Monday, 27 October 2008
Sunday, 26 October 2008
PS. The Sunset
Today the sunset roared within my heart
A lion on the horizon,
Its mane sparking beauty through the darkest hours
of a long lost dust storm.
And I stopped to thank the sunset
Its peace, a moment in time
The vast beauty in abundance
Singing softly to my soul.
First off my bestie Courtney asked me to make her a Halloween outfit similar to some costumes that I made for a theatre production. I had a fabulous time recreating a skirt and 18th century choker to match.
18th century inspired choker complete with vintage button engraved with initials
I've also create my first piece of mixed media artwork which can now be purchased in my little shop. I had an idea during the week about creating a piece of art the mixed my favourite worlds of art and literature and so I created 'Les Girls'.
I wanted it to feel as if the book was found in the depths of an early 20th century haberdashery shop.
Thursday, 23 October 2008
And these gorgeous little earrings Tara picked out. I had them on the moment I unwrapped them!
Sunday, 19 October 2008
I really wanted my love for all things vintage to shine though all my pieces. My addiction to collecting notes and old postcards has also helped to shape the direction of my work as well as an eternal love (which I inherited from my grandmother) for handbags.
My first design in a faithful tote bag, because you can never have too many! I wanted to keep the design really simple and embellish each with its own little work of art.
Detail on the pocket with vintage lace, measuring tape and mother of pearl button
Well I'm off to watch the ARIAS. Have a wonderful week full of laughter and spring sunshine. I will leave you with a photo I took at 7am on Friday morning. I was laying in bed and saw this beautiful view out the window and just had to capture it.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
The first piece is an early Christmas present from by lovely hubby. I have been looking for a set of old library file-card drawers ever since I saw one on Oh Joy (an amazing site, check it out) and fell in love! I thought my love for books needed to be complimented by this adorable cabinet. So today at Rose Harvest I could not believe it when I found this under an old desk. I just love it to pieces and it will be fabulous storage for my little studio.
Can't wait to fill it with it with all my bits and pieces.
The reason I went to Rose Harvest in the first place was to find some old post cards for my collages, you can see I have a bit of a soft spot for old paper and ephemera. I was lucky enough to find a few amazing old post cards and a fabulous photo, one that dates back to 1909.
While I was deep in creation last night I searched through a suitcase of bits and pieces I received for my grandmother's friend and I discovered some fabulous little delights. I was in search of the perfect button for my tote and I don't think I will ever be short choice with the collection I inherited.
The last purchase I have to show you before I go back into my studio to work on my collage is a gorgeous little top I bought yesterday afternoon from Pink Peppa. I just had to have it!
Saturday, 4 October 2008
Our roses are also back in full force. I just love the morning dew still on the rose petal.
Our amazing tulips that appeared out of no where continue to flower. Very special!
Another mysterious and fabulous surprise were these Irises that have these stunning lavender flowers.
And at last our strawberry plants are are flowering and will soon have some yummy strawberries on them!
A close up of my new wallet and fab new book The Scandal of the Season by Sophie Gee
This beautiful address book and book mark were lovely gifts from Tara for doing her wedding photos. So sweet. I'm tempted to use the book mark in my hair.
I've been playing around with some sketches today for a little project all about Tea.
Little Birds and Parasols
Brisbane: 21/9/08- 25/9/08
We travelled on Ben's birthday which meant the moment we got off the plane we were in party mode.
Ben and our nephew Delcan celebrating
Declan being cute in his pirate bib!
The Glass Bar @ the Judith Wright Centre was a fab place of afternoon drinks
It was so lovely to be in the Cairns sunshine, although I grew up there I had not been sight seeing in years. We had a fabulous time being all touristy. We also had an amazing time at Tara and Caleb's wedding. My sister and I did the wedding photography and although it was a little stressful it was an absolutely amazing day! Here are our Cairns adventures..
With the lovely couple
Later in the evening on the dance floor!
My new friend Kristy and I in our matching dresses!
Beautiful view from Rex Lookout on the way to Port Douglas
Some beautiful rainforest
A little rainforest fungi, I can just imagine fairies dancing around this in the moonlight.
At the Barron Falls
My little sister Ella and I at the Falls