Australian Bush Colours: The Banskia























The Banskia [man]




Yes I know this is my third post in the same number of days.. Unusual for me.. Perhaps it's withdrawals from my time away from blogging.. or perhaps it's just creative avoidance. I'm good at that.. I've been cleaning through my years of 'stuff' I've accumulated in my garage.. Boxes and boxes of books and 'things' that have relocated with me each move, some long forgotten. 

Yesterday I found my Snugglepot and Cuddlepie book by the Australian author May Gibbs.  What a brilliant and talented author and artist she was.. inspired by the wild flowers and bushlands surrounding her Sydney Harbour home, she created a world full of fantasy and beauty for many an Australian child and grownups alike. I loved and treasured her stories and drawings as a child. The characters she brought to life came from an imagination that most of us could barely emulate. Anyway.. getting off the track a little.  Seeing her book reminded me of her  Banskia Man. My images above  I created back in October last year. Not sure why I haven't posted them before.. but here they are now... A little bit of Australian Bush Colour..  Inspired and created by shots I took of the scrublands bordering my local beach..

I will try and find a good link for you to give you a taste of May Gibbs.. [still looking].. Meanwhile hope you enjoy these images..

Thanks for the comments on the Noosa post.. I know I'm posting quicker than usual and will attempt to get round to visit all.. Just have a sudden urge to create [or avoid cleaning the garage]






Julie b




IMAGE SOURCE & CREDITS
Photography, Text & Artwork [beingRUBY.blogspot©]
Subject:  [wildflowers, Sydney Australia] Oct 2010





22 comments:

Just Martha said...

You work is so heavenly!! One of my favourite places is the Aussie bush and the gorgeous smell of it. My favourite noise is crunching gum tree bark. i really love your Banksia, they would look so lovely on my wall. I can just see the Banksia men now...

marina said...

Preciosas imágenes Julie,vale la pena dejar por un rato el garage cuando hay tanta inspiración!!
Un saludo afectuoso.Marina

Claudia Lane said...

Dear Julie, I adore your work, I'm your biggest fan...thanks for posting these beautiful images. I'm so inspired Xo

Debra Phillips said...

how refreshing julie after the urban shots, and love her work; brilliant blend of colors.

i know just what you are referring to, but in my book and sometimes to a fault, creativity trumps cleaning any day!

xo
debra

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Gorgeous! I love a good de clutter xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It is stunning how sudden urges to create INVENT SUCH BEAUTIFUL THINGS!!! And "avoidance" and distractions can call the best out of us...Oh Julie, your work is exceptional. You are doing well here, you are being an artist. BRAVO my dear....Anita

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Great paintings. I love the colours.

Francine Gardner said...

So wonderful...Deep down I am really a bush girl and these images touched a cord...I am really ready to visit Australia, just don't know why it is taking me so long...and also want to go hiking in Tasmania...

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Julie,
These painting are stunning! There is no end to ideas for great posts by you.
The colors and subject here are perfect!
Have a great day.
Teresa
xoxo

Shellbelle said...

So, just when is it you're going to start showing your work publicly? And I'm not talking about here on your blog. You are an amazing digital artist and the world is waiting for you to unveil your talent to them!

I am always inspired by your work.

I found a bit of her bio online, what a fascinating story. To bring such joy to the children of Australia, yet never have her own. And then to leave her fortune to UNICEF and other groups that help children, yeah, I love this woman.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Simply beautiful images. Wonderful color!
Happy sorting and creating.
Love, Laura :)

michelle said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous my friend!! Let the creative juices flow! :)

desde my ventana said...

ESPECTACULAR!!! una explosión de fuerza.
,vida y color.Me encanta Julie.....sorry I'm unable to say it in English,
Hugs
Cecilia

Loree said...

There are some lovely colours in the Australian bush. Thanks for sharing your creaativity with us.

JBeaudetStudios said...

Such beautiful art Julie! Love these! Glad you're back:) Jennifer

alaine@éclectique said...

Julie, these are really something! I love what you've done here....works of art!

Carole said...

Oh man Julie....I've missed so much....had been doing a lot of that avoiding myself but trying to get back on track.
Your photos are fabulous. I especially like this new pen and ink look of this post. It's so how I imagine Australia......so colorful and vibrant.
xx
Carole

Gloria said...

Querida Julie, me encnatan tus fotos! Siempre encuentro aquí mucha belleza. Un beso, y gracias por visitarme. Gloria.

Exquisite Accessories said...

The pictures are fabulous Julie I love them all, you went on Oriana I have been on there too isnt it a gorgeous ship, well it was 11 years ago its probably not as swish as the newer ones now, but I would think its still lovely, Hey I could have been on when you were, how funny would that be :)) x

mermaid gallery said...

Julie, these are beautiful. Are they paintings? they look like watercolor but I know your forte is photoshop. I am so intrigued....

simon said...

ah yes! brilliant book. This post takes me immediatly into the australian bush to one of my favorite fire trails. At the end there is a superb view of the Blue Mountains all the way to Mt Banks and you are surrounded by banksias! In fact I did my first landscape painting there!

oldgreymare said...

.....no no no THESE are my favorite! How often have I said that? lol

( but they may be for sure ; D )

xx
z