Saturday, March 16, 2013

I make music

I am not the best at keeping this blog thing going but I do have an excuse...  I have been playing music and moving to the other side of the world. 

Most of you would know that I am a photographer... but you may not know that I am a musician also. 

I have entered a comp with one of my songs and would love it if you could have a little listen and then vote for me.... if you go here.... or follow the link below you will find my entry, please vote and share too if you like.

x Ula 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pretty people

I have a confession to make… I have some freakin beautiful friends. A couple of days ago I had a lovely morning coffee with my wonderful friend L… She is gorgeous.... and not to mention an extremely talented ceramicist.  

Have you ever been to Hey Jupiter on Ebenezer Place in Adelaide… it opened only recently and it is bloody adorable… I believe the man who runs the place is French… well I am assuming it is his place … A few weeks back I order a soy flat white in English and walked away kicking myself… damb it I could have practiced my French and struck up a conversation… well a very limited conversation… but a conversation all the same… I said to myself that next time I went I would order my coffee in French, but unfortunately he was not there on this Tuesday morning.

Anyway L and I enjoyed our coffees whilst we soaked up the sun. 

Later in the day after scanning some negatives I meet A and C at the pub for an afternoon golden ale… again in the sun… I am really enjoying the weather back in Australia… not having a proper Summer for over a year was beginning to get to me a little.

I will leave you here with some more pictures of a pretty person. :)

Hehe this one is my favourite. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Outfit. 2. Bittersweet

I have gone a bit mad on the shopping forefront these past few weeks… asos is my new best friend. Oh dear.  Not to mention my very expensive trip to Billy Hyde earlier this week. I did score some amazing bits on sale… but it feels sort of bittersweet knowing that I am benefiting from such a sad moment in history… Yes the decline of the music retail store has hit Adelaide… It is a sad time as we see more and more of our favourite places close down in what seems to be a more and more sleepy town… I hate to label Adelaide thus… but if this continues any longer the city will be stripped bare of its culture and arts. The Jade Monkey closed last week… the Rundle Street Markets cease to exist…. I am rambling now… sorry. However, we are heading into festival season now and things can only get better. I am looking forward to a number of shows, which will feature a number of my talented, arty friends. These photos were taken last week whilst waiting for the bus as I headed to the city to meet the folks for the Billy Hyde sale. Then Ying Chow for dinner and a full up walk through China town. 

Hope you're having a lovely week so far. Only one more week left of my show at the Reading Room on Hindley Street in Adelaide, please do pop past.

Cotton dress – asos
Long cardigan – Country Road
Trent Nathan suede belt – Op shop
Bag – Aussie Disposals
Boots – Miss Gladys Sym Choon
Sunglasses – Bimbo 

Thursday, October 4, 2012


We have had some lovely days in Adelaide recently for some strolls in the park and some bicycle riding. The other day I wore this outfit for a bike ride into town, to do a little shopping and have lunch in the sun. 

Today I wore my hair in a messy ponytail.. I have been feeling really uninspired when it comes to my hair recently... it just seems to be a big long mess... I think it may just be the longest I have ever grown it. Anyway I am trying to play around with it at the moment before I do a big chop... well maybe not too big. 

Jumper - H&M (Paris)
Shirt - American Apparel
High waist jeans - American Apparel 
Half Penny Necklace - Vintage (Market in Yankalilla)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fragments Interview

Well the interview was played on Radio Adelaide on Saturday and if you missed it you can now have a listen online. Head here if you want to hear more about the show, which opens at the Reading Room on Wednesday night this week :) 6pm. I love the name Jennie from Streetcast gave the interview.

Ohhh and here is the listing for the show on the Reading Room blog. 
Hope you can all come along.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

lazy morning. coffee. banana pikelets.

mmmm delicious, banana pikelets and fresh hot coffee on a lazy morning... things can not get any better... listening to seventies tunes whilst the sun in shining through my light filled apartment. Joy. 

I thought I would share with you this morning an amazing banana pikelet recipe I whipped up. I do highly recommend it... it was approved by A with a huge smile and no words as he gobbled it down this morning. 

Here it is... vanilla, banana, flax seed pikelets! YUM!

It will take no longer than about 15 minutes before these are sitting pipping hot on your plate... I added some honey and cinnanon sugar on the top of time... but you could pop some strawberries or more banana on top too if you feel so inclined. 

This is what you need to get in on the action.... 1 egg, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 banana, splash of vanilla essence, 3/4 cup of skim milk, 1 1/4 cups of self-raising flour, 1 table spoon of flax seeds, and some margarine for the frying pan. 

Whisk egg in small bowl... put to the side, 

Mash up the banana in a larger bowl, then add the egg, milk, vanilla essence and the sugar, give it a good mix,

Stir in the flour... perhaps in three parts to stop the mixture from getting lumpy, 

Let it sit for a moment whilst you get the frying pan ready to allow the mixture to thicken,

Heat the frying pan on a medium heat, then place table spoons of the mixture in the pan,

After about 1 and a half minutes little bubbles will appear on the top of the pikelets, give em a flip and cook them for a further 2 minutes on the opposite side, 

If you want to cook more for a stack, set them aside covered with a tea-towel so they do not dry out,

Serve... AMAZING!

Hope your enjoying the public holiday as much as me... now off for a sunny bike ride :)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Radio Interview, Exhibition, Masters

This year is literally flying past, I have been back in Adelaide now for a time which seems like forever, but let me just say that it has been a good time. With less than 2 months left of my Masters at University the pressure is beginning to set in... however, I feel as though I am doing alright. I had my mid semester assessment yesterday which went well, I also did an interview with the lovely Jennie at Street Cast – Radio Adelaide 101.5FM yesterday afternoon. It was loads of fun... being in a sound proof room, head phones on, mic before me... just like recording music... yet there was no guitar in my lap and I was rambling about my art instead of singing out my memories. I had a brilliant time. The interview will air tomorrow (Saturday) between 12-1.30pm... You can listen to the station on the internet, so if some of you out there are not living in my neck of the woods, you can still tune in. Head here for the official website of Street Cast.

If you live in Adelaide city you may have seen these flyers floating around the place.

Head here to the facebook event for my exhibition ‘Fragments’ which will open at the Reading Room on Hindley Street, Adelaide, 5000 on Wednesday 3rd of October at 6pm. Do pop past and have gander if you fancy looking upon some dreaming, melancholic memories.
Better get going now... I’m off to read some articles on Wet Plate Collodion Printing and New Romanticism.

X Ula