Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I am the love you can not see

I am the love you can not see, originally uploaded by insane jane.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Swizzles in pink float around the morning air

Swizzles in pink, originally uploaded by insane jane.

I seem to be on a bit of a role this wonderful Saturday evening ...
finding snippets of my past and remembering again
the magic that exists
out in the universe, you just gotta
let life's wonderful experiences
wash over you like a tropical sea
I'll dream of pinacolada's & warm water pools
they would go perfectly with a pink swizzle!

False senses of

False senses, originally uploaded by insane jane.

well I was looking through a file of collected goodies and found this wonderful Helen Keller quote
and here's me,
I can see and I can hear
I should be so grateful
I should

Jared Learner; the Ice Cream Cone man

Scott the Ice Cream Cone man, originally uploaded by insane jane.

JL just came to visit
we always have a good giggle
life is for giggling
sometimes we forget this
fundamental fact
mental being the operative word
Of course!



Say no more!

Question everything

Having it

Having it, originally uploaded by insane jane.
I took this photo for a Frank ...
then I came across this quote
I thought the quote needed a
photo with spirit
I like to have reminders of
these kinds of things
Beauty is inside not outside
I know this
but I still love dressing up
and taking photos

Rock star wanna-be

Positive chalk

Positive Chalk
Breathe deeply
Think positively
Believe in yourself

seen on paving in Christchurch central

Why grown ups shouldn't play on kids playgrounds

DOH!! Yeah I bounced on the mini flying fox & bashed myself ... Ricardo laughed!
I showed him the bruise two days later
he laughed some more!

Reminded me of this slightly worse one ...

"Why not to do handstands in the kitchen!"
Why not to do handstands in the kitchen
... "" O U C H "" ...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

18 with the weight of the world

I was asked by a young photographer to pose for her in 89
Mum was not happy, she thought I looked provocative in some of these photos.
(I didn't know what she meant so promptly got a dictionary to look it up!)
Not so innocent now as I prepare to celebrate the 20th anniversary of my 18th birthday, tee hee :o)

DP Shore Line

DP Shore Line, originally uploaded by Wallwork Jimmy.

By James Wallwork. I made him a flickr page today as he keeps sending me these wonderful shots. Great work James keep it up, I love seeing things from your view

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Poetry on the water

Poetry on the water, originally uploaded by insane jane.

tee hee ... someone blogged my pic for people to write poetry about the poetry ... isn't that fantastic!!


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Comfortable for cats

Comfortable for cats, originally uploaded by insane jane.

I was talking to Scott about this photo where Motown looks like he just tries to 'forget' that the window box is actually there! Perhaps he is meditating on it?

Foolin, originally uploaded by insane jane.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thought for today

Todays thought for today really got me thinking
as I had already decided that I needed to start
making plans to make things happen.
To make plans to have to first work out what
it is you want ...
what your vision is ...

Create Vision

Never believe anyone who says we cannot change.
Vision is one of the secrets of personal transformation.

We are all artists, our mind is the arena of creation
and vision is what we are constantly creating.

What is your vision of yourself today -
patient, relaxed, positive or
tense, tight and negative?

What do you prefer?

So be creative - what does patience
look like, feel like, what are you doing
that is different when you are patient
and you are expressing your power to ..wait?

Always start with vision not action.
See it and you will be it.
Be it and you will do it.
This is how we create our own life.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cloud like Sea Uno

Cloud like Sea Uno, originally uploaded by insane jane.

I keep telling people about the crazy sea of cloud and forgetting where the photo is so here tis ... for future reference.

Mixing it up

Love is

Friday, October 3, 2008

Mooving right along

Mooving right along, originally uploaded by insane jane.
Hey this is pretty cool ... my photo has been included in the newly released fifth edition of the Schmap London Guide: Regent's Park - Schmaps London

Friday, September 19, 2008

Awakening Awareness

Taking off with a rocket flower

From Thought for today

Radiate Light

Each one of us is a walking radiator.

Mostly we radiate thoughts and attitudes.
From deep within we radiate our state of being,
and the essential, original and eternal state
of every being is peaceful and loving.

But we block and distort this energy
with our attachments.
Attachments turn
love into fear,
peace into anger
and then
distort our attitudes and
actions towards others.

This is neither relaxing for ourselves,
or for those around us.
Which is why detachment is the secret
to living lightly and lovingly.

To be a radiator that people
come to for real warmth,
what do you need to detach from today?

No one can threaten you.
Only your dependency on a thing,
an idea,
or an opinion
can be threatened.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Just foolin with flickriver ...

I just love pushing the "I wonder what this one does" button!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Te Papa

Te Papa, originally uploaded by insane jane.

I went to Rita Angus here with Mum and Kay
The exhibition was amazing

She was inspired and inspiring
I very much enjoyed standing in front of her paintings

and visualising where she was and the vibe she was feeling,
you can take that from her paintings they have a depth that is
nothing short of inspiring.

I have the book but I am not allowed to look

Inspiration for the upcoming 38th!

Walk to the water

Walk to the water , originally uploaded by insane jane.
The return from my new haven, I just found out that the road near my house that has a no entry sign is actually public land.  There's a great walk up to the water tower that brings you to a view high over northern Lower Hutt.  Pretty stoked to have this on my doorstep.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Blooming again ...

this 50mm lens plays some magic on the bokeh ...
but I'm still struggling with the focus ...

I think that may be obvious in more ways than one ...

Katie Brown's vase is gorgeous in blue reflected glory ...

Reminding us all that if you don't mind it doesn't matter!

It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it

just foolin around ...

Comes in variety of hues

Comes in variety of hues, originally uploaded by insane jane.

Aaaah LOVE ...

we all so longed to be loved by others

I am slowly learning that the more I love myself
the more easily I will be able to love others

Freely and without expectation of them loving me back
Not needing them to love me back

I am on an amazing journey and meeting amazing, wonderful, gracious, loving, beautiful, content people along the way.

And I see that the more I become all those things myself
the more they will gravitate towards me

And I can float like an angel all the time

Friday, August 8, 2008

My bro Sean wrote a story & it's published here Long Jump

I think it's brilliant.

Silver autumn

Silver autumn, originally uploaded by insane jane.

Venus Vulture fish multiplied

This gorgeous pen drawing is by Venus Vulture. I fooled around with it a little ... hope he won't mind!
Oh and added a little Lif ... FREE texture from NinianLif

Friday, July 25, 2008

= = = = Purple Haze = = = =

I keep finding new ways to piece things together.
This is a lot of fun!

Red sox blue sox

Link to one original on ipernity

Friday, July 18, 2008

An Absolute Brilliance of Glory!

Never forget about the glory's! How magnificent.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Angelic Metamorphosis

Fun with photoshop and photos of photos

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Geometric all the way

3 photos have a little fun together!
Here's another version on flickr many

Friday, July 4, 2008

Vivid marker swirls

Vivid marker swirls, originally uploaded by insane jane.

Photofriday entry for spiral ...
Vivid marker on white paper
Under UV light mmm mmm
Bright and happy!

Flowers brighten up the tele

fooling on vuvox I like what the tele presentation did so did a wee screendump

Friday, June 27, 2008

imajane dollies up old art photos

my intention to pull down my old site inspired some foolin with photos of art I created in another time

इंसाने designs

The old mad cow web page

just for future reference

मौंतें ग्रौन्डिंग

Magic Mountain

Been fooling a little more with layers and feathering.
It is somehow similar to mokume gane
in that you cut back the layers
to reveal the ones underneath.


Have you ever sat in silence and imagined ...
a world where everything is beautiful and perfect ...
where humans and nature live together
in a spirit of harmony and balance ...
A world full of
health and

Together we can make a better world ...
when we change the world changes.
Brahma Kumari’s

When we change the world will change on flickr

This photo was taken in Gyan Sarovar, the academy for a better world (Mt Abu, India). I love how the pigeon in the tiny window sits opposite the painted one bringing a little life to this image ...
and what a great message!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Scorpio & the cycle of life

Scorpio & the cycle of life, originally uploaded by insane jane.

An old layered image ... ripe for more layers I'm thinkin!

Friday, June 20, 2008

There are two sides to every story.

Annette about to go on hot laps and Sonja having just got out of the 200km per hour car ride!

I love how Sonja is so happy ... & Annette looked like me ... a little anxious!

I BLIPPED it too!

Jono totally LUUUVIN IT!