Wednesday, 24 October 2012

new beginnings

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Thank you for following my phoam surf blog over the years.  
I am gutted to have to finally admit to this being the very last post.

Four years ago I had a surfing  accident resulting in a steady decline of my physical capacity leading me to being unable pursue my active passions of surf photography, film making, surfing and many other activities.

For the first 18 months I struggled to maintain the contents of this blog, and as you can see its been a steady decline of content.  As of June 2012 it became impossible to continue my beloved phoam surf blog *wipes away tears*.
So after 7+ years, 1142 posts, thousands of photographs & dozens of videos .............   this is my last post.

I will add that after 3 years dealing with the Southern District Health board and their 'specialists' I have come to the conclusion that they are uncaring heartless ****ers. However, having now discovered the cause of my decline via an overseas specialist (a rare condition called Adhesive Arachnoiditis), I can now look forward and adapt my life

 On a positive note 
I can still create my original artworks.
Please support me, this is my only income.

Please LIKE my Nicola Reeves Artist - Phoam Arts page on Facebook 

Still active on the environmental front, In 2013 I founded a Coastal Otago Environmental group

 Otago Coastal Guradians Inc

Otago Coastal Guradians Inc on facebook


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

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A few months back I built a new website for 
Quarry Beach Surfboards

please visit at

www.qbsurfboards.com

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Memorial - 7 years of Fugly Love

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My beloved Fugly passed away last weekend after almost 7 years with us.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

New Artworks Exhibition at Green Island Gallery

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A massive sway away from my normal artwork style, although i did do quite a few like this about ten years ago. Since I don't have the physical means to sit and do heaps of detailed artworks lately, theses pieces have been very therapeutic, being able to be loose, and more creative.
They are done in heavy 3D modeling compounds and course texture gels with palette knives and large brushes.
They were hung at the green Island gallery today and will be up until the end of April.
Check out the Green Island Gallery website (which I built a few months ago) here www.greenislandgallery.com

Above: all 6 new artworks on the walls at the green island gallery

Monday, 2 April 2012

Signwriting

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Last year I got a signage commission for the Momona Playgroup.
Took a while, but got it finished in the end.
painted in outdoor acryics on marine ply and sealed with clear seal from rainbow paints. Unfortunately the clear sealer went very yellow after the sign was in the sun for a few weeks, so quite disappointed. I was told by rainbow that this wouldn't happen, never getting paint from them again!
Above: lettering printed out to trace onto sign, and below that, the images for the background painted on before lettering went up.

I used to do heaps of signwriting in the past, did the large signs for Video Venue in Green Island, and have also done decorative signwriting on stock cars, beach buggies etc in the 1980's.
back then I wanted to train as a signwriter, but never did.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

A session from the Domain

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Friday, 9 March 2012

Back on the Beach at Blackhead

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Above: a short video I put together of the Quarrying from the air for Lloyd Godman.
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Made it down the track to beach at Blackhead this afternoon.
Above, looking towards the beach from the 'scrub tunnel' and below, looking up the track to the carpark examining the lowering backbone of the blackhead headland.
Above: from the track on the beach looking at the headland.
Below: Jayin on the Taniwha
Above: Unknown.
Below: Some of the older quarry buildings being dismantled, as the new operation area has shifter to above the carpark, as seen below again.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

4th! Top Surfing Blog 2012 Phoam Surf Blog

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The Top 50 Surfing Blogs for 2012

The Top 50 Surfing Blogs

When it comes to challenging sports, you will be hard pressed to find a more challenging and physically demanding sport than surfing. Known for its exhilarating thrills and exciting unpredictability, surfing is beloved by adrenaline seekers all around the world.

Surfing can be practiced in any ocean that has decent sized waves and as long as you have a good quality wetsuit you can surf any time of the year and in most weathers. One of the great things about surfing is the unruly nature of the waves. You never know what kind of wave you will be riding and to what heights it will take you. Another bonus is the social side of surfing. A virtual subculture, surfers are known for their friendliness and relaxed approach to life.

However, surfing requires extremely high levels of physical fitness and is also a very dangerous sport. Deaths and severe injuries are not uncommon as a result of surfing and you should never underestimate the power of the ocean’s surf. Surfing beginners usually start off with small waves and with the help of a qualified surfing instructor. As you progress and become more skilled, you will then be ready to tackle larger and more untamed waves.

Our team here at VeteransBenefitsGIBill has gathered 50 of the best surfing blogs that will provide you with invaluable surfing tips and news from the surfing community. We are happy to award badges to each of the blogs that made our list, and we encourage you to share our list of blogs with others that enjoy this exciting sport.

Congratulations to the bloggers that made our list and enjoy the surf!



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