A CoUPle of Stacked UP Dolls

“How many selves do we contain, like Russian dolls concealed within one another.” – Susan Hill I saw these nesting dolls on the Window in one of my walks in the city before Christmas. It is in a shop in the Royal Arcade named Babushka and it is a whole shop full of Russian nesting…

Where are you Going?

… UP the UooUoo Trail! (Part 1 of the Series) Launched on 20 January up until 21 March 2021, hundreds of UooUoo sculptures will be dotting the streets, laneways and iconic public places of Melbourne and Geelong. A UooUoo (pronounced you-you) is an imaginary creature that is somewhat shaped like a wombat. Entitled Me and…

Barcode LookUP

“Things changed, people changed, and the world went rolling along right outside the window.” – Nicholas Sparks Kinda quirky… Looking UP, I saw this barcode window in Melbourne CBD! Monday Window SquareUp- Barcode LookUP

Checks and Stripes

“You can never have too many striped tops.” – unknown and don’t care haha For Ann-Christine who is hosting this week’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Stripes & Checks Please click item to enlarge and to find out where the photos were taken. And here are Pat, my daughter & my husband, Jack with their…

UP there where Mr Poetry Sits

“Sculpture and paintings are moments of life; poetry is life itself.” – Walter Savage Landor Sitting high UP on the corner of Brunswick Street and Argyle Streets in Fitzroy is Mr Poetry, a sculpture by Peter Corlett. Mr Poetry is Adrian Rawlins (1938-2001), a poet and music journalist. He is described as: ‘Adrian Rawlins: poet,…

Up the Fairfield Pipe Bridge

“When you cross a bridge, you take a break from this world!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan The Yarra River is a river in Victoria that flows through the city of Melbourne. Overhead is the rustic Fairfield Pipe Bridge, where you can see a bird’s eye view of the river… of people having a go on…

In my BackUP file … USA

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt This wasn’t supposed to be my post for today’s SquareUp Challenge…but then I was moved by a fellow blogger’s view of anger, of doubt, of sadness and then with the Inauguration … finally being able to breathe a sigh…

Nature’s Patterns in Squares

“An understanding of the natural world & what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity, but great fulfilment.” – David Attenborough The natural patterns seen in the dark speckles on a flower… the texture of the leaves… the patches on a duck’s wings… the different shades in a lavender farm… the…

pUPil #2

“The eyes tell more than words could ever say.” – unknown Part 2 of the series about the pupil of the eyes. And this is another streetart in Hosier Lane. Thanks to theartblogger54 I found out more about this mural and the artist behind it. This is Shine of the Moon piece painted in December…

Henryk – Up and Down of Emotions

“It’s way too early for him to be talking anyhow, but I see in his eyes something and I see in his eyes a voice and I see in his eyes a whole new set of words.” – Sherman Alexie   Nice to see how emotions are very evident in babies as they have no…

Why walk when you can Dance

“Why walk when you can dance.” – Ellen van Dam In one of the lush gardens between the Australian Ballet Building and the Art Centre, one can see these graceful sculptures of ballerinas and a dragonfly in tiptoes. Thanks to my hubby for taking these photos with his iphone. Six Word Saturday Sculpture Saturday La…

Sit Down and Have a cUPpa

“Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.” – Letitia Baldridge Put your feet up … sit down … and have a cuppa. This is I inviting you to join me…Do you use that term too in your country? Cuppa is a Slang contraction of “cup of”, believed to…