Tuesday, June 18, 2013

new blog!



hi all! i've started a new blog! gradually becoming myself in the new/old name :)
i wrote a short post about the ace camp over there ~ come visit!!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

press!




it's been a big and exciting week! thanks to grace for the design*sponge feature, michelle and chelsea for the pattern observer feature and etsy for the inclusion in the etsy australia/new zealand newsletter. i also won a pair of ok-ok tights! and just 4 more sleeps :)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Leif shop!

i'm super excited about having my new work in this gorgeous shop! so many great things there ~ go see!
have a great week :)



Sunday, May 5, 2013

may!

already!
it's going to be an exciting month {2 wks and 2 days til the trip!}.
happy may :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

new work, new shop . . .


hello!

i've opened a new shop! with my new work.

it seemed like a good idea given that so much has changed already, including my name. it's a big process to change names everywhere online so i'll take it one step at a time.

feels so good to have started and to have a place for the new work. it didn't seem to 'fit' in my etsy shop!

thanks for all the comments on the last good news post.
enjoy the rest of your week :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

official pozible thank you page

infinite thanks to you!
 
Lamina Godman, Katrina MacDonald, Carolyn Tate, Jodi Wiley, Jill Brooke, Christina Lowry, Barbara Kroiss, Kelly Greenop, Teegs Rose, Umbrella Prints, Kelly Roche, Janine Vangool, Donaville Herrick, Vickie Simons, Lois Sturgeon, Michelle Francis, Meredith Lee Dolan, Kate Ryan, Justine Maunsell, Frances Atkinson, Kylie Hunt, Anna Bartlett, Judit Wild, Rachel Bucknall, Paras Christou, Kelly Zarb, Jess, Susie Stubbs, Anastasia Egórova, Anna Denise, Genevieve Williamson, Kristen Donegan, Amy Rowan, Kristina Sostarko, Annemiek Hamelink, Sarah Broadbent, Tiel Seivl-Keevers, Amy Ng, Barbara Böttcher, Erin Tsubono, Myfanwy Jones, Katie Bridges, Susannah Tucker, Janelle Lile, Paige Ray, Foong Ling Kong, Anne-marie Skegg, Francesca Iannaccone, Susie Cornish, Carmel Killin, Jo Everett, Ellie Beck, Michelle Ward, helicopter6, Troy Dee Bryant, Rachel Horne, Lea Murray Ingram, Helena Tay, Catherine Demack, Sacha Petersen, Liza Grande, Phoebe Miller, Minna Soininen, Renee Dow, Christine Tammer, Vanessa De Lacy, Amanda Kelly, Jo Klima, Margaret van Kleef, Sue Bennett, Tiffany Bryant, Tracy Jager {+ anonymous lovelies}.

xxx

Saturday, April 6, 2013

celebrating!






this week:
turning 42 a couple of days ago, making the pozible target a couple of days ago {with just 24 hrs left ~ massive thanks to 85 people and everyone who helped spread the word!} and this feature on apartment therapy!

all so exciting!

i have a week off after a week of school holiday single parenting to paint and celebrate. it might take me a couple of days to wind down and clear my brain . . .

xx


Monday, April 1, 2013

april!





have been loving making this calendar with my little guy!
this is his favourite so far. there is one that he really doesn't like ~ i asked him to put it aside for a month to see if his opinion changed. nope, apparently it's just no good.
am going to keep it to making one or 2 months at a time so that i can see how the work changes.

happy april!

ps. 92%!! too exciting!





Sunday, March 24, 2013

new work!



i've been painting!
last week was the first week this year with a clear view! the huge list of to-dos was there, as always, but there were actually no appointments or public holidays or days off in the middle of the week for my little one!
i can see how it'll be good to have this as an ongoing thing after the next school holidays coming up at the end of the week. . .

the top one is finished and the second two are very close to finished. the middle one ~ just a tweak. the bottom one ~ i'm going to sit with it for a bit.

also, just 2 weeks left for the pozible project! yah!
thanks to everyone who has helped with spreading the word and supporting.

Monday, March 18, 2013

lucky!





i was a lucky winner of this barbara bee print!
it's a print of a collage from barabara's 365 ways of memories project. they kids and i chose this as our favourite!
i love the original too, thanks barbara :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

exciting!



wow, nice to be included in this list of great blogs!
thank you mystery {lovely} person who nominated mine :)
i do think the list is missing lots of very cool bloggers ~ you are all over there {needs updating!}--->
xx


Friday, March 8, 2013

bread!


it has been in the high 30s for about a week but i'm so hooked on this great bread recipe that i'm baking anyway!

have posted the recipe on facebook and instagram and thought i'd share it here too.

i've never been much of a cook but i have been making changes with what i'm eating as a way of looking after myself and doing the best i can health wise and have noticed good results. it's been worth the effort and doesn't bother me to be not eating sugar, dairy, gluten, soy ~ there are a handful of foods that clash with my medication too, making them ineffective 8{ . . .  anyway, it all seems much closer to my natural food preferences {i was brought up in a slightly hippy place/era!} so it suits me ok!

if you are interested: to avoid the small amount of gluten, i found swapping the oats with half quinoa flakes and half millet flakes with the same amount of water worked well. somehow the millet seems to make it crunchier and a better texture. also swapped the linseed for sesame and pepitas {linseed = estrogen issues!}. i made a version with just sesame and chopped dates too ~ yum! and easy!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

progress!



i think this one is finished! have to stop myself from going too far with it, especially when it's 10 x 8 inches! this kind of work sometimes begs to be made bigger. . .  it's one of the paintings i was working on in the pozible video.
the pozible project is doing so well, thanks to all the lovely people who have supported and helped with spreading the word. it's all really great :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

budpnq

 


this is my beautiful new necklace from katie / budpnq. the one i wore for photos for my pozible video ~ it helped my confidence immensely! funny how that works.
katie also featured one of my prints in a necklace listing in her shop, and mentioned my pozible project in the listing to help get the word out! thanks katie :)

it reached 39% on day 5 btw!!! thanks to all xx

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

the big exciting news!



the big news i've been keeping stored up is that i'm going to the camilla engman ace camp in may!
i mentioned wanting desperately to go in this post from march, 2011!
i think it's time!!

to make it happen, i've put together a pozible campaign. it was a totally nerve~wracking and all~consuming but really positive process. i did try to do a video version of me talking for the start . . . but gosh that scares me!! photos are not so much my thing either, but, i'm hoping it'll all be worth it.

i had a lot of help from teegs {who was very generous with her time, thanks teegs} and a friend {thanks kate} with putting the text together, including a new bio/artist statement. phew!

anyway, now for the edge of the seat process of seeing what happens . . .

i'd so love it if you would help me spread the word :)

check it out! {eeek! or maybe not so bad as you know all about my year last year, fingers crossed!}
xx

Friday, February 8, 2013

calendar

video




i decided this year to make our own calendar. i did look for one in the shops of my favourite artists and found many i'd love to hang but none of them had quite enough space for writing stuff in.

it was such a fun project to make ~ i really love collaborating with the kids. i let them take the lead, no prompting and we quickly get into a quiet, focused space. the little one works fast! like his ideas have a deadline. although we were both wanting to make the whole year in one go, i thought i'd try to keep it as a monthly habit, mainly as a reminder to actually stop with the busy life things and sit and do more work with them. i'm going to want to keep it forever too!

am also learning how to use imovie to make a video for my big project, which i really hope to be finishing soon :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

getting serious!





hello after what seems to be already more than a month!
the year has started off in an anxious way for my little one and me ~ starting school has been a big move, especially as it is a new school.
as is typical of me, i've jumped in head first the second it looked like the 'work' year has started {it has but the build up of actual available time has been very slow!}. i know it's silly to push so hard but it feels like it's well over due and all a bit urgent.
i have a big {and slightly scary} project i'm trying to put together for something super exciting ~ you might know what i'm referring to ~ which needs a post of it's own! it has involved working on my bio and artist statement . . .
have also 'started' this course to help get back into fabric design/pattern making. 
have started mucking around with some jewelry making, which has been fun but also distracting.
and . . . the best part, i have started painting and have been finding it relaxing, soothing and freeing! nothing like needing to get other areas of work happening {especially if it involves writing} to push me into painting!

i seem to be spending most of my online time on instagram and facebook lately! have never been a fan of facebook, and still don't get how to manage the personal and business page via instagram, but find the speed of posting to these places easy. be nice to see you there :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

happy new year!


it's here!
happy new year!
so glad. i don't feel like i need to make any resolutions ~ just want to enjoy the fresh, the peace, the new strength, the new direction and the old intuition.
did you have fun celebrating?



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