Saturday, October 30, 2010

Postcard Possibilities

I am currently designing a range of postcards for the Port Augusta Wadlata Tourist Centre. This is an opportunity to use some of those wonderful images of our town that I have been collecting.

Port Augusta certainly looks like a great destination when the images are seen collectively.
If you click on the image above you will see all the possibilities to date ;-))

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pastel Art

During the ARID event I attended one of the workshops at The Port Augusta Cultural Centre. This was a pastel workshop run by Barrie Goddard. It reignighted my love of drawing with "CHALK" all those years of blackboard ART came rushing back and I felt that this is a medium I could enjoy working with.

Recently I have been joining the artists at Curdnatta on Tuesdays and working with pastels is a great medium to pick up and work with immediately, no mixing, easy to store.... it is only a beginning but I enjoy the freedom and the raw colour.

Georgie Sharp - View my 'sawildflowers' photos on Flickriver

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Resident Photographer AALBG

This week I was asked if I would like to be the resident photographer for the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden.
Paid to have FUN ... who wouldn't jump at the chance ;-))

I will be working closely with Michele the City Council's brand designer who is overseeing the new sales outlet at the Garden. The management will have unlimited use of these images on AALBG postcards, greeting cards, posters, gifts, labels, signage, promotion and advertising etc. The great thing about this association is Michele likes my "arty" perspective so I can play to my heart's content.

This has been a L O N G apprenticeship as I remember taking groups of students to the garden, when it first opened, to take photographs of the plants ;-)) I have watched it grow from tentative beginnings to a thriving tourist hub.

It is on my list of "morning walks" and you never know what little treasures you will find, now I will be able to share these with a wider audience.

Georgie Sharp - View my 'aridlands' photos on Flickriver

Friday, October 8, 2010

Promotional Pics

This week I have been taking Photos for Aaron and Christine at the The Comfort Inn Augusta Westside to update their range of promotional photos.
Aaron runs the very popular Gulf cruises and has a wealth of knowledge about the local waters and the outback.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sturt's Desert Pea

Sturt's Desert Pea, Swainsona Formosa, is the floral emblem of South Australia.

This year they are in abundance with large areas near Roxby Downs and Broken Hill covered in the bright red blooms. The best displays the locals have seen for 10 years.

Amongst the red there are a few mutant varieties . Searching for these has become a local past time and the tourist information centres are handing out "Treasure Maps".

Georgie Sharp - View my 'sturtpea' photos on Flickriver

Along with the Sturt Pea many other wildflowers are in bloom and the countryside is very picturesque. The contrast between skeletons of trees, a legacy of the drought, and the soft undergrowth is quite striking.

Georgie Sharp - View my 'sawildflowers' photos on Flickriver