Thursday, 27 December 2012

clean box. clean mind.

twenty-12 was a ridiculous year 
for most. our box too.

excitement brews
for the uncertainty of 2013.
new beginnings call for clear minds,
and clear minds call for a clean space
to allow new things to transpire. inspire.

after that glitter-vacuum session we're ready 
for almost anything that 2013 has in store.

is calling to us. 
marvelous tunes, trade trash for treasure
and be splashed with colour.
how could we say no........ !

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Pranksters apart.

With the same destination in mind,
but two separate ways of getting there,
the two merry pranksters are following different paths,
for just a short time, 
they will reunite in a months time under an eclipse.

exciting times are afoot. for everyone.

these are some of the new faces one prankster has come across on the journey north.
in just 10 short days since leaving melbourne,
and already, these particular faces are so dear to me.
so much love i see in each of these faces.
and the place these people were found,
also a new home for me - burning seed.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

My Alter Ego Belongs To You

what a delight to be invited
to paint at a lovely boutique
that must be one of the most enthusiastic celebrators
of vibrant colour that we know!

for an evening at Dagmar Rousset
we packed up our paints/glitter
and set off to 'embellish' a room of wonderful folk
gathering for the closing of an exhibition called 
'My Alter Ego Belongs To You'
 by Eddy Carroll 
what a beautiful collection of
amazingly 'embellished' and handcrafted 

such a splendid combination of forces
such a splendid night

we met so many lovely beings
who excitedly let us
spread colour and sparkles 
upon their faces 
transforming the space
into a psychedelic canvas of sorts

thank you dagmar, eddy and all who came
you made us oh so happy

Monday, 13 August 2012

Party Paint

Harvest. A party called Harvest.

When i think of the word "harvest", i think of a vegetable.
To me this makes sense - a party is just like a vegetable.

The vegetable does not appear in its beauty from nothing.
     either does a party.

so much energy goes into growing a vegetable.
so much energy goes into growing a party. 

A vegetable, born from a seed.
A party, born from inspiration. 

I love vegetables.
I love parties.

music + paint + dancing + vegetable = harvested a very merry time.


Sunday, 29 July 2012


trees on the mind.

your mind is a forest.
with no set pathways to follow,
so much to explore.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

emergency sparkles

with a cork top bottle of

sparkles around our necks
we will always be ready

to be
merry pranksters

Monday, 16 July 2012

statement of intent

The Merry Pranksters intend to:

1: encourage the unification of a community of like-minded individuals.

unification |ˌyoōnəfiˈkā sh ən|
noun the process of being united or made into a whole.

2: express creativity through painting and being painted.

3: challenge the face-paint discourse - is it simply superficial decoration or is it more meaningful?

4: strip away personal boundaries.

5: connect independent art-forms.

6: create a psychedelic spanner in the works.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

reawakening of the pranksters.

The merry pranksters journey began
on a bus that was jam-packed with wonderful beings
who spread psychedelic magic
wherever they went
by embracing
vibrant colour,
instinctive curiousity
and each other.

48 years after the bus left it's home
came two new fervent merry souls
who wanted to take their enthrallemtent with colour
to similar lengths
as those who had come before.

The synthesis of burly blues with buoyant greens
eye brows, smiles and frenzied browns
these two merry pranksters
wish to
and sound.