Showing posts from October, 2012

Every Fringe Dweller Needs a Fridge

How do you keep your iced coffee nice and cold when it's 30 something degrees C ... ALL YEAR? easy... make the carton a fridge. This is actually one of my favorite entry in this years Darwin Fridge Festival created by Mick Wendel. Yep you heard it Fridge Festival. Darwin Community Arts started the festival in 2010 and it has grown every year. You don't have to be a working artist, just grab a fridge and start decorating.  Fridges are an essential part of territory life with most people having at least two, one a dedicate drinks fridge (normally on the veranda for easy access) for long hot nights and hotter days off. So there is quiet a collection of old fridges at the dump shop wanting to be transformed. I had a look at the ones on display at the lovely Darwin Waterfront, but there are more displayed at the airport and a shopping center. If the think a fridge is too big then start on an esky.  Lego for really strong babies one for '

The Lucky Find

Crazy few months. Worked like a mad women through July to get work finished and shipped to 3 group exhibitions. Mailed off the last package on a Friday afternoon and it was lovely to relax and just breath. But by the following Monday, August 6th, I feel ill with a stomach bug. I just thought rest, I'll be right. My P.A. Miss Willow and I were due to fly out Thursday to visit my home town in Queensland for my nieces 21st. Wednesday came, still not well so there was no way I could make the flight. So off to the doctors for a medical certificate. I felt better when he said it was something going around and it kept me unwell for another week but... The Lucky Find was the doctor wanted to feel my stomach and he found a LUMP! The gastro had helped, I'd lost 2kgs the previous two days and I actually felt something move as I laid down on the exam table (bit of an alien moment). Blood tests, Ultrasound and CT Scans later showed my ovaries had been racing to see which could grow bi