Today I met up with Bazza in the flesh, for the first time.
His blog, To Discover Ice, is always interesting and reveals a lively passion for a great variety of interests.
We had a very stimulating and wide-ranging conversation, which reflects at least some of what moves each of us to diarise.
He has a particular interest in art - has in fact studied art history, which he really loved.
I rued the fact that I hadn't encapsulated significant parts of my life in photos, but at least I could show him a recent painting by my 11-year-old daughter:
We both had to get away to meet obligations for our wives. My wife was, in fact, going out to dinner with local Coogee artist Alex Snellgrove, who has been tutoring my daughter. We have a painting of hers, which I hadn't been able to show Bazza:
Her luminescent style reminds me of Clarice Beckett, an under-appreciated Melbourne artist from last century. Here's an example:
More of Alex Snellgrove can be seen here; some more from Clarice Beckett can be found here. Enjoy, Bazza.
19-Nov-2012 Update: Alex Snellgrove's web site is http://alexsnellgrove.com/. She has an exhibition coming up from 29 November to 9 December, at Gallery East, 21 Burnie St, Clovelly (no website), Thu-Sun 11-6pm.