Friday, May 29, 2009

saturday shopping list . stepping out!

1. postmodern embroidered sweater dress . rubypearl
2. hemp fleece field coat . consciousclothing
3. gathered front dress . emilyryan
4. scent of rice . idea2lifestyle

for more inspirational esty saturday shopping lists or to play along, go to fancypicnic.
all images from etsy shops listed :)

look what arrived in the mail

gorgeous little miniature edie arrived in the mail today {blurry pic, sorry but it was a little too dark}. i bought her from ashleyg last weekend ~ just before i put together my saturday shopping list! i thought i should have her after being home all week looking after a little sickie :)

happy friday to you!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

new print . tag

this painting ~ 'orange trees' ~ is finished and i made a print of it, which is now in the shop. i was so excited about finishing it and having a painting on linen that is ready to hang in the shop but noticed after the second coat of varnish that there are a few tiny pieces of fibre?? or something caught in the varnish. they would never be seen from the wall but now that i know they are there i feel that it might be a disappointment to a potential buyer . . . mmmm. how to keep loose filaments?? away from drying paint and varnish??


stephanie has tagged me for this fun game/mini interview . . . here are my answers!

What is your current obsession?
kitchen chairs

What are you wearing today?
jeans, top, hoodie and red birkenstocks

What's for dinner?
veggie soup from last night

What would you eat for your last meal?
seafood linguine {from a place in palm cove, far north queensland}, salad and red wine, chocolate gelati

What's the last thing you bought?
a beanie

What are you listening to right now?
the sound of my computer humming and the rain oustide

What is your favorite ice-cream flavour?

What do you think of the person who tagged you?
Stephanie is a sweet person who i'd love to have a coffee with, and a very talented artist. i love her lamps too :)

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
not sure ~ but i'd love a mix of city with a strong arts + food culture, and a beautiful beach!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
either paris or new york or the swiss alps!

Which language do you want to learn?

What's your favorite quote (for now)?
i'm hopless at remembering quotes, but an old favourite is from 'the hours' when virginia woolf says to her husband, something like this: 'leonard, one can not live life by avoiding life completely'

What is your favorite colour?
very light aqua

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
a super bright pink/orange singlet for layering under tops~ i like the small strip of colour.

What is your dream job?
successful artist :)

What's your favourite magazine?
marie clare maison/dwell

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?

Do you admire any one's style?
a friend who combines clothing in an unlikely way. she usually wears something simple with something very detailed or busy ~ and she always looks right and comfortable

Describe your personal style?
particular, simple, comfortable

What are you going to do after this?

i might watch a little tv

What are your favourite movies?
napoleon dynamite, the royal tenenbaums, the darjeeling limited {am an owen wilson/wes anderson fan}, donnie darko

What's your favourite fruit?

What inspires you?

coffee, magazines, seeing art online and in galleries

Your favorite book ?

middle age by joyce carol oates

Do you collect something ?
joyce carol oates books!

Are you a home body or do you prefer to be out?
if i'm not working, i prefer be out

The rules :
1. Respond and rework; answer the question on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add more one question of your own.
2. Tag eight other people.

i tag aris, trace, janelle, cate, girlferment, kaitlyn, gretchen, christine . . . play along if you like :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

my creative space

i was really wondering this morning how creative my space would get today ~ i've had to give up coffee, alcohol, chilli and anything acidic for at least 10 days due to a very tedious stomach condition which causes shocking reflux! and oh, how it hurts to stop the coffee after having 2-3 a day as i pleased. the other stuff i can live without, although i realise they make life fun!
it's day 3 and i'm still struggling without the coffee. have been drinking tea but am not such a fan and it just doesn't do what coffee can do {for me anyway, i know so many of you love tea!} . . . whinge, whinge {am just so glad i am not an actual drug addict!}
it took me way longer than usual to get started.
these are part of a series which includes a print i made for the 'feed your soul' project. the lovely jen from indiefixx invited me to contribute a print which will go up in june ~ you can download it for free then {i'll post them all when they are finished}.

to see more creative spaces or show yours, visit kirsty at kootoyoo :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

not paper interview

i did a short interview with aprile on notpaper about my collage work. if you love to read about collage artists and techniques you should have fun reading this blog - it's a treasure discovered {<-- sorry, maybe i need a second coffee thismorning}. thanks aprile :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

my creative space

my space today is the back of the house and outside. i have my little one home today recovering from 3 days and nights of fevers. we are a little jaded! i need to be at the back of the house {loungeroom onwards} while he's asleep as my usual up and down the hallway to get water/coffee/food/sponges/u name it/ when i'm working at home alone would definitely wake him up. so, i'm still working today, but it's baby steps . . .

this painting is finished and at the varnishing stage. there's just a bit of paint that went over the edges that need to be sanded off. i mainly want the black to come off, i actually don't mind a little of the other colours showing as they are tiny reminders of the layers of colour that went into the painting. how 'finished' do you think painting edges should look??

in shoe news: these super sturdy comfy red birkenstock clogs are the shoes i ended up buying! i did see some beautiful campers that i would love to have bought but chose these instead as campers may only last me a couple of months - i seem to wear shoes out at an incredible rate {even birkenstocks}. these ones already look a year old and they were new on mothers day . . .

to see more creative spaces, visit kirsty at kootoyoo :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

with this weather, it's hard not to be influenced by all the crafty crocheting bloggers who are making beautiful grannies!! i succumbed and made a couple - and i'm not trying to intimidate anyone with my colour choices, i'm totally predictable i know! they are pretty klunky as the white wool is about 12+ ply and the middle colours are either 8 or 10 ply, never mind . . .

hope your week is off to a good start :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

friday . work in progress

this is today's effort in its stages {unfinished}. i may have been influenced by the grey day outside using the muted blue/green/grey. i'm not a fan of the actual grey day, moodwise, but i do love how it makes the all the other colours in the world pop out.
this one is on stretched linen. i'm now a convert to linen! i've only painted on canvas before and i really love the texture and feel of this linen compared.

do you have anything fun planned for the end of week??

creative space . fake light

today melbourne showed us winter and with the cold came the dark indoor spaces. i worked with fake light, which u can see in this picture of the view out the window above my desk. i always feel conspicous working with the light on and the blinds up as i know how easy it is for people to see in under these conditions!
thanks to photoshop's 'image~adjustments~shadows/highlights' feature my photos came out ok. i use this function quite a lot.

hope your wed/thursday has been a creative one. to see more creative spaces go to kootoyoo :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

lou lou & oscar . etsy joy

i came home from yoga tonight to find this etsy joy post on Lou Lou & Oscar featuring one of my prints, {thanks Lisa}. there are lots of great finds in this post. go see! also Lisa has updated her shop too.
am so glad to be finally getting back into yoga, it really makes things so much clearer mentally and easier physically . . . a good midweek outlet! yay!

Monday, May 11, 2009

designmilk . tuesday

there is something very exciting and encouraging about reading through my google reader and discovering this designmilk feature on a tuesday morning. the first half of the week is ususally very domestic for me {you may see little pointers to this in these photos}, so this is a great surprise. {thanks to jaime}!
hope your week is starting up :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

saturday shopping list . softies

1. little tiny black bunny . makeitawsome
2. miss black dahlia . ingie
3. dream girl plush . edward and lilly
4. fish boy - the seal . loulouandoscar

for more inspirational shopping lists head to fancypicnic.

thanks to jenna for including my work + blog in this post :)

happy mothers day weekend :)

friday . work!

another friday happily lost to painting, listening to music, drinking coffee and generally re-balancing my tired brain {i seem to get stressed so much more easily if i don't get enough time to paint}! what more could i want from a friday?
this is one that i started the other day and i think it is finished.
lately i've been listing pieces like these as prints rather than as original pieces {in the shop}, which i hope is not like releasing a movie straight to dvd! what do you think about having work available as originals vs prints and the option of both available simultaneously??

i hope your friday has been great :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

my creative space

my creative space today was like living in a day time disco. the sun switched on, the sun switched off – it was slightly dark, it was over exposed! interesting side effects of having natural light shining on my desk. am not complaining, as i love to look out occasionally.
i've started work on some new drawings - i have a little deadline looming! more on this later. i have quite a few on the go or just started {a good feeling}.
as you can see, the coffees are helping and going down too well. am having 3 a day now, ooops! it's so hard not to when the machine calls me from the kitchen.

hope you've had a creative/good day. to see more creative spaces/play along go visit kirsty at kootoyoo :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

artists who blog

i've done an interview with Stephie Levy on her artists who blog blog, which is very exciting {thanks Stephanie}! if you don't already follow this blog, go have a look as there are some amazing artists interviewed in this series. Stephanie makes very gorgeous work - here is her shop.
also, on may 9 artists who blog is turning 1 and there will be an interview posted each day this week to celebrate!

i missed my saturday shopping this week, if i get time i'll make a midweek post . . .

the weekend went really well – the look of surprise on dad's face when he saw us there was worth all the sweaty palm stress/fear of flying to get there! {i tried really hard to calm my mind and 'relax' on the take off + landing but i noticed that even tho i felt ok, my palms reminded me that actually i hate flying}. it was fun to meet all dad's work mates too. this is the view from the surf life saving club. the bottom pic is a combi fest on the highway heading to byron - i couldn't resist a pic from the back seat.

hope you are having a peaceful sunday nite/monday morning :)


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