"After ten months of work I have completed this portrait of my Uncle Jack Charles - he's an inspiration to me in many ways and I'm proud to have him as my elder and family. This is another of my works that is completed entirely in traditional style dots to honour our ancestors and connection to the land. This particular piece explores that symbiotic fusion of land and water..the cool and the warm.. the balance of nature that sustains us all. It's been a complete devotion and I hold such deep respect for Uncle Jack - he's an emblematic figure for so many of our mob. Deadly is an understatement."
Jandamarra is a Aboriginal Artist with his origins being the Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung People in Victoria. He was introduced to painting at the age of 15 and credits this tool of expression as his survival from a challenging childhood treated as a second class citizen in his own land.
Just imagine if this was how men handled everything haha no physical violence, no verbal violence, no one outs, just an amazing sing off haha this was one of my favorite shows back in the days Making the band on MTV.. check out this battle..
BREAKING: Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers and staff have been killed while trying to deliver aid. A convoy of 18 Red Cross Red Crescent and United Nations trucks carrying aid have been bombed near Aleppo in northern Syria. Our hearts are with all those affected. Attacks on aid workers in Syria MUST STOP.
Oh MY GOD people are STILL banging on about the Peppa Pig post. MAKE IT STOP. It's just a picture of bacon, not someone deep frying a piglet. Please stop bothering to tell me how disappointed you are in me, I just don't care. Not on this one. Zero fucks are given.
Danielle Goreham sent a photo to share; "Hello, was cleaning out my shed yesterday when I came across the Hobbytex that mum used in the seventies, On rainy days we were allowed to use them to design our own pillow slips for our beds, They sold iron on transfers which you could then colour in with the hobbytex making designing easy." Yes, who else remembers Hobbytex. It was an Australian company and they first started in about 1968. Haven't heard much about them since the 80s and I'm not sure whether they are still going. As far as I can remember, like Danielle says, it was like a fabric paint in a ball-point tube and you could buy the patterns which you then painted! There were T-shirts, doileys, tablecloths and all sorts of things you could make patterned with Hobbytex
"Chased him down the street in me undies and he got too far, so I went back and got my car...and then I chased him down the street in my little purple car." This is Daniel McConnell. Deadset Aussie legend right here.
"He came to us at 5 days old straight from the hospital. He was our first foster care placement and we are the only home he has ever known. We are ecstatic. We can't imagine our family without this crazy 2 year old!!! My husband and I are both nurses. I work in Labor & Delivery, and unfortunately see first hand the horrible situations babies are born too every day. It was there that I found out that there weren't any open foster homes in our region. We had done years of unsuccessful infertility treatments, and I brought up adoption through foster care. My husband was hesitant at first. But he has four other kids from a previous marriage (I had none) and he told me for years he never thought he could love a child as much that wasn't biologically his. But then he said he saw that I love his kids like they are my own and realized it was possible. A lot of prayers later we decided to go for it. Now, this little boy is the light in his daddy's eye. He fits right in with our crazy family. The only advice I would give to future parents, is to be open. Have an open heart and open mind. God will place a child with you that you can make a difference with. - Copher Family <3" (Credit: Facebook/Together We Rise) #9Today