Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Great Scott!

Let me firstly say that I am having a GREAT time. Just in general, you know? I don't want to come off all hippy like saying, I love life and what not, but I am just having a great time at the moment. I am super busy and sometimes I don't like scrubbing floors at my paytherentjob, but all in all I am happy as a little bird with a big chip at the mo. Here's why (you know how i like dot points...)

. have awesome, super cute, loving partner, cooks dinner when i am cranky..
. got not one but 2 shows coming up
. (one of those a solo!!!)
. making some great progress with my work and its development, evertime i think i am finished, it just goes really well, i learn something new and i want to make more, more, more!
. had my pretty picture taken with my bonsai's for an adelaide living magazine for sala week
. entered a coupla comps to win some cold, hard cash (for art purposes naturally)
. got 4 days straight coming up in the hot shop
. today i get to catch up and eat delicious pierogi's with my friend dark cloud blue sky, who i haven't seen in a long time. mmmmm.....
. booked flights and accommodation to go see my old school bestie get married in September
. get to hang out with my weiner sister and watch a trashy know the one, something about surly vampires...

whats not to love?
hope you are havin a great time too.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

blog envy

I am so in awe of other blogs, I feel like the dud. I am mildly addicted to reading Pip at "Meet Me at Mikes" and from her lovely read she has links to like a bazillion more. All of them much more fancier than mine. Thats ok, maybe I'm not a blogger, maybe I'm a reader. Which makes me ask; is anyone out there reading this?.. Maybe you have to approach it like some Jedi mind trick, you have readers if you believe you have readers. Or maybe you have readers when you don't think about readers? Pffft. whatever.

Lets see, what else am I mildly addicted/obsessed with and to?
- masterchef, i just can't help myself
- macaroons, those beautiful bright ones. im going to make design some fancy glass platters to serve them...mmmmm
- talking about buying myself new work clothes (but never doing it)
- melbourne, melbourne, melbourne....sigh.
- thinking about my exhibition...
- trying to be all cool and nonchalant about my birthday being next friday

Oh, and by the way I ate dinner at 5:30 like a senior citizen, whats with that?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cray fish and cannnballs

I have been a busy bee lately. Had a few wins the big one being an Artstart grant from Australia council. Yup, gots me a real lap top now, it's beautiful, thank you for asking. Like a big, white gleeming tooth.
Made some real progress with my exhibition work, been making some great hot worked cacti. Just need to scale them up and have them not fall on the floor and smash when I try to get them in the annealer.. that woould be good.

Check out that hot worked succulent..
neat huh? Had one amazing failure, ran out of my usual plaster for potting them and tried plaster of paris....BIG mistake. Set super quick, couldnt even jam anything in, then cracked the pot! Expanded too much I think was a very impressive failure though....
Anyways, my moms is here to pat my hungover head and make me better x