Citizen of the Outback

From Healesville, Melbourne, Australia Pastels – 12×16 With my limited soft-pastel experience I made bold to capture a shy teen emu at the Healesville Sanctuary near Melbourne. This curious citizen of the Australian outback was undeterred in its attempt to take a peck at my camera lens – I tried to keep…

The Didgeridoo Debacle

From Melbourne, Australia That cackle of a kookaburra was unmistakable. Thuds that sounded like a hopping kangaroo were quickly followed by the monotonous drone of a bumblebee and the howl of the dingo as it stalked its quarry in the harsh Australian outback. Thankfully, I was far away from such a landscape…