Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you. This week I am also joining in with the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Memorable Events.

I think some of the most memorable events in our personal history are those with which we have an emotional attachment, eg. having a baby, seeing your favourite band, winning a contest, producing something you love, etc. Bringing a new piece of art into the world is like giving birth. The arrival of every piece is a memorable event. The Lens Artists Memorable Event theme seemed a perfect time to reveal my latest work but I have a couple of days work left on it. She is going to be beautiful, that is, as beautiful as a piece of climate change protest art can be. Serious stuff. When I reveal it in a few days, I would like to know whether you would like its back story? Or would you rather I let the artwork do the talking? Let me know in the comments below.

Now back to the challenge and the music. Let’s look at a baby photo of a piece I did 3 years ago.

Speaking of procreation, here is my artist mum. But who is that serious looking child with her?

My mum didn’t become an actual artist until later in life. Now she’s gone a bit loco for the animals.

Which brings me to this week’s song. It is actually the most popular song of 2021 by a long trunk, the winner of the Triple J’s 2021 Hottest 100 – the Wiggles performing a cover of Tame Impala’s “Elephant”. For adults and kids alike. [Perhaps search for the original if you are unable to access the Wiggles cover.]

Stay safe, stay sane, everyone. If that’s not possible, stay wiggly.

Kind Regards.
Tracy.

Further information:
Triple J is the national youth broadcaster for young Australians.  Every January, Triple J runs the Hottest 100 countdown. Rankings are determined by popular vote.

56 thoughts on “The Big Event

      1. Well then, I think you will need to share a bit more in future posts. It is hard to take lessons from the ones we love. But, something definitely rubbed off on you, as you “paint” wonderful mosaics.

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      2. Hahaha! You’re not wrong there! Larry was a driving instructor and he paid for our son to take lessons from someone else. Art…driving…always someone else!!

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  1. Congratulations on the new piece, Tracy! Powerful… and yes, a serious matter… ❀
    I would say, give us a bit of time to take it in and think about it, then share the back story.

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  2. So much to love in this post Tracy. The amazing mosaic, the colours just glow and your Mum is a very talented lady, and looked so young when you came along. Love the Wiggles song too, they are a real Aussie icon. Yes please I would love to hear the back story of the next mosaic. Stay safe, stay masked and don’t hug anyone…

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    1. I think she is too, Pauline. My mum was a teenager when she had me. I often wonder how different her life might have turned out if she had been born into a different family. We don’t get to choose these things though.
      It is pouring here but I guess I can’t complain because I had perfect mosaicing weather for about two weeks.
      I send you a virtual hug. The Gold Coast is a better place because you are there, Pauline.

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  3. Great video clip. I haven’t seen the (newer) Wiggles since I was a live-in Nanny all those years ago.

    That mosaic is superb. How creative and skilled you must be. πŸ™‚

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  4. I love the photo of you and your mom. She is a very talented artist! (As are you.) I’m looking forward to the big reveal of your latest project. I’m interested in the back story as well. With all due respect to The Wiggles, I prefer the original version. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Liz. 😊 My mum’s great at mosaics too, Liz. I think she is better than me, but she doesn’t get into the complicated stuff that I like to play with.
      I like both versions of “Elephant”, But for smile factor, the Wiggles cover does it for me.

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    1. You would love her paintings, Dries. She had a small exhibition in her country town of her paintings of African animals from photos her doctor took when he visited South Africa.
      My heart fluttered when I saw your photo of the Velveteen monkey and her baby. Unfortunately I don’t have enough glossy white or black tiles at the moment.

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  5. You and your mum – so talented and gifted, and a lovely photo of you two. It must be great to inspire each other. LOVE the beautiful mosaic, Tracy – you are an artist with such great capacity – and your mum! I didn’t know she was an artist as well. Does she have a blog or an internet page where we can see her art exhibited?
    Now I am looking forward to seeing your new art work – and I hope you will keep the story from us a week or so, until we have contemplated your work on our own.
    My love for you and yours, people and animals – dogs especially β™₯

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    1. Thank you, Ann Christine. My mum doesn’t have an internet page. Perhaps I should start one for her when I visit her… Good idea.
      I will let you know when I’ve put my new mosaic up. You never know it may fit with one of the Lens Artists themes.
      Love to you too.

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  6. I don’t think you shared this earlier, Tracy! It is amazing work and so is your mum’s! Two talented women! I am keenly waiting for the one you are working on. Back stories are always so interesting.
    That photo is so lovely! ❀️
    I enjoyed the Wiggles. Perfect for Saturday night. 😊

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  7. I’ve just been doing the breakfast dishes to the Wiggles song – such fun!
    And I love your orang utan Mother & Child mosaic – you put such beauty & movement & emotion in your mosaic. I am so amazed at your artistry, Tracy! Thank you for sharing the precious photo of your mom & you – I see the inspiration.

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