Bike Riding and Street Art

 

It is rare that I lead with a photograph over art work, but I liked this shot.

It is rare that I lead with a photograph over art work, but I liked this shot.

It seems an unlikely combination, taking my eldest 2 kids out for a bike adventure on a sunny Sunday, packed with water bottles, stencil, paste-up, and enough art materials to get the job done.

 

I painted the dog the night before last. Paste-up in a close to home park in Higgins.

I painted the dog the night before last. Paste-up in a close to home park in Higgins.

 

I couldn't resist adding to this pro Howard graffiti

I couldn’t resist adding to this pro Howard graffiti

When I lived in the bush, I took a bike out across sheep paddocks to reach far off woodlands. Drawing board over my shoulder art materials in a backpack – oh and an appropriate beverage of a reasonable vintage. I had my share of spills. On one occasion I was screaming down hill at dusk, scattering the heard and sending cockatoos screeching off into high perches – meeting head on the dank cool air that settles in the low lands and soaks right into the dewy greens. I hit a rock, or sheep bones obscured by a tuft of wallaby grass and flew over the handlebars like some over sized cocky in a trench coat. I walked the bike home the rest of the way that evening, and was extra thankful the alcohol dulled the pain. 

But the real object of todays journey was finding a tall playground tower we spied from across Ginninderra Creek in the Umbagong Districk Park last weekend. It didn’t disappoint and we dubbed it “Rocket Tower Playground” – a good place to play tips.

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Someone got here before us, but we still felt the right to rename our destination.

Someone got here before us, but we still felt the right to rename our destination.

 

 

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