Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stella Young

In December last year, Australian disability advocate, Stella Young, passed away unexpectedly, aged 32 years old.



Melbourne artist, Asphyxia, has created a postcard with an stamped image of Stella Young on it as a tribute.

All proceeds from the sale of the postcard will be donated in Stella's name to Domestic Violence Australia.

If you are interested in purchasing a postcard, they are $5 each and you can purchase the postcard here.

My one is permanently on display on my fridge.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

That awkward moment....

Hands up if this has happened to you!


Friday, January 9, 2015

When the tooth fairy forgets

I did something bad. I felt so guilty. It was completely my fault that the tooth fairy forgot to visit.

My son lost his third tooth recently. He was so excited that the tooth fairy was going to leave some coins under his pillow.

I kissed my son goodnight and then relaxed on the lounge, watched some crappy show and nodded off. 



My son woke up in the morning upset, telling me that the tooth fairy didn't leave him anything!

OMG!!!!!

How could I forget???



I had to think of something fast...so I quietly grabbed some coins and went into the bathroom and placed the coins next to the toothbrush holder.

When my son went into the bathroom to clean his teeth, with my best poker face, I asked him where this money came from...

It worked!!! He said that the tooth fairy must have thought it would be a good idea to leave the money there this time.



Hooray!

I still had a big dose of the guilts, but a few days later, I saw a Facebook post from a school mum saying she had forgotten too. It made me feel a bit better to know I wasn't the only one.

So, my suggestion is as soon as you put you child to bed, put some money in a very obvious place that you will check before you go to bed. 

I have decided that next time the tooth fairy is due to leave her loot, I will be putting the money on top of my mobile phone so I don't forget it at my bedtime.

Have you ever forgotten the tooth fairy? How did you 'fix' the problem?

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Donna Douglas, Beverly Hillbillies star has passed away

Donna Douglas, best known for her role as Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies, has died, aged 82.

She died on New Years Day from pancreatic cancer, in her home state of Louisiana.




Douglas also starred alongside Elvis Presley in Frankie and Johnny in 1966.



Sunday, December 28, 2014

In remembrance...stars that passed away in 2014

This is just a short list of celebrities that passed away in 2014. The list includes celebrities, inspirational people, and people that were very talented in their line of work.

Lauren Bacall, aged 89

Shirley Temple, aged 85

Maya Angelou, aged 86


Robin Williams, aged 63
Joe Cocker, aged 70
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, aged 46
Joan Rivers, aged 81
Ann B. Davis (Alice, from The Brady Bunch), aged 88
James Garner, aged 86
Richard Attenborough, aged 90
Harold Ramis, aged 69
Sid Caesar, aged 91
Mickey Rooney, aged 93
Ruby Dee, aged 91
Eli Wallach, aged 98
Bobby Womack, aged 70
Bob Hoskins, aged 71
Peaches Geldof, aged 25
Tommy Ramone, aged 65
Polly Bergen, aged 84
Oscar de la Renta, aged 82
Russell Johnson (the Professor on Gilligan's Island), aged 89


Charlotte with Horace the dog. 

On a personal note, I would like to pay tribute to Charlotte Dawson. Charlotte was a model and television host in Australia and New Zealand.

Charlotte and I made online friends a few years ago. We tweeted each other about something...I think it was about gravy...she wanted to know how you could tell if gravy was off in the tin. 

She became one of my cheerleaders. When I was selling earrings, she would unexpectedly tell her 60,000 followers know about what I was selling.

Whenever I did a celebrity feature on my blog she would always help me out. Whatever I wanted, she was there to assist.

I loved her honesty, her passion to try and make the wrong things right, her wit and her caring nature.

Charlotte and I are still friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I still occasionally write on her Facebook when I think of her. I do the same with other friends I have lost since I've been on social media.

Charlotte died in February this year, aged 47 years. I wish she knew how much she is missed. 


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Rockabilly photo shoot

This is my beautiful cousin, Jordi.

Here she is totally rocking the vintage look from a photo shoot in Sydney recently.






Saturday, December 6, 2014

Pop Art hits Sydney

I'm excited about this one!

Pop to popism is the latest exhibition to be held at The Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The exhibition features 200 works by 70 international and Australian pop artists. 

Art by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Robert Indiana, Martin Sharp, Brett Whiteley, Maria Kozic, Richard Hamilton, Peter Powditch, David Hockney, Martha Rosler, Ed Rusha, Peter Blake, Gilbert and George, Richard Larter and Niki de Saint Phalle.

Works are on loan from collections from all over the world.

The exhibition runs until March 1, 2015.

Retrogoddess has a double pass to giveaway for entry to Pop to popism exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To enter leave a comment below or email retrogoddess@mail.com. A winner will be chosen at random on Friday, December 19. 

Here are a just a few of my favourite artworks from the exhibition.


Andy Warhol  Marilyn Monroe 1967 silkscreen on paper 1 of suite of 10: 91.5 x 91.5 cm (each) Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles © Andy Warhol  


Andy Warhol Triple Elvis 1963 aluminium paint and printer’s ink screenprinted on canvas 209.2 x 180.6 cm Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis. © Andy Warhol Foundation


Peter Powditch The big towel 1969 oil on composition board 183.6 x 122.4 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Samuel E. Wills Bequest, 1979 © Peter Powditch


Robert Indiana Love cross 1968 oil on canvas, five panels 457.2 x 457.2 cm overall The Menil Collection, Houston © Robert Indiana


Roy Lichtenstein    In the car 1963    oil and magna on canvas, 172 x 203.5 cm   
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art    Purchased 1980    © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein