Saturday, 25 February 2012

Grrrrrrrgh


"Storm of the Last Dinosaur"
 — a potential title for a B grade sci-fi fantasy flick.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Sunset Beach II

I thought I'd share more snaps from yesterday's sunset photoshoot.
Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Being Mum

    What does it mean being a mum? It means that within the same day I am an amputee surgion and bed designer/builder... For my daughter's Barbie doll, that is. I think I just earned the Barbie Nobel prize.
    Poor Barbie! Her leg broke clean off at the knee and required immediate surgery. The damage has been fixed, of course, she will never bend that leg again. It could have been worse though. If unsuccessful I would have been making a wheel chair instead of a bed for Barbie.

Barbie's broken leg - post surgery.
Sticky tape and a Barbie band-aid did the trick.
Barbie is expected to make near perfect recovery. All she needs is some bed rest.

I proceeded to build a hospital bed for Barbie, using a cereal box, decorative
paper, scissors, tape and some scrap fabric.

Barbie can now rest easy. Goodnight!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Sunset Beach

    Earlier this evening I drove to Brighton just before sunset to get in some glorious photos. There were so many people enjoying the beach. There were kite surfers, people eating dinner, fishermen, other photographers plus a wedded couple.
Image by Melissa Gaggiano


Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A Bugs' Life

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

What Is It?

    My eldest girl noticed this little bug in the backyard. She thought it was a spider. I said that it wasn't a spider. But I haven't a clue what sort of bug it is. Or I should say 'what sort of a shell of a bug it is?'
Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Less Summer More Autumn

    I am so over Summer. Puh-lease bring on the Autumn. I am one of the rare few that cannot bare the hot weather. I used be able to, when I was a kid. But these days I dream of Canadian sea changes. Of course anyone who follows my rants is quite familiar with my dream of breathing Canadian air.
Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano


Monday, 20 February 2012

The Eyes Have It

Illustration by Melissa Gaggiano

8 x 8

    Yay! Hooray! Making good progress on my granny square project. I have now made 64 pieces. If my math is correct that is 31 % complete. To see the full progress of this project, simply follow this link.

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Roller Art Piece

Art by Melissa Gaggiano

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Candle and Light

    Today I had a bit of fun taking photos of a candle and playing with different exposure settings - of the candle and of the man's sky view [as opposed to a birds eye view.].
Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Vivienne Westwood Can't Go Wrong

    It is not often that I go gaga for major fashion labels, but I will make an exception for Vivienne Westwood and this charming little black number...
Vivienne Westwood design:
Anglomania - bandeau draped dress

Book Island

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Admiration, Projects, Ideas and Music

    So what is happening in the world of Melissa? I am reading Neon Angel by Cherie Currie and I am hooked, line and sinker. I am so into it that I have created an ipod playlist that includes Joan Jet, David Bowie, Blondie, Billy Idol, The Divinyls. What is the theme here? Well I guess it's vintage rock mixed with essence of pop - old school baby. 

Neon Angel written by Cherie Currie, with Tony O'Neill

    I am also working on my granny square project - 52 squares down. I just gotta work on that momentum.
    I am brainstorming new photography ideas. And of course Cherie's book has been inspiring me and I have had a whole bunch of fresh ideas burning a hole in my brain since 3 o'clock this morning. So you can imagine I am a bit tired this morning.
    I have saved my first piece for my eventual pinhole camera. It is a baby formula cannister. My next step will be to spray the inside of the can with black matte paint.
    Yonks ago I had a Vogue magazine with this creative fashion shoot involving balloons. I was reminded of the photoshoot when my daughters were playing with balloons the other day. The photography in question was by Sølve Sundsbø and here are some examples from his balloon fashion shoot...

Image by Sølve Sundsbø 


Image by Sølve Sundsbø


Image by Sølve Sundsbø


Image by Sølve Sundsbø


Image by Sølve Sundsbø


Image by Sølve Sundsbø


Image by Sølve Sundsbø


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

7 x 7

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

    I have now ploughed through 49 pieces for my granny square project. I almost cannot believe I am actually getting through with this. Years ago if you told me that I would one day know how to crochet I'd probably laugh and say 'I think not'. Not because I wasn't into it, but just that it wouldn't have occurred to me that I was capable of teaching myself. And now here I am making a granny square blanket. That's something to be proud of.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Holey Light

    I love the leaf eaten tree that resides down near the entrance of the driveway. Especially how the light filters through the holes, like an intergalactic space party.

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Weekend Photo Fun

    I have been busy this weekend, wearing my Mama hat. Once in a while I found time to read a little, play Connect 4 with my husband and experiment with my Canon camera.

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano

Image by Melissa Gaggiano