Monday, August 29, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sketchbook

I haven't been keeping up so well with the sketchbook challenge but here's a couple of doodles from my book completed whilst watching telly. I doodle all the time (sounds like a song title!) - on the phone, in meetings.......I have a folder at work where I keep all the meeting minutes and over the course of a year the cover gets filled up with doodle. some of my work mates are intrigued - I think!
on another note i've been doing an ecourse with kelly rae roberts on growing your creative business. I think we're all just about on information overload - its jam packed with lots of advice and information. into week 2 now and so much to think about.



Sunday, August 14, 2011

exhibition moments

the exhibition happened today. it was held in an old house near our place with a small crowd of friends and neigbours. there was lots of interest about my sons work and where his ideas came from and what he has to do now to finish everything off ready to submit.......in two week's time.....eeek! the morning was beautiful as we sipped our coke from wine glasses....remember that his work is base around a certain drink found all over the world?! thanks to everyone who came and encouraged him today.



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

we had fun

my son is currently doing his HSC and one of his subjects is visual art. he's very interested in street art - banksy, shepard faiery.....- so his works are based on this interest and the impact of big companies in third world countries....one in particular that makes a certain drink marketed all over the world. last sunday we took his art to the streets.....well the streets of our litlle part of the world. we photographed them in various places and I think they look great. next step......a small intimate exhibition in an interesting building in our street.....i'll keep you posted! here's some photos from sunday.



Saturday, August 6, 2011

weekend moments

some lovely finds today out garage saling and op shopping. this little square stool is now at home with it's big sister (which I found many moons ago) on the verandah - gorgeous!
and a lovely old book which might get rebound into a sketchbook (love the title), a not negotiable stamp and ink pad, an old dictionary well loved by a former crossword puzzler (lots of little notes inside), and a cribbage board complete with trimmed down matchsticks tucked into the end of the board. do you know how to play cribbage? i've always been curious.......
there was more.......but I think i'll keep them for another day. hope your weekend is great.



Thursday, August 4, 2011

Working it out

You may have noticed that the last photo here is BIG!  I think I have posting from the xoom sorted......just needed to play with some settings!!! dah! so if you'll forgive me i'm going to re post a couple of photos from previously to see how they look....



Monday, August 1, 2011

new shop

some exciting news........I have a new shop.....ta da! it's on madeit.com.au hopefully there's now a banner on the side bar here -> to take you to it. if you have time to look I'd appreciate any comments you have. these flower brooches are just the beginning of things I will sell. the top and bottom ones are OOAK nuno felted silk and wool flowers....and each one is different even though they might start out with the same fabric.
this one above is my very affordable funky layered flower brooch. these go like hot cakes when I do local markets. you can use them to brighten up a jacket, bag, scarf, headband......now the xoom idea was maybe not such a great one for the blog. the photos from the last post are pretty ordinary to say the least.................back to the drawing board.