Jan 25 2010

Results From My AMP Show Expedition

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Yes it was an expedition, not an exhibition.  LOL cause we had to transport the egg on a trailer.  It was too big to fit into any car. LOL….

Anyway I won first prize for my Eggstatic Egg in the “Recycled Article” section.  Not hard really as there was only ONE OTHER entrant.  (See photo).

Caption: Competition At The AMP Show

And I won first prize in the “Ceramic” section cause I WAS THE ONLY ENTRY. Ha ha ha.   I had a lot of interest… everyone wanted to know what was underneath the tiles of motherboards.  I had a card for each item with the credit line outlined on it, but it had my name on as well and that had to be removed….they don’t want the judges to be bias.   I should have just crossed the name off.  I did have it on the entry form but I don’t think anybody bothered to look it up for people.

Caption: First Prize Ceramics

Anyway I was happy and I came Home with a whole $10.00 whopeeee.  :)

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Jan 22 2010

The AMP Show

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Heres a photo of my recycled computer egg sitting amongst all the other offerings up for prizes.  It looked real funny up on a table.  Usually its better sited on the floor but there was very little room so they put it up on a table at the back behind all the other stuff.   It doesn’t look very Egg like from the angle I took the photo.  I took some other shots from a different angle but they didn’t come out.  Damn

I also entered my “T Pot” for a bit of fun.   The biggest hoot of all is that Im pretty sure no other entries were made in my two classes: “recycled article” and “ceramic article”  so I think I could be in with Flynn as they say… Ill be racking in a fortune…$5.00 first prize per class…. a whole amazing $10.00.  LOL…..  And all because I out fabricated the competition….NOT… ha ha.

Caption Eggsatic AMP Competition

I really liked the quilt someone had done, it was beautiful…there was years worth of work in that one.

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Jan 20 2010


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Lately Ive been busy over the last week or so finishing my recycled egg sculpture.  When I did it the first time for the school exhibition it wasn’t finished, the part that was on the floor had no pieces of computer motherboards on it.  Well I have spent the last few weeks getting some more computers from the recycling man, taking all the motherboards out of their cases and stripping them down, then cutting them up into squares with my tile cutter.  I have pasted them on and now the whole egg is covered.  Im coating over the lot with polyurethane to give it a shine and help keep the pieces melded together.  Its looking really good now.  I learnt a lot about working with polyurethane and computer parts while I was doing this one.

Motherbored Version I
Motherbored Version I – close up

On Saturday Im going to enter it into the local A & P show.  That should be a real giggle.  They have a craft and hobby section along with the dahlia, preserves, cakes, sewing, embroidery etc sections.  In the craft and hobby section is a class called “a recycled article”  I thought it would be fun to put a big spacey looking egg shape in the same room with the pickles and jams etc…. should look a hoot.  Rotflmao.     It costs a whole 50c to enter and If I win I get $5.00 prize money   hahhahaha.    That should be  a blast.    I will post a photo of my new rennovated egg and let you all know if I get anywhere at the A & P show…

In the meantime here is a coup

le of photos of Version I:

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Jan 17 2010

Bicultualism Achieved In Death

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I love this shot I took at the Mission Cemetery.  Which is also the old site of the  Otamataha Pa before becoming the burial site of the Church Mission Society – 1835 – 1881 and then also the burial site for the soldier’s and sailer’s who fell in the Native Land Wars of 1864-186, both Maori and European.  This place is a lovely green quiet spot by the water right in the heart of the city.

Caption: Mission Cemetery - Sundown
Caption: Mission Cemetery – Sundown

The hard lines of the rusty aged iron pickets casting shadows across the concrete and the soft wispy leaves symbolising life just finished but not yet decayed. The age old cycle of life.

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Jan 07 2010


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Today Im going to have a lazy lazy day and maybe go to the pictures and maybe just do some more painting.  I think Id like to do some work in my art journal as well….maybeeee or maybeee not.  LOLBrooklyn greeting me Heres a photo of my baby brooklyn greeting me this morning

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