Tuesday, March 25, 2008

one night in munich

the view from our window

my first visit to munich was all about a beautiful city, its galleries and irresistible food markets. this time it ws all about oktoberfest.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


this is a sharing post as opposed to a showing post because although i have been working on easter creations they're not ready to post about yet.

so, i'd like to share the following:

- this review about the Pricked: Extreme Embroidery exhibition in New York also featured on the Craft blog

- this detail of a fountain in Vienna which reminds me of the way my sisters and i used to fight when we were kids

- Sophie Calle who had the best work by far at the Venice Biennale. I first experienced her work in 2000 in a gallery in Munich and have never forgotten it. Not only is she a brilliant photographer but i love the voyeuristic feeling of experiencing one of her bodies of work. I have 3 of her published works which i'll post about some other time.

Friday, March 14, 2008


I've been tagged by Vi who has the sweetest blog. So the rules of being tagged are:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share seven facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

so my 7 facts:

1. My friend and I went to Girl Guides when we were kids but because it was a little uncool at the time we referred to it as 'swimming club' in front of our other friends.

2. During the day I work for a contemporary visual arts magazine.

3. I'm a vegetarian although I do eat fish. Sometimes people get offended if I say I'm a vegetarian but I eat fish so instead I say I don't eat red meat or chicken, of course when I say it that way the response I get is "Oh, you're a vegetarian".

4. I have a wonderful partner who I've been with for 8 years next month :)

5. I grew up on the Gold Coast.

6. I have 2 sisters.

7. I bought a hoola hoop last summer and still love it.

I think tagging 7 people is a little much but here are a few picked randomly from the ridiculous amount of blogs I read:

one girl
feeling stitchy
octavine illustration

Monday, March 10, 2008

Friday, March 7, 2008

if there were 9 days in a week

in case you were wondering why little posts pop up randomly of cities in europe it's because those are the days when i have nothing exciting to blog about and so i share my photos from the trip we took few months ago. actually, we prefer to refer to it as an epic rather than a trip. fortunately today i have a few things to blab about.

like how easy it was to make this wrap skirt from craft 6. this is the first item of clothing i've ever made and i have to say it was fool proof, seriously my nieces could do it.

i thought it might turn out a little unco, lopsided or bulky in some parts but it's perfect. and it feels so nice on. yep, even though it's a gift for C i just had to try it on.

now i just need an eighth day in the week to make one for me.

in other people's news i now have 72 feeds on my bloglines. craaazy!! but i feel like i can't cull any because what if one day someone writes about something so amazing that it inspires something within me. if i could take my computer to bed to read i would. can anyone else relate to this?

it also occurred to me this week that all i seem to make lately are gifts for upcoming birthdays, easter, whatever and i need to focus my energy on what i really love, what is distinctive, what will eventually set me apart. the only problem is the thing i love is probably the most time consuming creative thing i do. where's that ninth day?

i'm also considering getting a gocco printing machine thingy (yeah, clearly i don't know enough to jump in and buy one yet so if anyone has any tips on this one let me know). i just feel it would make life a little easier for some projects, like cards, and give me a bit of instant creative satisfaction. think i'll sleep on it for a week then decide, maybe even do a little research.

finally this arrived from here. i love the simplicity of it. what a great concept.

ooh, also i'm going to the queensland ballet production of a midsummer night's dream tonight, yay!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

blue dog

someone got a little excited last night when he stumbled across this basinet

yes, blue dog, it's all yours so go ahead

sure does look cozy

yes, you can stay there till the party, you're gonna need all the sleep you can get!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

details from berlin

architectural details;

focussed-looking ladies;

the beautiful sound of this;

the eerie silence of this;

a vine that grows randomly on the side of buildings;

this shade of green;

the connotations behind this sign;

the sun shining through this shade of green; and

glimpses of worlds once divided.

(are you wondering where the street art is? stay tuned, it's coming).