Sunday, February 28, 2010


We woke up to Tsunami alert broadcast this morning. Of course the photo was taken a few days ago, and was quite coincidental, but we are expecting some waves in two hours. Because Nelson's coast is away from the open sea, I don't think we'll see anything discernible to the untrained eye, but rest assured we live halfway up a hill. Our thoughts are with you, Chile.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wakefield Quay

Last night we had fish and chips with JB and Mrs JB. JB took a picture of a dead bird, so you might see it in Mainz or Away. He was wearing this T-shirt: what do you say to a guy wearing this?

My camera went to the hospital, so NDP will be all Ben's for a while.

Friday, February 26, 2010


At Sealevel Studio, Tasman.
I have two different B&W conversion for this.
Here and here.

I promise this is last and moving on.   You must go there and find more of those,. It's fun to search those as well as excellent art work displayed in the gallery. 
I have Tim's latest work, but I need a permission before posting here, so maybe some other time.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Holding the Torch (Albeit Upside Down)

At Sealevel Studio, Tasman.

JB of Mainz, Germany has been lurking around here, in person, so you can see some more of Nelson in his Mainz DP blog, temporarily named, "Not the Nelson Daily Photo".

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Power to the People

Metal Sculptor Che Vincent told Tim, "Hey we need some spotlights in the gallery," and before Tim could say, "Oh, yeah..." Che had put these guys to work.

At Sealevel Studio, Tasman.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Boys and Their Toys

You wouldn't believe this is a serious sculpture gallery and workshop, would you? At Tim's Sealevel Studio, Tasman.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Miss Bug

Last night, Tim and Claudia invited us for the best-ever lasagna we've had, and then gave us one of Tim's "bugs". Ben and I were just thrilled to be on Team Tim Wraight in helping with the website we were overwhelmed by the gift, but the she looks so cute we couldn't refuse.

It's not big, standing at 11cm at the tail, but it has a commanding presence on our big coffee table. Tim didn't know the gender, but I think the cheekiness I sense means she's a girl.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Constructing a Website

Motueka Sculptor Tim Wraight and designer/partner Claudia Lacher came to our house yesterday to construct Tim's website.

I've been bugging these two about it since June 06 to get his website up, and it's wonderful to see it finally up and running. It'll be fine-tuned in the next few days, but the gallery is loaded, and you heard it here first:

The city of Eureka, California, one of Nelson's sister cities, is going to install a piece Tim gifted some years ago in a new building, we hear. That'll be exciting, too.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Opera In The Park 2010

This is taken yesterday.  A preparation of the stage is in progress at Tahunanui Domain.
Free events start today from 7:30pm - 10pm. (Gates open at 5:30pm).
You have to obtain free ticket from BioPrints, Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council, Everyman Records, and Public Libraries.
Chek for more detail.

Friday, February 12, 2010


I was playing with program to make this bottom half retain tits colour but gradually turned to monochrome towards to the top half. This is taken near the camp ground near the edge of Tahunanui back beach.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Looking outside form the cafe at Marahau (Abel Tasman National Park).

Monday, February 01, 2010

Theme Day: Wood

What can you see?  I thought a wild pig at fist glance.  It's actually a remain of tree trunk. 
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