WPC: Transmogrify #3

Two of my wickedly funny little people treated me to some brilliant faces and I celebrate them. I celebrate their confidence and love for making other people laugh and smile. Their ability to go out there and not hold back inspires me. I love how comfortable they are with exploring those grotesque natures and faces of themselves without reservation, and that they accept them so freely as being a part of who they are.

Another one for this weeks photo challenge: Transmogrify

Here’s a few more that I loved this week:



WPC Challenge – Transmogrify




Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify

In Remembrance of Sunny Film


Transmogrification in Nature: Weekly Photo Challenge

Transmogrify: The Meta Selfie

Trompe l’œil – Subtly transmogrified town hall

Man made Transmogrification:Milk bottles and plastic bags : Weekly photo challenge



WPC: Transmogrify #2

HIs Majesty’s Theatre 1926 (Perth Western Australia)
His Majesty’s Theatre 2016 (Perth, Western Australia)

Some of the other entries on Transmogrify for this week’s Photo Challenge.

These are a few that have spoken to me:

Just a Fallen Tree

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrified

Those Red Leafs Floating in Creek

weekly photo challenge: transmogrify


Curse the Pigeon Pose

Under the Full Moon

Wide-angle Halloween portrait



A Kitten or a Witch?


WPC: Transmogrify #1

I’m super excited about the prompt for the photo challenge this week! Here’s my first contribution. It’s a sexy self portrait that initially I stuffed up that incidentally fits.  Explore other posts on Transmogrify !



Hedonism in Art

Would it not be true to say that most images produced today, are about Hedonism in some way or another? Paintings, photographs, print media and even what we see splayed over social media sharing or inspiring the pursuit of please and self gratification. We expose and share facets of our lives in pursuit of the things that make us happiest, or necessarily we aspire to make us happy. Notably, it is assumed that hedonism is predominately about sexual and bodily happiness but the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus taught hedonism beyond the physical realms. His teachings sought to inspire that happiness should be found within, for people to live simply and untroubled.

In art, the representations of hedonism flicker between modesty, vulgarity, romanticism and eroticism. Here are some of the art that I have always felt drawn to, that inspire the pursuit of happiness in whatever form I find it.

The Swing: Jean-Honore Fragonard 1767
The Swing: Jean-Honore Fragonard 1767


Cupid and Psyche
Cupid and Psyche


Perspective 1923: Tamara De Lempicka


La belle Rafaëla 1927: Tamara De Lempicka
La belle Rafaëla 1927: Tamara De Lempicka


“where there’s smoke there’s fire” 1930: Russell Paterson


Pornocrates 1896: Felicia Rops
Pornocrates 1896: Felicia Rops

Art Crush: David Booth

Art Crush: David Booth

Artist Website:  http://david-booth.com

When I First Fell Inlove: In 2010 while studying at Tafe I watched a documentary which was aired on ABC TV Artscape back in 2009. The documentary was about Ghostpatrol and Miso and their collaborations in Street Art.

About Their Work:  Check out this video by Creativemornings HQ

What I Love About Their Work:  I’m a big fan of the imaginative, whimsical and innocence of his drawings and I love exploring the worlds he creates with the characters he draws. I’ve never been to Melbourne to have had an opportunity to see his street work in person, though it’s definitely on my list of things I’d like to see if I ever get the chance. I really respect and enjoy his perspective on his work and the why and how of what he enjoys. To me, this is what makes his work really awesome.

My Favourites of Their Work:

Pencil Art Illustrations




Art Crush: Mark Ryden

Painting by Mark Ryden
Mark Ryden: The Magic Circus

Art Crush: Mark Ryden

Artist Website: http://www.markryden.com

When I First Fell Inlove: 2001 when I discovered his work on the album cover of  “Clear Hearts Grey Flowers” by Jack Off Jill. 

About Their Work:  Mark Ryden’s work is usually described as “Pop Surrealism” and incorporates imagery of his own wonderlands and universes with figures of innocence, animals, toys, intestines, meat and other odd bits of pieces.

What I Love About His Work:  When I first started loving Mark Ryden’s work I was 16 years old and beginning to embrace all the obscure things I came across. His works gave me a lot of inspiration about what art could be, compared to the traditional ideals that I’d been told to accept. I love the way these wonderland paintings are so delicate, macabre and finely painted to perfection.

My Favourite of His Works:

Inside Sue 

The Magic Circus 

Rosie’s Tea Party