Fifty Nine Sunglasses (Soon For Sale)

Sunglasses Assortment 05Early this year I took possession of a crate load of sunglasses.

At the time I figured I would clean them and find them all mangled and wrecked. The owner thought they already were.

Over the weekend I finally got the dirty work completed – washing and drying each one individually … and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. They may be a few out of vogue, but they are in excellent condition!

I now have FIFTY NINE 1980’s sunglasses, some of which I am calling a ‘colorful series‘, a few ‘post-modern’, and some very ‘funky‘ designs also in the collection.

But what am I going to do with them? Yep, they are going onto my eBay. But not before an amusing video is produced.

Sunglasses Assortment (Monochrome) 02

Sunglasses Assortment (Square) 01

Sunglasses Assortment (Monochrome) 01

Sunglasses Assortment 01

Sunglasses Assortment 03

Sunglasses Assortment 04

See any that appeal to your fashion, or you want to be a trend-setter?
** Ten dollars each. ** Five dollars each, plus five dollars each in P&H.
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4 Easy Steps to Wire a Frame

My SALA 2010 Promo Advert
Framed and Well Hung
My #SALA Stall - Front of House Panorama

It seems like so long ago, yet I vividly remember presenting a whole bunch of my framed photographs for SALA (South Australia Living Artist) festival in 2010 and 2016.

More about this and my photo choices.

To ensure my artwork presented as best as possible, I purchased twenty 400mm x 500mm frames from Adelaide Photographic Wholesalers, plus had Atkins printed 20 of my favorite photographs. All up, about $1600.

But I had one slight problem with the frames: String on the reverse of the frames. As a consequence, it was all visible. See the photos for example.

Because of this I wanted to learn how to wire frames properly – and create a video showing how I learnt.

After much googling and youtubing, I discovered a few techniques. Then I did it myself. The video demonstrates it, mostly. I’ve only wired a few of my frames thus far, so for the next few frames I will re-video and ensure my fingers and hands are not covering the subject.

Now that my frames photographs will soon be displayed in the Kangaroo Island Gallery, I happily wired them – making them both stable and salable!

How I Wash Windows

Part 1A: Who How Who is Mow&Wash ?

  1. Watch the video,
  2. Read the transcript below video,
  3. Employ Stephen to wash windows.

Part 1B : Many of you would know me as Stephen Mitchell from Mow&Wash (also known as “Mitchell’s Window Washing”).

Previously I also did lawn mowing, gardening and related activities. I don’t do them so much anymore, other than for the few legacy clients that I have.

Now you’ll find me in Kingscote and Brownlow and maybe a few other locations around Kangaroo Island, washing windows, cleaning sills and frames, other related activities.

Part 2: Cleaning Windows

When you’re getting you windows washed, you’ve got one of two options:

  • The easy option is to go for the cheapest bidder. (That’s the (bad-)easy option)
  • The better option is to choose the guy that doesn’t waste your water, cleans his job, cleans the fly-screens, puts in some passion, and really enjoys his work. That’s the (good-)easier, better and much preferred option.

So what are you going to do today? Are you going to pick a guy (or girl) whose just doing it because it’s an easy dollar? Or are you going to choose somebody who actually puts in the effort to clean your windows, and to make sure ALL your windows, fly-screens, your sills, doorstep, jambs, EVERYTHING is as clean as can be – using the appropriate method? What is going to be your choice?

Unfortunately you can’t see (my face in the video), and that’s OK. At least you are seeing the work, effort, and persistence that I put in to ensure that your windows are clean. Your fly-screens are clean, and everything is clean. Doors, the lot/locks, all clean, inside and out.

Thank you for listening.

Part 3: Cleaned Windows

I just cleaned this window, inside and out, from corner to corner, and I am going to do more. So that’s that.

So now you need to watch out for me doing more window washing of more windows around this villa. Yes, I am at Villas on the Bay, 5-star accommodation for anyone coming to stay on Kangaroo Island.

I will show you more of my window-washing in a second…

Part 4: Extra Job

See these windows (at 1 Dauncey Street, Kingscote) … Cleaning them for free, for nothing, because they are pretty disgusting as you can see, and I am going to take a bit of effort to make them shine again!

So yeah, I’ve gotten started, the (door-) windows are done. It’s not perfect, I know that. But it’s clean. As you can see I have done the first window (of many small panes). Again, it’s not perfect, but compared with what it was – it’s cleaner. Yes, I have not done these ones (along the top row), about to do them.

Yep, so I finally finished cleaning the windows of the old photography store, the old ‘TheIslander (Newspaper)’ it used to be at some point. Yep, so all the windows are done … for free. I didn’t have to do it, I chose to because, just for aesthetics, and to give a better look to the city* of Kingscote.


Part 6: Hey Walter!
  • Ok, it’s not a city. At the 2011 census, Kingscote had a population of 1,763. I live in a Village.

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