Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Capital Collage

Capital delights, originally uploaded by insane jane.
Cruisin Wellington with camera at hip is a fun way to spend some time ...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Judy's oil painting of Sean and me

I'm held by my brother and painted by my rather talented Auntie Judy.
This painting has been in my parents room all my life.
When I photographed it recently it dawned on me
how special it is that Judy painted us.
... Thanks Judy, this is awesome! ...

Friday, October 30, 2009

'T:H:E H:E:R:E A:N:D N:O:W'

'T:H:E H:E:R:E A:N:D N:O:W', originally uploaded by insane jane.

At long last I started a photo class. Our homework is to make a portrait with character. Mmm so I cast my mind back to my favourite portrait shots and this one pops up ... taken in the City Palace in Udaipur, India 2 years ago.

A timely reminder of how much easier life is when it is lived in the present, with love.

and what I wrote back then ...

Beauty is what you see ... or at least what you have opened your mind to.

A small journey has taken me quarter of the way around the planet. I've been on a magical journey. To a land of extremes with a culture that lives in the here and now.

Living for the moment for that is what you have.

Not tied up in worrying about tomorrow or regretting the past. Knowing that what karma you put out into the world will come back to you one way or another.

People wave at you when you wave at them.
Smiles are all around.
Love and peace are natural.

Om Shanti

Pastel sunrise clouds

Pastel sunrise clouds, originally uploaded by insane jane.

Delicious pinks and purples for a gentle morning

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Om Shanti my friend

Marcus Van Veen you were an amazing man
gone now to a peaceful place
I wish you well and send you love
with a healthy dose of magical fairy dust
You will always remind me that the small things you do
can make a big difference to those around you
Resonating like the butterfly effect
Those ripples that turn to tsunami's
I thought you were like a big old tree
destined to stand the test of time
But you left us as
a philosopher would

Now you will always be in our memories
reminding us to be strong and free
To share love and goodness, treating everyone we meet
with dignity, humility and respect
You big softie you will be sorely missed
and fondly remembered.
Peace be with you
Om Shanti my friend

That beautiful purple gave me a big smile.

Spread the purple love, originally uploaded by insane jane.
Reminder to self to find a good eight word story for this one ...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sailing away

Sailing away, originally uploaded by insane jane.
You and me baby LETS! ...

Another Jack Black creation brings interest and conversations

I just love that my Mum asked my brother to make a sculpture for the wall at home. Through plants and sculpture my family make wonderful worlds of visual delights ...

pink ladies

pink ladies, originally uploaded by insane jane.
Oh now there is a lovely memory ... Glastonbury rocked!
When this lovely pink lady saw me dressed in matching colours she asked me if I would like a ride!
But of course, with gratitude and delight I enjoyed a short showfur! :o)
When I look at this now, I think we could have been old friends hanging out for a long time.
Just sharing the pink goodness we were.
Bring on more Glastonbury love.

Plug me in baby!

Plug me in baby!, originally uploaded by insane jane.
I'm in need of a RECHARGE!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Stupid stupid GOVT!

I could NOT believe the news today ... what planet are our politicians on? I am seriously astounded that the idea to do this even enters their little heads.

Sense please only 13% of NZ land is Conservation land now ... what will be left for our children's children?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Check out my brothers latest story on Flashes in the Dark - Automated Service by Sean Monaghan/

Friday, August 7, 2009

Exclusion of the orange wig and cat suit

Oooh I do like a good dress up ...
fooling in photoshop
I liked the dulled down
but highlighted look
excluding the second layer gave

... T E M P L E ON H I G H ...

When I see this it reminds me how blissful I can feel
when I rise above the madness of the moment.
Soak in some tranquility.
And now I venture off for recommendations and celebrations.

Friday, July 31, 2009

. . . V E R T I G O . . .

. . . V E R T I G O . . ., originally uploaded by insane jane.
Sky tower downward view ... I enjoy how looking at this photo still gives me the shivers!

High on the hill above Mt Abu

"~I think it's cute~!", originally uploaded by insane jane.
Foolin with the gaussian blur & layering.

Iridescent clouds rule

I do like a bit of flickriver for sets Iridescent Skies, Corona's & Sneaky Glories!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dunski makes lovely toons

I have listened to this fabulous jam many many times and it just brings back such great memories. Rock on Ian :o)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Cool here's a bit of fun ... www.moodjam.org
colour by mood ... some nice doors to be opened here.
and a nice reminder ... today's thought ...

Self Manage

There is a huge hole in the heart of all our educations.
It is where the skills and abilities of self-management should be.

No one teaches us how to manage our thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviour, so we find it hard to manage the four Rs – relationships, roles, responsibilities and resources.

So let’s get started. Consciously choose the quality of your thoughts today – accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative and clean up the waste.
Everything, which means everything in your life, begins with your thoughts.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

"Sometimes i like to think I am a bunny"

Cute kitty!  Reminds me of Oma Rapeti ... I loved that song as a kid!

Fire in Tora

The silliness weekend culminated in a fabulous fireshow from Bronwyn ... thanks hun you are a superstar!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

earth below us drifting falling floating weightless calling home

Mmm for some reason this photo gets a visit pretty much every day on flickr ... perhaps people are searching for 'earth' photos and this one pops up on the radar!
I think it will look great on black so here tis.
Now isn't that a spectacular purple too :o)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thought for today

The ability to enjoy one's own company
is one of the greatest gifts life has to offer.

Learning to turn my thoughts away from
all my responsibilities at the day's

end and take my mind into a state of peace
and benevolence enables me to carry greater

and greater loads without feeling the burden.

When my inner landscape is full of beautiful thoughts,
everything I do is a pleasure.

Gently, I calm down chaotic situations
and offer solace to troubled minds.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

To cheese or not to cheese

Being a bit of a pizza lover ... and a bit of a lazy wee soul on random but relatively infrequent occassions I got a pizza delivered. The order was called in for my vegan pizza which was made via the "make your own" options which obviously did not include cheese.

When the pizza turned up what do you know it had cheese on it. So I called the pizza house back to ask for a replacement ... they asked me what I would like I told them I would like what I ordered.

20 minutes later my vegan pizza turned up with two pieces of complimentary cheese cake.

I laughed at the irony and pouted that I could not scoff the yummy looking cake.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Secret garden

Secret garden, originally uploaded by insane jane.
that's when I dream up a storm
when my light finds my passion,
I am transformed

Friday, February 27, 2009

Ellett fun!

When I visited Miss Brown in WangaVegas I spied this hilarious flyer on her fridge ... I just could not resist a photo. Go Karen, you rock!
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sound advice!

I just wanna , originally uploaded by insane jane.

Jellyfush & lots of little fush

Jellyfush & lots of little fush , originally uploaded by insane jane

Here's that jelly fish!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bubble bubble we're makin trouble

Cooooooool as ... we went snorkelling off the coast of Tairua (Coromandel penninsula, NZ) and spotted lots of cute fish (pronounced fush of course!), kina and giant jellyfish. Loads a bubbly fun.