Sunday, 8 November 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday # 77

Time for Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday once again. I really, really tried to find a shadow during the week, but the rain and severe thunder storms put a dampener to that little plan, so I had to dip once more into my collection from sunny Rome.





I found Big Foot on the Palatine Hill in the late afternoon sun. Sadly he is missing a few toes, but I was amazed to discover that this giant foot was sporting that great Aussie icon, the thong. Is nothing sacred? Now, if he had dangled that foot in the waters off one of our beaches, this may be the explanation for the missing digits:

Good Girl is the title of this little piece of artwork by my daughter, Maz Dixon. However, there's a perfectly simple explanation for such a title. She writes:

"My Good Boy/Good Girl series is inspired by an article I read about Great White Sharks. It said that they are intelligent, curious and even playful. Like dogs. Which is all very well, but I still wouldn’t want to pat one."

Well, after that description, who could resist it? It goes straight to the top of my Christmas Wish List. Methinks she inherits her kinky sense of humour from Mr Fudge. If you have a thing about sharks (and who doesn't?), here's a piece a little more soothing to the brow:

You can see more examples of her work for sale here. You never know, you may find just the thing for your Christmas stocking.

24 comments:

Martha Z said...

Great shadow capture, that.

Sylvia K said...

Fun shadow shot!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

Everything you have shown about Rome is wonderful. The old stone and grand relics throw off such amazing shadows. Not of themselves, but of the entire view of the antiquity. Excellent!

allhorsestuff said...

HAHA! Good shot and story.
The art is great too!
KK

Quilt Works said...

Neat shadow shot. I like the filter you used on it to get hte pink cast!


"Moonlight becomes you" is my contribution!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Rain does put a damper on shadows...I would love to visit Rome. And I love your daughter's work and I don't think I will think of a great white quite the same way again..lol...Michelle

Hey Harriet said...

Wow that's an impressive shadow shot! And yes it has been tricky to catch shadows at times this week with the crazy weather.

I LOVE your daughter's artwork Robyn! Just went and had a look at her shop and it's so very lovely. Creative talent sure does run in the family!

indiajourney said...

such a warm and sunny picture :) and your daughter's really artistic..her's work's really beautiful.

Sam said...

Ah! Your daughter is so talented and quirky!! Must go check out her shop!

Shadow Shot is terrific too! :)

Greyscale Territory said...

This ragged sculpture makes a great shadow shot! Love all that stone of legend!

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Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

great shadow and love the shark cartoon.

Diane AZ said...

Fascinating shadow on toe shot!

Dan Kent said...

The Rome picture has wonderful shadows, beautiful curves and angles - great composition. You daughter is a very creative painter too!

Paula Scott said...

I can always count on something wonderful here when I stop by! I love your 'big foot'! And the story that went with it.
Your daughter is very talented. I think you can take some of the credit too!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

That's what I always say: when you can't find shadows, just go to Rome! LOL! Great shadow shot!

patk860 said...

cool toes! your daughters' work is beautiful!

readingsully2 said...

Nice job.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

In the streets of Rome,
shadows gather as workers
make their way toward home.

My Shadow Shot

Sandrine said...

Love your shadow shot Robyn and see the humor and talent runs in the family!;)

Patti said...

The old stone walkway offers us a view into the past. I'd love to go to Rome. I've been to Paris, which was wonderful, but...Italy beckons.

Cool shadow shot post. Is that a foot?

Your daughter is a talented artist.

Paz said...

Love your shadow shot and your daughter's artwork. Funny about the shark and dog biscuit. ;-)

Paz

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

That's a wonderful SS, girl?

Lucky we can save all our nice photos last summer. Eh? You're going into summer now, right?

Anyways, enjoy...

Sally said...

Robyn - your daughter's work is hilarious and beautiful. I know where I am shopping this Chrissy.