Sunday, June 24, 2007

Gales and snow and brrr...

The words the weather forecasters are using for the weather in Dunedin are 'raw' and bitter'. It is because of the gale force winds. Yesterday there was snow - this pic from the Otago Daily Times. Today it is just bleak as you can see on the city center webcam.

New guidelines stipulate that new housing must have double glazing and proper insulation. About time too.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ring Cycle Jewellery

I finished the jewellery workshop yesterday. I worked in copper with gold leaf and based my work on Wagner's music.

Raum/Zeit (Musical notes in Copper)


Friday, June 15, 2007

The eyes have it

Part of my art school project: 'self portrait with Ta Moko' .I learned how to paint the eyes by looking at paintings in a recent exhibition of portraits of women at the Dunedin Art Gallery.

Friday, June 08, 2007


Well we didn't have to wait until evening. A storm blew through a minute ago and covered my south window.

I can see big snow clouds billowing to the west so it must be snowing hard in inland Otago. There is a hint of yellow on the horizon which would mean hail if we were in Sydney. Maybe a hail storm is on the way.
The windows of the buggy are snowbound too. The running water on the window distorted the picture.


Winter has arrived. This morning it snowed and now it is blowing, sleeping, raining and generally horrible. Even the hardy locals are looking cold. The ski resorts will be happy - they had no snow at all in May and now they will be deluged. They say snow is expected to sea level this evening so perhaps we will wake to a white Dunedin.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Art School

The art school is housed in an old school on the edge of Otago University Campus. This is the lunch area - photo taken in summer. Behind the blue windows is the painting workshop.

A restraining hand

Here is the child with candle image again - this time with a restraining hand.