Monday, May 30, 2011

bags of attitude

Here are some of my new bags.  They have PVC inners (made of recycled printed banners).

I want to push personality, attitude and some humour in these bags - look out for the kiwiana 'choiceland' bags and some  'onya' aussie versions.

I am using worn shells I have picked up in NewZealand and Australia.

coming soon to etsy...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

a trip to Cairns

So I managed to escape the cold wet Sydney May weather for a little sojourn in Cairns - a tropical paradise in Australia.

A beachcombing session near Ellis beach on the way to Port Douglas turned up a multitude of these brown seed pods.  They remind me of Rudraksha seeds - those seeds made into Bhuddist rosaries.

If anyone knows what they are I'd love to know.  In the meantime they have had holes drilled through and are currently strung on the kitchen wall.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

little pictures

I haven't forgotten about smaller works.
In fact, these are very special.  The last of the summer flowers and the earliest winter ones....
These are 19cm x 24cm, and 16cm x 23.5cm.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Arthouse Hotel show: Opening tonight: 11 May

I hung the show on Sunday night.  It looks good.

Opening night tonight - wish me luck.

Details: 7 - 9pm: The Dome restaurant and bar at the Arthouse Hotel, 275 Pitt St, Sydney 2000.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Feather brooches

As part of Maria's clothing launch  I made some jewellery and accessories for Saturday.  Above are some feather brooches I made as accents to the clothing.  They are a little Mae West and a little bit ponyclub...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Introducing Maria Masi-Edwards

My talented chum Maria Masi-Edwards, launched her range of women's clothing: Avian, yesterday.

We had a fabulous afternoon tea put together by one of Maria's wonderful friends: Casey who is a true food designer and choreographer (if that's possible).  My cupcakes and sausage rolls were in attendance.

Anyway, we all had a lovely time, myself especially, and a fun afternoon.

Well done Maria!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Goodbye dear heart, the last goodbye

I finished my final work for a while.  

This picture contains an antique letter, the envelope (addressed to St Louis), and a photograph of the sender.  When I read the letter, the sentiment and elegant writing was so lovely that I felt it apt to include all to complete the story.

The other two things I found out during my research were:
1) Magnolia Grandiflora are grown widely throughout the southern states of the US.  They flower in April - later the further north you go. 
2) The magnolia flower has been associated with beauty and perseverance, as well as dignity and nobility. 

I'd like to think this picture is full of beauty - took a bit of perseverence to finish it - does that count?
Have a lovely week all.

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