasthan, India. I see serious sadness in his an intense gaze and I am reminded of my good fortunes.  

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Te Ahumairangi Hill with Baxter [and Mike]

View over Poneke (Wellington) towards the airport in the distance

That tongue! Baxter the Irish Setter was a little warm. 

Mr Beautiful posing

 A little windswept with his new 'friend' attempting to jump on.

New games to learn!

North east towards the Hutt valley 

   Modelling to a fault
and the Lilliputian version!

Model dog

What a lovely afternoon catching up with Mike and enjoying the great views.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Aw this made me feel good, I received mail from Flickr HQ saying my photo "Bella Lobelia" is being used on the front page of the flowers group.  YAY!!  Another small thing to be grateful for! 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Reminder to self ...

Finish watching this video! - unbusy

I like the idea of ensuring that everyday contains 
vitality, connection & contribution.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mixed feelings ...

Loving being vegan for my soul feels free, no longer stepping on those lives I crushed with my imbibing.  Now I'd like to live in a place where others feel the same. It's tough to see animal flesh raw and encased on a bench, smoking on a barbecue and being chopped into pieces before being chewed on. It's sad for me because I trace that piece of meat back to a poor dear little soul who was killed prematurely.

Not that I am holier than though though I did still use the bees wax insect repellent rather than get bitten by sand flies. Next time I shall take a vegan one.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Having a bit of fun with Canva

Fun with Canva using a photo of a bunch of pens I had removed from the collection that congregates on the bench ... I liked the mix that came out ... there was a black and a white one too!

A Rendering

I can't remember where I made this (oops!) but found it in the archives so thought I'd share.  As you do ... as I do!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Blockheads ignore externalities for our peril

I read about one and then the other ... makes me very sad for the longevity our world that so many humans appear infinitely capable of ignoring significant signs and going ahead with hideous crimes against nature and diversity for profit.  I guess the problem remains that capitalism itself is not sustainable so why should any of it's mechanisms be?

Greenpeace New Zealand - our government the blockheads again

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Front Lawn's movie

I remember watching this in the 90's and thinking it was really well done.  Great to see it again Linda's body

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Angel vegan

Angel vegan on nothing humane happens at a slaughterhouse

It's time for the next step ... for too long I have tried to forget that for every piece of cheese, every spoon of sour cream and every sup of milk that a little calf gave it's life for me to have that milk that was meant for him or her.  I've tried to pretend that it was OK.  

Angel vegan's posts made me realise that I had to change.  Made myself watch her sometimes gruesome feed. BECAUSE it is what happens and it helped cement for me that I don't want to be any part of it.  I don't want to be a part of any animal suffering.  Geez I resist digging the garden in case I will kill worms et al.  

I don't have much time for humans who argue with me as to why their meat eating is justified somehow.  When I first went vegetarian I wished I could have said I had been vegetarian for many years. I can now but it's it's not enough, I still contribute.

So vegan she goes ... 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Antipodes Oriental Parade

A walk along Wellington's Oriental Parade is always a pleasure on a nice day. The lovely golden sand and beautifully turquoise-blue water always bring a smile to my face. 

Update: I've just had this one printed and it's on our wall.  Sweet!

a (very) brief history of aotearoa

By Kereama Taepa

a very brief history of aotearoa comprises four aluminium pieces in pixelated 'space invaders' icons in the form of 
  • a Maori meeting house representing the original Maori habitation of New Zealand
  • a mitre, representing Christian missionaries and early European settlement
  • a crown representing the Queen of Britain and New Zealand and the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 between the Crown and Maori
  • "The Beehive" representing our current government 

This is the fifth installation of in the biannual 4 Plinth Sculpture Project. The temporary nature of the works is a great opportunity for established and emerging artists to realise a major public sculpture, with all the challenges of scale and robustness needed for this tough environment and highly visible public space.

Below is an older exhibit - Rita Angus Used to Grow Her Own Vegetables
by Glen Hayward
Rita Angus Used to agree Her Own Vegetables