Thursday, January 17, 2013

Emu with attitude.....!


Last few shots from our trip to Fremantle on Friday. It's possible that you may recognize some of these colourful, quirky Australian characters created by artist, author and sculptor Wendy Binks, who  opened 'Stunned Emu Designs' on busy South Terrace, aka 'the cappuccino strip' in 1982 after graduating from Uni.
I can't imagine any visitors wandering into her gallery leaving without a little something to take home after their travels, whether it be a fridge magnet, a tee shirt or one of her canvas prints , you really should check them out, my favorite are the Kookaburras, 'What a Laugh' and 'Morning Gossip'  but be careful, you might not be able to resist ordering one and I promise I'm not getting any commission haha! You might already know someone who has a 'Stunned Emu' or 'Twisted Sisters' stuck on their fridge..I seem to add a new one each time I visit. So here we are almost at the end of another week and half way through January, ziiiiiip it's happening all over again. Happy Thursday, take care.....


35 comments:

  1. Yup - Wendy sure is a talented lady!
    SueC :O))

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  2. You take us to such cool places!
    Aloha

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  3. Love that emu!! And what a fun place! Great shots for the day, Grace! You always make me smile!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  4. Hi, we went in there after a lovely lunch at the Fremantle Bakehouse, and came out with some greetings cards of various designs. There's some seriously good artwork going on in there. Fabulous :)

    Sue, Worcesterhire, UK

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  5. That sounds like a cool shop. I checked out the website -- very fun and unusual designs. What a talented artist!

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  6. He's not shy! ;-)

    Greetings from The Netherlands!

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  7. Emu is gorgeous, I love his blue stylish hair! Great pictures!
    hugs
    Léia

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  8. Very nice trip to Fremantle.
    Funny emu ... I love it.
    a hug

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  9. I have enjoyed tagging along with you to Fremantle on your last two posts. Looks a fun place.

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  10. Wonderful and very creative - love it!
    http://lundcityphoto.wordpress.com/

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  11. Happiness !

    Please have a good Thursday.

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  12. Haha, those are stunned looking emus, for sure! Love the creativity and Fremantle has been a wonderful place to browse and visit:)

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  13. Great shop. If I am ever there, I could not resist buying something.

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  14. You are so right! If I walked into that shop I'd come out with something for sure. "Down Under" would look great as a fridge magnet. But, I think my favorite was "The Committee". I think I've served on committees where everyone looked just like that.

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  15. I would be one of those stunned into buying something.

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  16. My daughter spent a semester in Oz and came back with a poster with that stunned emu character!

    You asked what reactions I get from people I ask to pose. I think four out of five agree to let me photograph them. The results are pretty good because I only approach people whom I think are likely candidates (maybe outgoing and friendly-looking) and I usually talk with them for a while to develop rapport before asking. If they say "no," I just say thanks and move on.

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  17. Are there any emus that are not stunned? They all seem to have what we call in the US the deer caught in the headlights look.

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  18. we always go to Currimbun on the gold coast, there was a very friendly emu.

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  19. These are such fun designs Grace. I would imagine they would appeal to locals and tourists alike.

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  20. Emu's sure have attitude, I've been bitten on more than one occasion when venturing too close

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  21. I certainly would love to have them at my fridge!

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  22. Heh heh! This is a must visit gallery when I eventually descend on Perth!

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  23. There are very cute those emus.

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  24. J'aime bien la tête de ces autruches. La galerie doit être bien.
    Bonne journée, Gracie!

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  25. damn you woman now i want one of those mugs and they aren't sold via internet ... sigh ..

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  26. I do not have to enter such a store. This is not good for my money

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  27. What a cute trio of Emus! :-)

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  28. Definitely something that would draw me right into the store!

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  29. I am so envious as I see the woman in shorts. Brrr! Cold and windy here; the sun doesn't help much.

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