Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Just like Moloko, things to make and do...

Some things I been a makin....
Red Bonsai for a commission.
Pretty displays for work.
Cute baby blanket with fish on it. My favourite fish. Japanese secret stash fabric fish. Special fabric for a special mamma and her new bub.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Form Collective

Here are some snaps of the show 'Form Collective' that I apart of. One small Room is a fantastic little shop and great supporters of the local artist. They also sell furiture of the Danish variety that is to die for. I have my eye on the arm chairs they have at the moment....

Thursday, August 11, 2011

burning books of fury doused in tears of despair

Stupid, god damn happiness book can kiss my curvy butt goooooood byyyye! Today I felt like tearing it in half (with my bear hands, like the hulk ("hulk smash")) then throw it out the window of preferably a speeding train, hopefully doused in petrol and in a blaze of glory.
Bah. I've never been so sad this week. The week that I start reading the happiness book I start feeling incredibly sad, Co-winkdy dink? I think not! I want my money back! (Probably hard now its in a million pieces of flaming wreckage)
I don't think anyone really wants to hear what I really think about this woman at the moment. It's not very happy....
You know what made me happy today?
Here we go;
- organising a tripple rubbish collection for the shop, garbage and cardboard everywhere I look! (last week I actually hid the garbage in the cardboard so the boss lady would be none the wiser! hahahahaha! now that made me happy, how to hide your garbage from the big boss 101)
- looking at pictures of cats and dreaming of the day i get to have a furry friend of my own, british shorthair please
- playing tetris in the back room with the stock
- pretending that i didnt get lumped with a terrible haircut

and thats about it.
Slim pickings alright

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Snap Happy

So I told you there would be more snaps. I had so much fun installing with Mel. Maybe too much fun? I want to do it again! Bigger!
So on an unrelated topic, I have started reading this book. It's called "the Happiness Project". It's pretty much about this woman who decides she wants to be happier. She's not unhappy, she's not depressed she just realises that life passes pretty quickly and she wants to get as most out of it as possible. She does'nt want to get weighed down by the crap stuff. Sounds a little new agey doesn't it? Its not really its not. I just kind of like what she's getting at. It's kind of like we are so busy and want to cram as much in as possible but at the same time want to eliminate all the stuff that our thoughts seem to accumulate.
She writes herself these funny little commandments and is taking a year to get herself happier. I kind of like it. It is a little preachy in some bits but I like what it's about on the whole. So this morning, in my attempt at my own happiness project, I got up at 5:30am (yes the am) and went to boot camp with a friend of mine. More exercise, more energy, more happy. Thats the plan anyways. I am trying to eliminate the things I don't like, change the things I can change, don't sweat the small stuff, be nicer in general.... now I sound like a sap.
I just figure that with taking on a full time job, on top of my glass practice, there is not a lot of room to be unhappy. I don't want to be. I enjoy being busy but I also want to be better at it. In the book she also talks about doing things just for yourself. Like not always wanting someone to tell you that you are doing a good job, or trying to make others happy then demanding the praise for it. I guess this is how I kind of feel about the exhibition. It was a rainy night and not a lot of people showed. The friends that did I was super grateful. Rather than get upset about it, think about how much time and effort I put into it, support the arts and blah, blah, blah why isn't it enough just for me to be happy that I did it for me? I had an absolute ball doing the install why is that not enough?
So I'm trying to figure out what it is that makes me happy and try and make some changes to get the most out of this busy life.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ikebana; What Lies Beneath

Just a few snippets of what went on last night... massive, huge, real, real, big thanks to Mel and her lovely ladies Rachael and Narelle at Chill Flowers for giving me this fantastic opportunity to do something amazing. I had such a great time with these ladies creating a beautiful window display. Mel put on a lovely opening night and I can't thank her enough for her generosity. If you are down that way (31 North East Road, Collinswood) why don't you drop in and say hi! Let the girls work their magic and whip you up a pretty bunch for your gentleman lover?... or maybe just for you because they are AMAZING!!
More snaps to follow, as I am, uh, how do you say, a photo junkie. Oh and is anyone else up this morning watching rage? HOw good is Freddie Mercury? Man, that is one outstanding moustache. Miss you Freddie x

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Today is the day!! Set up day!
Today I am going to install for the Ikebana show at Chill Flowers, super excited and can't wait to see what the girls come up with in my designs. Gonna be a whole lotta snaps, I promise.

Last night had the opening of a group show that I am in at One Small Room. Apart from a rainy, dreary night there was a pretty good turn out. On the up side there was possibly the biggest bowl of chips I have ever seen in my entire life! I'm talking HUGE! Like maybe a meter in span (well maybe not a meter...but man, that was a lot of chips! Like 7 or eight packs, no wait that makes it sound small, aaagh, stop talking about the chips!!)

On the downside, there was this terrible band of teenagers playing some grunge like feedback like noise, pretty much racket. Not my perfect choice of ambience for an art gig, actually made me hightail it to the Wheaty, but hey at least I got to see that giant bowl of chips.

I really gotta get out of bed.... what with that whole install and everything....