Whats going on here then?

Another Day Another Dollar is a project about doing and completing something. It is inspired by 365 Make Something
and follows the tradition of Skull-a-day. Over the next 365 days I plan on creating images using Aussie Dollar coins, each day
adding one extra dollar until I have $365.00 with which to splurge or donate. Wish me luck

I've decided any money pooled will go to the Victorian Animal Aid Trust in Coldstream Victoria. Love their work
and one of my babies came from them http://www.animalaid.com.au/ (added 03/11/10)

Today (01/05/2011) marks the six month point of this 365 day project and I may just vary the way I photograph the coins for a period. I will still be adding a new coin to the collection each day and still be posting a daily image, but I may vary the amount of coin I photograph on any given day.
Some days I come up with an idea that requires more or less coins than the daily total indicates and so I haven't been using that idea, but from now on you'll get what takes my fancy. Rest assured I will still do regular postings with all the coins for a given days total. Heres to the next six months. Oscar.

Sunday the 30th of October marks 365 days and the finish of this blog. It will be time to hand over a small amount of money to a cause that needs so much more and I hope anyone finding this site will help in anyway they can. I have had so much fun doing this blog and at the same time so much stress in coming up with ideas, For the last few days I have left I will revisit some of my earlier pictures for an update or maybe need a little nudge in the right direction.

To all those who came back time and time again I thank you, to Google for removing the Ad links and the small amount of money raised; I blow you a raspberry and think you were mean and unapproachable.

Love to you all Oscar the Fox.

Monday, January 31, 2011

93, Carat's and carrots

Listen, sometimes I don't know what I'm thinking, I pick up my camera and something happens. I have been told on various occasions that I am a rabbit of very little brain (which is strange for a dog) 
I think by the time I get around to my road kill series I should have it sorted out.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

92, Specimen Jar

So far I have caught 92 of these little critters and If I keep on going like this I think I may need a bigger jar.
And for all of you looking for todays pun, no a specimen is not an Italian astronaut.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

91, Don't Fret

Again with the puns, funny but, don't cha think? Don't Fret oh god I break me up.
Please let me assure you, no guitars were hurt during the making of this picture.

Friday, January 28, 2011

90, Mine, Mine,Mine

I make no apologies, I'm taking the easy route here, did a robot on the 26st, a penguin on the 27th, so why wouldn't I keep scrapping up toys and pressing them into action. Sad but true fact, I got plenty more laying around even before I get into the dogs stash of chompy chew things.

This marvelous magpie was a gift, an op shop find from my bestest buddy KC (even though she hates Collingwood with a passion) 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

89, B & W (and a bit of y)

This little fella knows it really is black and white when it comes to sitting on a small fortune. Look's like he's trying to hatch a cunning plan on how to hide all them clams. me thinks he has bigger fish to fry.

Oh I really can't help the puns, sorry.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

88, Australia Day January 26

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror 
The wide brown land for me!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

87, A rare glimpse of a Hexathing

Its sorta hexagonal with some flappy bits, but in truth I don't know what it is. You'd have to agree though, it is a good example of what one of them looks like. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

86, Time to Get Smart

There can be only one theme for todays image, Agent 86. My god Don Adams' timing was so precise when he was filming the TV show, it's still works now and led to so many imitators. Inspector Clueso, Inspector Gadget, Inspector Drebin, what more can I say.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

85, Frozen Assets

Yep there's a thousand puns to go with this one, Most popular at home was 'cold hard cash' a close second was 'cold gold' and the appropriate 'soon to be liquid again' And yes I really did put put the coins into a ice maker. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

84, Banked not Fried

Today I celebrate that golden snackage, The Crisp (and by extension the Twistie) I love junk food, not just a passing fondness but an absolute deep passion for that salty oily goodness.

Friday, January 21, 2011

83, Liquid Metal

I like this picture it reminds me of a lava flow, the glowing hot near white heat of liquid stone running under black scorched rock.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

81, Little Acorns

Gee I hope this mosaic loads reasonably fast for you. It is a composite of the previous 80 images combined to make our dollar, you can make out the Kangaroos if you squint and get far enough back, I suggest as far back as Tasmania.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

80, Jar'd

I just discovered the the container I keep my coin stash in has the same size opening as my camera lens, photographing straight down at the coins gives an almost kaleidoscopic feel to the image and a gelatinous look at the same time.

I had to have a play with the view but there is no manipulation of the images, each photo below is as exactly as taken, just a small shake and different light angles

Monday, January 17, 2011

79, iCash

I just found out I can make payments for small purchases using my Iphone, this is how much it costs to buy a latte at my local cafe. Thanks Apple.

We got another one, as you can clearly see its the 2007 Year of the Volunteers. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

78, The ABC's

Time to get back to the basics, Automaton, Beer, Cash. my life is almost complete; oh yeah except for food, shelter, clothing, a personage of the female persuasion. Yeah OK I got the ABC's down its a life I'm missing.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

77, Shelf Life

I always like to keep a well stocked cupboard, and I think I have all the major food groups covered. Salty, crunchy, fishy, tangy and rich.

Friday, January 14, 2011

76, Donate

I don't want to linger on the negative, but if your able please donate. 

75, Sea Change

Ah me hearties, with cries of  "There she blows!--there she blows! A hump like a snow-hill! It is Moby Dick!" (thank Mr Melville) 

And apart from the gulls it is one image with all 75 coins not a cheap knock off like days of old.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

74, Flying in the face of

And you thought yesterday I was taking liberties, I know, today is just one big cheat, but as soon as I started  putting yesterdays picture together all I could think of was jet trails. And of course it has to have a twist. 

And before I get into trouble, all images are the property of any copyright holder, yadda yadda yadda.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

73, Taking Liberties

Today I thought I'd have another play with using a mirrored image to make up the finished picture. The original three lines of coins were photographed in the shape as seen and have not been distorted after being taken.

But I will apologize for the slightly distorted Head of Mrs Liberty, America boo's, rest of world yay.

Monday, January 10, 2011

72, Two Faced

I must be getting lazier, for this image I only laid out 36 dollars and then mirrored the image to make my 72 coin picture. Thats why my skull is two faced.

71, Navigator

An ancient sextant or maybe a star chart? I thought possibly crop circles as I was laying it out to photograph, but I'll leave the final decision to you. (oh yeah, thanks to some other Aussie coins for a supporting role) 

And recently two new coins have crossed my palm and we can now add them to our collection. The 2010 Centenary of Girl Guiding and 1993's Landcare Australia, bringing our total of differing dollars to 15.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

70, The Lions Share.

matryoshka doll, or babushka doll is a Russian nesting doll which is a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. (Thanks Wikipedia)

Now, have you ever seen anything so weird? AFL footy club the Brisbane Lions as a set of Babushka dolls. You will notice that I have moved (he who should not be named) to the rear, only question is who gets his money now.

Friday, January 7, 2011

69, Ashes to Ashes

You don't know how much this hurts to say, but well played England, you trashed us in every way. This has been the most one sided competition since, well since we used to do it to you on a regular basis and I don't like it one little bit.

And I apologize in advance to anyone who thinks my wickets look like penis's

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

67, Fine Art

Is there nothing cooler than dogs playing pool or even playing poker? 

Now I may not know art but I do know kitsch. OK, I know what you're thinking, that not nearly as cool as those Eurasian nudes painted on black velvet or a portrait of the King also on velvet but with a clock in his tummy. Oh behold this is truly fine art.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

66, Rooted

A cheap collage but an honest homage to the great Highway Sixty Six. Unless you have a bent for Bingo then Route 66 is the first thing that usually springs to mind when the number 66 is mentioned.

Monday, January 3, 2011

65, A Fine Spine

Do you know how hard it is to stack up 65 coins and not knock them down while trying to photograph them?

My bookcase as well as having dust has a very wide range of books and as you can see I'm not a big friend of Dewey although I am up with the decimal.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

64, Pick of the Bunch

I'm starting to see some growth in my coin collection lately. OK enough of the bad puns already...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

63, A geek and his Money

This time the coins are not superimposed like in a couple of the other images. Yes I have a geek cabinet of collectibles, memorabilia and stuff. This is just a minute part of it.