Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Confest- A week of Bohemia!

I am packing my backpack and preparing to take it and a suitcase onto the train (probably not the lightest way to travel). I'll go to work in the city (12-7pm) and then head out to my friend Sam's place in Taylor's Lakes to drive to Confest near Swan Hill. We will arrive after dark, park at the gate, set up a makeshift camp, enjoy the evening and the next day find a place to camp until Jan 5th when we'll drive back to Melbourne! Weather forecast is hot!

A week of Bohemia! =) Can't wait!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Give us a wave

Taken at the Brighton Beach houses =)


Starry Skies-
I'm working at Myer and David Jones in the Bourke St Mall, City.

Jan only has eyes for Xmas Cookies-
Cassie and Jan making a batch of cookies.

Christmas Party Clean Up-
Caught up with my friend Nicole who I haven't seen in ages! It was just like old times! She beautifully catered the party!

Shiny Green Christmas Beettle-
It's hard to be a bug on public transport.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

What's been going on?


Won tickets for me and friend on my fav radio station to a Jazz Cafe =)

Rain, pouring rain in fact.
Summer 2010 in Melbourne is officially being renamed 'winter continued'

Reading with the kitty....doesn't he look warm and snugglie!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Cara & Rachel's Birthday Dessert Party & Getaway!

This was us walking in Rye, in between showers =)

Hello all,

We've decided to not only throw a dessert party for our birthdays but to get away somewhere beautiful, RIGHT on the beach!

We invite you to join us for our party on Friday night and/or for a Saturday night getaway of camping on the foreshore.

For the party, please bring dessert or drinks and smiles. Can't wait to see you all. You are welcome to stay the night at the Hitherstreet Flat (St Kilda) and drive with us on Saturday morning to the Peninsula.

For the getaway, foreshore camping is available from Domana to Sorrento and we will be aiming for a unpopulated spot in Rosebud area. There are quite nice amenities available (toilets and showers), we will have 2 tents, the more the merrier! We will be back in Melbourne by early Sunday evening, around 5pm.

Let us know ASAP if you are coming to the Peninsula so we can organise getting everyone there and sleeping arrangements! If you are not a camper, there is accmodation in the area.

Yay for the summer that must surely be here by December 10!

Cara 0425 820 838
Rachel 0416 041 219

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Getting ready for...

Betwixt: 2nd Year RMIT BA Photography Exhibition

Opening Night
Thursday 25 November 2010
6 -9 pm

The second year BA photography students from RMIT University would like to invite you to their end of year exhibition, Betwixt, located at The Owl and the Pussycat Gallery (34 Swan Street - directly across from Richmond train station).

The Owl and the Pussycat
34 Swan Street, Richmond
Melbourne, Australia

Exhibition run from Friday 26 November - Wednesday 1 December


Started hanging the exhibition today. White walls, black walls, brick walls all in a three level terrace house in Richmond. It's looking good and we are going back tomorrow to finish the job.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cara in pink

Today I toured the warehouse in Altona North for a chain of opportunity shops/thrift stores/charity stores to further my research into my textile social enterprise. It was heaven for recycled textiles. Then I came home, planted plants (I'm on a bit if a craze), talked to my Dad, did some research online and went to the gym. Must select photos for exhibition ASAP!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Oct 8th- Spring approaches

Oct 19th- Barbara's Birthday

Halloween dress up!

Oct 20th- The day Jan cut her Mother like daughter.

Oct 22th- Beach Day.

Summer is coming. The seawater is cold. It was windy.

Oct 24th- Brunetti's, yummy yummy biscuits

Everybody like ganache! I LOVE ganache!

I want to be a picnic-er!

Oct 28th- Fitzroy Gardens

November general email to try and stay in touch

Dear friends and family,

I have not written a general email for a long time but I would like to start again. I have met so many wonderful people around the world, shared beautiful (and challenging) experiences and been the lucky recipient of so much hospitality. As the world gets busier and busier, keeping in touch with people seems to get harder, so here is another attempt. Let me know what you’re up to if you have some time, a sentence is okay. My blog is also still going: (You are Here)

The summary for those who need it is:
Burning Man, commercial photography at University, life guarding, upcoming: yoga camp, summer of local travel. More below:

After going to Burning Man in September in Nevada, USA I quickly returned to Melbourne and finished my university studies in Commercial Photography for the year. My assessment was completed in the last weeks and so without exams I am free to start accomplishing things for the summer!

The summer is looking bright, well not right now, right now it’s a multitude of warm rain during racing season but the past few days have shown us a glimpse. By Melbourne’s standards, winter was very cold winter and thus predictions are for a scorching summer ahead. My summer plans are developing. I have a friend flying in from Canada at the end of December and we are planning to go to a festival in northern Victoria over New Years. Afterwards, there are many options including the Flinders Ranges (with a knowledgeable geologist friend of mine), taking my car on the ferry to Tasmania, Wilsons Promontory National Park or driving along the east coast. I am hoping to do a lot of camping and hiking and see places that I have not gotten the chance to see before.

I am currently working as a lifeguard at my local pool. The clientele and my colleagues are lovely, the politics and procedures however are exhausting. I also work occasionally in retail and after spending years avoiding shopping centres, being confined in one for work is undesirable and amiss but how do you complain when many are looking for work and you have not started anything yourself. I am currently working on starting up my photography business. Ideally, I would like to be making a small income which allows me to leave my jobs. I am also speaking with a professor at my university about starting up a non profit/cooperative/business. We have a meeting at the end of this month and I am both hopeful and excited. I have to research supply chain theory apparently, yay for business! Also, at the end of this month I am hoping to attend a yoga camp as my back and neck have been problematic lately resulting in numerous practitioners. Everything is better with yoga.

I am currently editing and delivering photos I shot for short films, developing a photography project that I am super excited about for next year (more to come on that later), talking with my grandparents and my Dad, babysitting, building a small terrarium, making paper crafts, winning tickets (two classical concerts and a movie thus far), reading about science and society, driving my mother to the hospital when she tries to cut off her finger…you know, all that kind of stuff. Everyday there is a new list....and I have one for tomorrow's long as usual =)

Hope you are well,


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Anyone up for DUST & ILLUSIONS- A Burning Man Film

Hello friends,

I am going to see a doco on Burning Man called 'Dust and Illusions'. It looks at the origins of the festival and its evolution. Anyone interested in coming along?

Wednesday, December 15 · 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Kino Cinemas
45 Collins Street
Melbourne, Australia



Friday, October 22, 2010

Vote for my bum!

I 'modeled' for my friend Phoebe and above is the result. My hair is totally famous now!
You can go the website below and vote:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pretty days in Parkdale

Yesterday it rained just before the sunset. The clouds cleared as it was raining making a rainbow in the west and as the sun went down it's golden glow was reflected by everything, including the leaves and boughs of the gum tree in our backyard.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

House sitting no longer...

As of today I am no longer house sitting the house that did not need much sitting. A cat and some plants.

A report on today's activities:
I had trouble going to sleep last night, too much going on and woke is usual these days =)Then I did a last clean, picked through the pantry for my food, threw everything into my car (it made up almost another load which was a surprise...its amazing how shoving stuff is not an effective form of packing!), quickly printed my essay and drove to the station, late. I left my car at a friends house, Sandy. She is the Mum of my good friend Lee, we have been friends since we were 16...that counts as a old friend seeing as I moved to Australia when I was 10. The train was abnormally packed, it must be pension day today. I arrived late to class (not usual with my 5 min early theory) and saw a speech or two and then it ended! I'll be presenting next week apparently, lol. I think this whole presentation thing is a ploy so the 'lecturer' (I employ that term loosely) doesn't have to lecture. So now I'm at uni and I am going to do a business plan draft and catch up on what I've missed in 4 hours!


Dusty nights =)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Return from BM!

Dust girl says my Dad. TAking my hair out of it's restraints =) crazy times!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Burning Man 2010

Metropolis was amazing.

Here I am atop Art.

Here I am blurry atop a camp.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

ya think?

This is a flyer advertising a tree planting day in my local area. I see it at work every shift and I can't help but marvel at pitching this concept to people. How about 'Life is only possible with trees'?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Missed moments. The new joy of having a camera phone....

Here is what I have seen lately and what is going on in my life:

To the train, to the city, full of optimism.

the spoils of party

CS French girls, oh I do love to practice language and they were fantastic!

Beautiful words

tehehe....a band apparently =)

Mosaic in the Block Arcade in Melbourne, one of my favorite places in the city due to its old architecture.


Sunsets. I must be honest and biased and say that I think these are some of the most beautiful sunsets I've seen in the world.

sound: *overwhelmingly loud chirping* birds communing in the evening

really? for everyone?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

And Remeber folks, try not to cut off your digits...

The crime scene

So I tried to cut off the top of my don't need that part anyway!

Someone asked me the other day what I did and when I told them 'I tried to cut it off' they looked analyzed me seriously as if trying to determine if I had suicidal tendencies as well. So I was cutting, badly, irresponsibly. I wasn't really paying attention, unfamiliar knife, unfamiliar kitchen, unfamiliar cutting board. Onion, onion, onion, finer...uhoh.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010