The Artist’s Wife Lynda Reclining (1915). Derwent Lees (Australian, 1885-1931). Oil on board.

At the Slade Lees came into close contact with Augustus John and James Dickson Innes under whose strong influence this work of Lynda reclining with a book ready to read was painted. Lees produced small panel paintings of landscapes or figures in landscapes, swiftly drawn and quickly painted, on working trips to North Wales and the South of France.

hot tip for roadrat fanfic

real australian phrases, from a real australian:

> no “shrimp”. it’s prawn. PRAWN.
> what in the blue blazes _______? (wtf ___?)
> yeah nah (it means no)
> nah yeah (it means yes)
> bloody oath (it means “i wholeheartedly agree”)
> spewin’! (it’s a bit hard to explain but basically if something bad happens and you’re upset about it you’re “spewin’”. eg. “crows beat port last night!” “aw mate, spewin!”
> drongo (a stupid person)
> c*** (friend, i.e. “how’re ya goin’, ***?”)
> also lots of australians call people “mate” if the person is being a dickhead. it’s a passive-aggressive way of getting your displeasure across while still seeming within social standards. BEWARE OF VOICE TONE as we also call our actual mates, “mates”

hope this helps


Bright Star (2009) dir. Jane Campion

“I had such a dream last night. I was floating above the trees with my lips connected to those of a beautiful figure for what seemed like an age. Flowery treetops sprung up beneath us and we rested on them with the lightness of a cloud.”