Thursday, December 14, 2006

Work Xmas Party 2006

This years Xmas party was good fun. It had a circus theme, so I decided to go with a clown's mask. There is, of course, no better clown than our esteemed foreign minister Alexander Downer. So, I obtained one of Alan Moir's cartoons and my dad printed it, mounted it on a sheet of polycarbonate attached to a piece of aluminum extrusion. I printed some speech bubbles with his various inanities including the classic "things that batter" remark and stuck them to the mask with a drawing board pin.

A disturbing number of unkind souls remarked that the caricature was a very good likeness - not of Downer - but of me!? Cads!

Zander got very drunk that evening. Myself, I remained sober, though I can't remember how.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Here's a photo I took with my Nokia 6280 without too much thought or preparation. It was only later that I realised that the image has a somewhat pleasing visual structure. A complete fluke, of course, but there you go.