I have been a bit quiet on Instagram this past year, so I’m trying to get back in the habit. This is what I have been up to lately: makin’ maps, frolicking on the Te Ara I Whiti (Lightpath), taking in the view at the top Mt Victoria, looking for fairies at the bottom of these Falls, printing scarves and trying to ignore the cold weather in the Wintergardens.
It is almost 6 months since my husband and I left our little home in Sydney, for a new adventure in Auckland, New Zealand.
A couple of weeks ago I went back to Sydney to be part of an exhibition that explored Sydney’s Inner West and it’s inhabitants. I am quite enjoying life in Auckland but I do miss my old neighbourhood and everything it had to offer, so I drew this map as an ode to all of my favourite places, in and around Marrickville. I have since realised that my Sydney life pretty much revolved around eating and drinking—cafès, pubs and restaurants seem to dominate the landscape!
I really enjoyed working on this and am now planning a series of maps. Maybe Auckland next? It will be a good excuse for me to get out from behind my desk and explore more.
Oh! And I want to give a quick shout out to Endemic World who helped with the printing and transportation of my map. Not only do they offer fine art printing, they also stock a great range of contemporary, limited edition prints by New Zealand and international artists.
Remember me? A lot has happened since my last post. A LOT! A new country, new inspirations and new places to explore.
Late last year, the mister and I decided to pick up our pooches, pack up our home—and move from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. It has taken a lot of time and a whole heap of energy but we have found a new home and are settling in nicely. And as if moving house and country wasn’t challenging enough, I decided to update my website and move my blog as well. Crazy huh?
So, what will happen to Picturette? Well, from this Sunday, April 3rd, the Picturette blog URL will automatically redirect to mahanidelborrello.com. All of my old posts will be available on my new blog, along with new posts.
So, how about it? Are you ready for some new adventures? I would love it if you continued this journey with me.
Usually I only post photos that I have taken on this blog, but today I am making an exception.
The two (not so) tough pooches standing guard in this picture are Yoshi and Kaze, they were photographed by My Dogs Territory. To raise funds for the Animal Welfare League, My Dog’s Territory have been out and about photographing dogs of the inner west for a series of coffee table books. With Drummoyne, Annandale and Glebe completed, photographer Pierre Mardaga is now searching for dogs in the Marrickville municipality. Canines in Camperdown, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Lewisham, Marrickville, Newtown, Petersham and St Peters are next on the list. We decided to register our two pooches because we loved the idea of having a lasting memento of the inner west, it was also an opportunity to get some great photos of our four-legged best friends whilst supporting an organisation that cares for animals less fortunate than our pampered pets. We love how Pierre captured our pugaliers in their territory. If you live in the Marrickville area and would like to register your dog, you can do so here. To see more pooch pics or find out more about My Dog’s Territory you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
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