These include two photos of Alistair, the peacock which has adopted us, a lovely white bauhinia, a butterfly obscured in a shrub, and a delicious elegant hippiastrum.
This year, we send our best wishes for prosperity and peace – it’s about time all of us had a bit of a rest from interminable bloodshed over resources, religion and global supremacy. Rather than using reason to develop a logical, secular code of ethical behaviour which considers the best interests of fellow human beings as well as their own, it seems too many humans depend upon crude instincts and irrational brutish faith to justify baseless feelings of cultural superiority and barbaric slaughter of and stealing from other humans.
To celebrate our alternative peaceful vision for enlightenment in 2007, we’ve made a desktop wallpaper featuring Ganesha, a Hindu deity symbolising intellect, wisdom and prosperity.
We’ve also taken the time to add some of our latest artwork and greeting cards to our online art gallery.
Enjoy the new desktop wallpaper available in three sizes on this site of Peter Frankenfeld roses and some lovely dahlias growing in our backyard and which I captured on my Canon G6.
Finally got a chance to spring clean my hard drive and retrieve all the web site backgrounds and borders I’ve made and not used on client sites. These new free web backgrounds and borders – red, blue, pale blue, navy, grey, orange, pink, green and multi-coloured – are available for download in the Sibagraphics backgrounds and borders sections.
The very talented Kathy Kelly from Katabatic Illustration & Design, Sibagraphic’s print graphics associate, has produced some fantasticbrochures and flyers for Twin Waters Golf Club. Kathy has a stellar career creating graphics for Australian and international companies.
With a fresh, innovative eye Kathy can offer a bundle of great ideas for effective print business promotions.
During our holiday break in Stanthorpe, I took a couple of photos which have been turned into new desktop wallpaper – a view from the top of Bald Rock at the Bald Rock National Park, Ballandean from the scenic Sundown Road and some climbing tea roses from ‘Jireh’, the bed and breakfast at which we stayed.
During the holidays, I have had time to collect some of my art work and digital experiments of 2005 and put them up on the Sibagraphics Art Gallery.
Some of the digital art is inspired by natural features and plants growing in the gardens here and others are purely imaginative.
There are also some e-cards for you to send to your friends on various occasions. Enjoy!
Some more new wallpaper for download – a kookaburra and a magpie, photographed at Lake Baroon near Montville on the Blackall Range, where we were lucky enough to enjoy our Christmas lunch with good friends.
In between margaritas, strawberry champagne, turkey breast, prawns, peach melba and chocolate, we cooled off in the dam.
To celebrate the summer season, new desktop wallpaper of roses and cattleya orchids have been added.
Our garden is an exotic explosion of colour and beauty during summer, with irises flowering first, followed by roses and finally the orchids reveal themselves for their yearly display.
Two of the featured roses however are from a friend’s garden – they are classical old english roses.
For my birthday, Miyuki and Aki from Ninderry Manor Luxury Bed and Breakfast Retreat gave me a lovely Phalaenopsis orchid which I quickly photographed to share as desktop wallpaper.
Our new Jessika rose has proved prolific this spring and its sumptious blooms are also available for download.