Wednesday, September 26, 2007

HMMMMM, ERUPTIONS !!!

Went to sleep last night not knowing if we would be getting home so easily in a day or so, as Mount Ruapehu has erupted .... one person has been seriously injured too.... not good! The desert road was closed last time we heard so that means we may be taking a longer route home... will have to wait and see I suppose.




Today: shopping and visiting friends, quite chilly here this morning too.




ABOVE: the painting our friend Ally Eagle was commissioned to paint for the Henderson City Council (in Auckland) of the Henderson Valley's history..... it took her a whole year and every person depicted is/was a real person who had some impact on Henderson's history...



A close up of part of the painting where Ally actually put herself in there doing the painting !!!! It is an amazing painting!!!!

13 comments:

  1. Amazing art work period, thanks for sharing!
    I HOPE THE VOLCANO STAYS AWAY FROM YOU.

    JUST BE SAFE!

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  2. That's a great painting! I love how she put herself in it.

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  3. OMG how beautiful is that.. what an amazing woman.

    Chubbymum
    http://cmlosingit.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow thats a bit scary!! You might be on holiday a bit longer then!!

    Thats a beautiful painting, she is very talented.

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  5. What a lovely painting! Hope you get home okay lovely.

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  6. Wow that painting is just gorgeous. What a talented lady. :)
    Have a great time shopping. Catch ya when we get back :)

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  7. Wow thats some amazing art.

    Hope your having fun!

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  8. How scary, an erupting volcano....would be awesome to see though as long as it was safe!

    That painting is AMAZING!

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  9. OMG! Volcano! Be careful!

    Wonderful painting.

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  10. Beautiful painting - amazing woman.

    Say hi to Mandy!!

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  11. What a gorgeous painting!

    And I LOVE The pose right outside of a Starbucks!!! =P yay. My fave place.

    Scary stuff going on....stay safe!

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  12. What a beautiful piece of art. I wish I could paint like that, it's truly stunning!!

    Glad you and Mandy had a chance to get together :-)

    Have a safe journey home...

    x

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  13. Hey Chris.... Cats hang around cos they can sense we dont like em... they bloody well do it to me.. I get frustrated coz I am allergic to them.. so I end up with itchy eyes and roof of my mouth and then my nose starts... grrrrrrr hate it!!!
    I am now on constant antihistamines as it is.. coz i am allergic to dust and pollen as well.. And I am still Stuffed up ....
    Hope you get home in one piece...
    I miss my net time... boohooo

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