Update on Bondi Beach one man
Bird-and-Orchid art exhibition
The March newsletter went out today with updates on the Bondi exhibition. Here's the link http://bit.ly/1M6wVbm if you are not already receiving GRAPHICs ON-LINE on a regular monthly basis. There is a subscription button if you so wish to join in. Best MaX
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Royal Queensland Show is Queensland's largest event. The country comes to town to show livestock and produce. Show ring events prevail but the dog shows, cake making sideshow alleys, and junk food stalls are all part of the play. Strawberries and cream everywhere this year and the old Dagwood Dog now costs a whopping six Aussie dollars. Original buildings being torn down and repaired, school bands blasting off everywhere and the big People's Day ring events still to come. Could not find the flower pavilion so unable to check out the orchids. Drat! And sunburned head. Forgot the hat. The show goes on!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Mind travelToday is my 77th birthday and for weeks I have been wondering how to celebrate it in true Capricorn style. A few days ago, I started this illustration.
The 8.5 tonne rock was a birthday gift to myself back in 2006. A watery cascade reticulated through and over the rock that sat in a small pond – display centrepiece in the orchid igloo. Perfect setting for Dendrobium – my favourite orchid family.
Here, Dendrobium fimbriatum sits foreground, Dendrobium Gatton Sunray lower rock, and Debdrobium chrysotoxum top of rock.
A backdrop of palm frees and a bamboo overhang, supporting various Hoya species, completes the picture. How many shots were taken of Orchid Rock over past years but, somehow, this illustration is the way I shall best remember the scene as I get ready to plan a new (and much smaller) orchid garden here in Brisbane.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Probably infra dig according to some environmental enthusiasts, but in my books one little orchid is not going to do much harm. And the Kookaburras are laughing.
Who knows. Maybe way out there un the jungles of the Amazon some guy is planting an Aussie Dendrobium at this very moment.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Max Fulcher wears many hats. Author, city born and country raised, Max was college educated, served in National Service (Royal Australian Navy) and trained in advertising (The Myer Emporium) to become a MYER director at 27 and co-owner of a successful advertising agency at thirty. He encouraged a raft of talented baby boomers in their professional start and led an experienced marketing and promotional team before setting his cap on Asia and the Pacific - travelling with camera and sketchbook creating a goodly amount of freelance material for mass print media and glossy magazines.
From his working residence in inner city Sydney, a garden he called Rangoon, MaX edited a black-and-white monthly entitled GRAPHICS in which interviews with celebrated artists, photographers, and designers revealed the how-two of successful careers to young up-and-comers in the creative business. The workshops and consultancies followed. Invitations to parties and product launches at Rangoon were hot ticket events.
Having returned to home state Queensland to grow orchids (2000 of them in a six acre garden he created in the Noosa hinterland) the author now resides in West End, overlooking the Brisbane River. MaX draws freehand on the Mac from real life orchid specimens - reinventing his previous pen-and-wash and watercolour originals as fresh works of art for today's most exciting web of communication - the internet network.
Available for interviews, creative consultancy and as a speaker at garden/boutique events he continues to encourage and educate those wanting to extend their creative skills email firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to browse the Max's orchid and travel photofiles
Friday, February 25, 2011
A warning for spin doctors. We may not know WHO you are but we are wakening to WHAT you are up to. All thanks to The Big MO. What an informative read. Mark Roeder's new book alerts us to the overwhelming forces working inside momentum (big mo). Putting the banking fiasco to one side, The Big Mo focuses on havoc created in human affairs as we follow-the-leader like a bunch of lemmings. Momentum being the leader. Boom/bust and random reporting spring from nowhere overnight to take hold as established fact. We comply with 'popular' thinking. The author asks why is it so difficult "to dissent from the crowd even when an individual knows it is the right thing to do." Don't ask me. Go read the book. Like I said, it is an easy read and a wakeup call for all. The chapter on the environment is a real eye opener.