making sumfink out of nufink


“You come into the world with nothing,
and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing”.
Henry Louis Mencken


About EllaDee's

After a decade of living in tiny apartments in the inner-city of Sydney, Australia with my husband referred to in my posts as the Gorgeous One (G.O.) while I worked in corporate-legal and the G.O. in civil earthworks we relocated 500 kilometres north in December 2015 to our home in the Nambucca Valley to follow our dream of living simply and creatively. We travelled around Australia in 2016. Now we work on our 1930’s house, have a vegetable garden and a dog plus share a flock of backyard chickens with our neighbour. These days I’m a horticulture student, something I dreamed of doing for many years. From time to time I write about day-to-day life, past & present, people & places, and take snapshots with my smart phone. Copyright 2011-2017. All content of,, & is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process, nor may any other exclusive right be exercised, without the permission of the owner who can be contacted via email dln011 [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au.

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  1. I think that’s neat. I love the casual stance. I’ve got visions of everyone assembling around him and waiting for him to give instructions!

    Were those black things abandoned clothes? Wouldn’t be there for long with us around? Did you pick them up?

    • When I saw the paste up on Thursday I quickly snapped a shot. This morning I was running even later but I couldn’t miss it – too good. There’s a crew doing work on the road there, so no, not abandoned clothing… I’d have to think about that. I’ve never re-homed clothes off the street. I’m thinking you live in a better area than us 🙂

      • The best haul was the recent yellow jacket. We’ve managed a couple of dork hats (baseball caps?), a sweatshirt, and small things like purses, bags, pouches etc. But we actually get given a lot by neighbours (Spanish and Gibbo) who clearly think we are poor and needy or badly dressed.

    • Thank you. I really liked the paste up the first day I saw it but when I saw the work crew had incorporated it into their site, it made my day 🙂

  2. It’s a super piece, as you say, but really terrific to see it ‘live’ – I wonder what ‘s happening around it this week? Now, a bit of technical/jargon clarification – paste up, what’s that refer to exactly?

    • Same thing happening this week – they’re still digging up the road…
      A paste up is street art – usually screen printed on paper and glued to a wall, as opposed to painted as in the usual street art or painted using a stencil 🙂

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