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Awesome Guy Blogger Awards

27 July 2007 22 comments

My fantastic friend Deborah @ Life in the Fast Lane gave me a Rockin' Girl Award....thanks heaps Deborah......that makes 2 Rockin' Girl awards....I feel very privileged.........

Then Mark over @ What's wrong with me ??? was awarded the Awesome Guy Blogger Award by Dunn @ Must Read Files

I am going to double up here and give out some Awesome Guy Blogger I have given out the Rockin' Girl Blogger award already....
The Rockin' Girl Blogger Award was created by Roberta Ferguson.
Oh, The Joys here.... has designed quite a zany collection of badges to choose from....

Here is my list of awesome guys who always have something interesting to contribute to the blogosphere.......

Manuel @ Bajaenergy

Morriconei @
Cracked Ego

Bluepanjeet @
On The Wings Of My Dream

Laurie @
Visions of Oz

Michael @

Dave @
Ride it like you stole it !

Colin @

Boyd @
Beautiful Explorations of Creative Passion

Franco @
Mind Body Spirit and Fluttering Thoughts

Edward @
Health And Wealth (topic)

I have also given out more awesome guy blogger awards at my other blog Poeartica.

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23 July 2007 17 comments

The movie has beaten Titanic in ticket sales at a cinema on Sydney's North Shore, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace. Titanic raked in $380 000 whilst As It Is in Heaven has pulled in over $400 000, and has been screening for 32 weeks as of 7 July 2007.


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Which artwork is your favourite ?

19 July 2007 47 comments

I am entering an artwork in an upcoming art competition.

Which one is YOUR favourite?.....# 1 (top) # 2 (middle) or # 3 (bottom)

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About Me


studio 2005

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Born (Kurri Kurri...Australia)

Diploma of Fine Art
Diploma of Education


Commission London - Portrait of three children
Commission Beverly Hills -
Ten selected drawings (Dancer Series)
Drawing-The Wedding of Princess Diana

Portrait of my son Alexander
Portrait of my daughter Charlotte
Photographic Portraits of Alexander and Charlotte
The Swimmer
The Last Fisherman
Self Portrait in my Father's Coat
Pas de trois avec Dobell (Triptych)(gift)
Salad Days
Baby Ballerinas (Photograph)
Opera House series (Pastel)(gift)
Frieze of Dancers(after Degas) (sold)
War Games (sold)
Ice Series (Diptych)(sold)
Africa Series (Diptych)(leased)
Urban Warfare Series
Self Portrait-Ego versus Vanity
The falling Pear versus the fallen Pair(Diptych)
Commission Newcastle - Turtles Restaurant
What are you looking at?/Look at me! (Diptych)
The Cry (after Munch)(sold)
Snake (after Klee)
Fishing Boats ... (after Van Gogh)..(donation)
Poppies (after Van Gogh)(sold)
Girl with a pearl earring (after Vermeer)(gift)
Renting the sky with bloody squares and flaming
guinea pigs (Landscape/Diptych)
Habit of Identity...self portrait series
Mr Wonderful...portrait of my Dad (gift)
The Boldness of Youth..Alexander and Charlotte
Blue Dancers after Degas (Oil)
Girls Under the Trees after Macke (Oil)
Portrait of Paris and the Rabbits (Oil)
Portrait of Irina Baronova (Drawing)
2006 - 2007
Energy Series
Portrait of Tahlia (Drawing)
Portrait of Deborah (Drawing)
Portrait of Diane (Drawing)
Portrait of Sue (Drawing)
Portrait of Alexander (Drawing)
Portrait of Charlotte (Drawing)
On The Road (Gouache)
Portrait of André Rieu (Gouache)
Portrait of Kelly (Gouache)
Somewhere Along the Line (Graphite/Gouache)
Portrait of Irina Baronova (Oil)

Portrait of Tamika (Oil)
Portrait of Marissa (Oil)
Portrait of Laura (Oil)
The Last Train Home (Portrait of the Barker Boys) Acrylic/Gouache/Pastel)

Portrait of Daphne (Oil)
Portrait of Olivia (Acrylic)
Portrait of Alexander and Kelly (Oil - WIP since 2007)
A series of Stage Props for Baby Ballerinas

1979 - 2006
Teacher TAFE - Photography and Children's Art
Teacher SECONDARY - Art/Dance

Newcastle Mattara - Open Section - 1st place (Portrait - The Swimmer)
Sydney Fisher Ghost Award - Open Section - Selected Finalist (Pas de trois avec
Sydney Real Refuses 3rd place -People's Choice (Ego versus Vanity)
Central Coast Fab Fakes 1st place - People's Choice (Girl with the Pearl Earring)
Kurri Kurri Murals (3)

This website is a personal website written and edited by me. Images and contents taken from other sites are credited here.

Paris and the Rabbits - 2006

Professional with 30 years communications experience in areas such as:
Creating works of art including private/corporate commissions/exhibitions/art awards/community projects
Presentations and oral communications
Diploma of Fine Art and Diploma of Education at Newcastle Art School and Newcastle College of Advanced Education.
Teacher - TAFE/Secondary/Primary Education - NSW Department of Education and Training
Registered Reading Recovery Teacher

The works on this site are owned by the individual authors/artists.
The artwork on this site is © Copyright Kim Barker 2002-2008,All Rights Reserved

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  • Diane

  • “There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” - Pablo Picasso


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    at A Glimpse on my life in La Rochelle

    The Rockin' Girl Blogger Award was created by
    Roberta Ferguson

    and another from Deborah


    Life in the Fast Lane

    I received this award from Christy at Christy's Coffee Break

    You can find out the award details and the meaning of the awards here.

    other versions of the Rockin Girl Blogger Award at
    Oh, The Joys here....who has designed quite a zany collection of badges to choose from....


    Kim Barker Creates Beauty

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    About The Author
    Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news