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.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

152, Stackage

A Triptych of coins. When stacked they almost take on an organic form, the first panel could be a cob of corn or they each could be a section of coral. At higher magnification the illusion dissolves.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

151, Golden Squash

Ok we're back to strange fruit and veg. What, you thought dollars only grew inside bananas?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

150, Flaming Fish

Today is the 150th image I have created, for me that was an unachievable milestone but here we are.

The image I created today was started in the normal fashion, but nothing seemed to click with me until I started to manipulate it away from a picture of coins and into something a little different. 

At low resolution it may appear just as a jumble of tiles but I hope when you enlarge it you'll like how it takes on its own life. See you @ 151 and beyond.

Monday, March 28, 2011

149, New Indoor Record

A little bit embarrassing on many levels tonite. First off I have been busy getting all my old vinyl records out and photographing them ready to put on ebay, and then I'm out of time for tonites Coin image, so you only get this cheap construction. But most embarrassing of all, check out the photo below and just look how far this album was discounted before I bought it. and even then I don't think I've actually played it.

$5.99 - $4.49 - $2.93 - and then 97 cents. (And who ever bought records from Myer music department)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

148, Are we there yet.

Look its all good now, I have found the three wayward coins and brought them back into the fold. But I have only shown their approximate location so as not to cause embarrassment. 

Please don't ask why they are slightly longer than 3.7 meters as I have no clue. There are exactly 148 coins and the mint assures me that they should all have a diameter of 25mm So I'm postulating that it is a particularly hot nite and they have stretched in the heat.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

147, Weight a minute

I bet that every time you look at this Blog you ask yourself this question. How much does a one dollar coin weigh? Well I have asked myself this very same thing, so I broke out my digital kitchen scales and consulted the esteemed Wikipedia and here's the complete scientific answer.

A single Australian dollar coin weighs 9 grams. This is day 147 of this riveting blog; so 9 x 147 = 1323. Therefore my scales are either wrong by 25g or [a] we have lost some valuable metal due to wear, or [b] I'm cheating you of approximately 2.7 coins.

The correct answer is all of the above. With a quick count I only came up with 144 coins on the scales and I am guessing we have lost a little bit to wear and that these scales are probably out a smidge. (scientific term for a small quantity, roughly 1 smidge is = to a poofteenth)

In a kind act of attrition, I will present the missing coins in tomorrows blog post.

Friday, March 25, 2011

146, Alchemy

For quite some time now I have been trying to transmute basic coins into gold. So far all I've been able to do is turn money into beer and a fish curry. Not a real good start some would say.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

145, I smell a Rat

A small amount of poetic licence today as I play with another of my new toys, my Wacom Pen Tablet. I picked it up at auction and it allows me to draw freehand as well as touching up pictures or a combination of both.
In the right hands it is a wonderful tool, in my hands I become a tool. Symbiosis.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

144, Yongala

Today marks 100 years since the sinking of the passenger ship SS Yongala.

In 1911, the luxury passenger vessel SS Yongala disappeared in a cyclone south of Townsville. All one hundred and twenty-two people on board perished in what is considered one of the most tragic incidents in Australian maritime history.  

It was only in 1958 that the wreck of the Yongala was discovered lying in waters south of Townsville, and it has since become renowned as an internationally regarded diving and tourist destination.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

143, Shiny

Been busy little tykes here at the house of madness this past week, bike shows, road trips, thinking bout stuff to buy, buying stuff. We cleaned out part of the dungeon today to make room for inmate Jon's bike and picked up a new 2nd hand tank to put on it. So its only fitting to take a few snaps of it while its still shiny and straight. 34 years old and still original paint, I know I wasn't that smooth at that age.

Monday, March 21, 2011

142, On Target

I received a nice surprise in the mail today, Noah from http://skulladay.blogspot.com/ sent me a 365 badge for entering into a video competition (Day 127) and apart from the warm fuzzy feeling I get from doing this Blog and the twenty odd dollars raised so far from all your clicking on the adverts posted on this site its nice to get something as a reward for all the work done.

If you click on the image to zoom it bigger you'll see how cool it is. I guess if you want a merit badge of your own you'll have to check out the web address as shown in the picture below. So thank you Noah and to all the lookers for looking.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

141, Deuce Coupe

Had a great weekend, Hot Rod and Bike shows, old friends and miles of road. So of course you knew you were getting a cheesy hot rod. OK so a five year old could draw a better picture, but I love 32 deuce coupes and this is as good as it gets when your paint brush is a handful of dollars.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

140, Total Value

If I had a dollar for every kilometer I drove today then we would have enough coins to get us halfway through next year. Thats right, a 400+ km round trip to catch up with some friends and take in a bike show.

The down side is I don't have enough time to dazzle you with artistic stylings, so you are going to get a new instrument in time saving goodness. The How Much Barometer. expect to see this little beauty again in the future ha ha ha.

Friday, March 18, 2011

139, Scantastic

I bought a new toy today, an Epson scanner printer and this is the first (well 2nd actually) image from it and I thought that this will be an excellent choice for todays picture. It seems to have reasonable resolution so we will see what tricks we can get up to using it over the coming months.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

138, Dog's Pound

Here at ADAD, we are if nothing else bi-numismatists. you might say we have a penchant for Pounds, a fondness for francs, a yearning for yen or even a liking of lira. Although nothing dazzles like a dollar.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

137, Portrait in Blue

Just call me the Hydrangea arranger.
Thats it, nothing else.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

136, Ned

Australia's Largest Icon, The Myth of Ned Kelly.

And some of the creations that he has inspired. OK don't write in, I know the time line is a bit wonky, Ned was a time traveler as well.

Monday, March 14, 2011

135, Boomerang

I can't apologize enough for my attempt at an indigenous artwork. A stolen Icon which we call Australian.

Real examples of aboriginal artwork can be found here  http://www.jungaraaboriginalart.com.au/index.php and many other places on the web, I suggest you check some out. Also shown is this small sample I stole from the above web site, it is titled Blue Tongue Lizard Dreaming and was painted by Brad Go-Sam.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

134, Self Portrait

Is there no end to my skills? Videographer Photographer, Biographer, Numeralologer. And now a Self Portraitolergist as well. I call this, Oscar and Kennel. You can call it magnifique. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

132, Footy's Back

Another Aussie Icon, The Sherrin Football. 

And tonite it was kicked to perfection by the Collingwood Football team to record their 2nd Grand Final win in a row. (OK it was the pre-season cup, but we at Collingwood would celebrate the tossing of the coin if we were to win that) 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

131, To coin a phrase

Just another reality check I'm afraid, one hundred and thirty one coins for your delectation. And tomorrow we will unwrap that new roll and see if we may have some new treasures. yahoo.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

130, A Bridge too far

I thought I'd try a couple of Aussie Icons over the next few days, So I will begin with what we affectionately call the coat hanger. Now I know it's in Sydney and I'm a Melbourne boy, but I harbour no bridges.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

129, Bunsickle

Two Iconic um, Icon's. I work for one of them. (Hint, I'm not Russian) 
Similar? I'm not sure, coincidental? again, not sure. In trouble with my bosses? Oh I'm sure.

Monday, March 7, 2011

128, Its a whirly bird Skip.


Live pictures of an emergency Helicopter Landing. Another Days camera's were on the spot to record the drama.

127, A brief history.

If for some reason it wont load, try here. http://vimeo.com/20678019

Not you usual picture tonite, This video was an entry for a competition that Noah, the creator of Skull-a-Day and 365 Make something is running. Up for grabs was one of several Cloth Merit Badges that were made as gift to him from the people at Nerd Merit Badges http://www.nerdmeritbadges.com/ I won one and will post a picture of it on here when it arrives in the mail.

You might notice that there is a frame from this vid on day 124, I was lucky and was able to recover most of the work I had done and this is the result. It is slightly better technically than the first video I made for day 100 but as you can see I aint no video maker.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

126, Another Grand Final

Congratulations to Collingwood FC. Going for the second Grand Final in six month's and hopefully a third by the end of the full season. Love us or hate us, we are Collingwood.

Friday, March 4, 2011

125, Necklace

Like a band of gold or a flashy bit of jewelry, a necklace or bangle you know you'd pay a fortune for it.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

124, Cheated

Yes my fine friends, today you have been cheated. This image is just one frame from an animation I was doing for a 365 project competition but my system crashed, wiped out the lot and now wont open my video programs due to corrupt files. As my good friend DR Smith would say, Oh the pain.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

123, easy as

I'm Still hurting, so I give you cartoon swearing and trust me it's not very nice.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

122, Oh my pain

Short changed on the change again today I'm afraid. My backs still out so its a cheap shot for a second straight day. Tomorrow will be  a peach I promise.