Thursday, June 28, 2012

Circle


 A family of four plus a family of three equals .... a circle of friends maybe?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Congratulations to

to Australian photographer Carla Coulson for her cover and feature story in ProPhoto.
If you are not familar with Carla's work you should be, a moment with any one of her books - Italian Joy, Paris Tango, Chasing the Dream, amongst others - will have you booking a ticket for Paris/Italy immediately. (A must for you Nikki, I will give you my copies Saturday x) For a daily dose of her fabulous photos and  inspiring words you should link onto her website Carla Coulson.
And to those in Brisbane yes that fabulous cover shot is Shay Stafford at the Lido de Paris (John's sister) x

If I was to get a tattoo

this would be it ..

Torquato Tasso (Italian poet, Sorrento - Naples 1544 - Rome 1595) written on the staircase of a house of Polignano, “Perduto è tutto il tempo che in amor non si spende”. “Lost is all the time that you don’t spend in love”

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Family of Four



'Family of Four' - 925 Sterling Silver
Hammered Band and Sterling Silver Balls



Monday, June 25, 2012

Yeah also for ....



A fabulous dinner with two wonderful friends who love their red wine xxxx

A Great Weekend

 Not being much of a bead person in the past, I am loving these glass seed beads still. The colours are so strong and pure and sit beautifully with silver. A productive weekend and hope to have these ready by next week.


 A great weekend for another reason as well, Joe and his best mate entered their first try-athlon. No places are recorded and the start is staggered so  you don't know where you came, which was perfect for them. All they need to do is their the best to try to finish, which they did and they both loved it.


Congratulations Joe and Luca. xxx

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Jobs Done


I had Ed home today on the tail end of a throat infection, he was on the up so was happy to wander around the yard chatting to himself for a couple of hours. It was a beautiful winter's day again, and I managed to feed the plants, harvest enough asian greens for dinner from the soon to expand vege patch, and even print up some pillow inserts for my little packaging boxes for my order Friday.
Two more days to school holidays, can't wait! Fingers crossed for two weeks of days like today. x

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Melissa Lujan


I orginally bought this painting to hang in Eddie's room, however changed my mind when I got home and snaffled if for myself. It is by an local Brisbane artist Melissa Lujan however try as I might I cannot find any information about her. Any ideas? I am also thinking of wall papering this wall, should I keep the painting where it is regardless or move it - though I think I would miss it - it is the perfect shade of blue, blue and blue for the room.

Monday, June 18, 2012

BIA - early pieces






These are some  preliminary pieces exploring diffferent ways of hanging jewellery and varied materials. They are simple submissions at the BIA this coming weekend. Thoughts





Arghhh, need to get the photography sorted, apart from that this is the ring line I am currently working on - formed sterling silver with glass beads  - my first deviation into beads, these are such beautiful colours I love the way they work with the silver.

Friday, June 15, 2012

A little pre-emptive but here we go..


This is part of a little production run I am doing  for a local shop Urban Dweller at Samford. They are simple, handcrafted and my first invoice. I am currently working on a couple of more artisan lines in addition to two very different production lines, however say hello to the first offering from

 mint and lime


Please excuse the photography it was a very quick snapshot on my phone, I have to set up proper background shots this weekend. Fingers crossed the website will be up and running in about two weeks. I keep alternating between excited, nervous, excited, shy, excited .... focus, suck it up and get on with it I say.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bejewelled

 Three reasons why I am again kidding myself if I think I can be that person with the white on white decor. I love these jewel colours from Anthropologie  and they are making me even more excited about my next special delivery.




Monday, June 11, 2012

Forgot to mention...

 Eddie turned six and we had a great Harry Potter party, sadly as we were entertaining 18 six year olds there were not too many photos. I love Ed's face in the above shot though.

Goblin Pies inspired by Donna Hay

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Yes I made it back

Just pop into the Travel Loving tab up top for the update..

The Shed ...





Things have been happening in the shed as of late, I hope to have a link to my new "thing" any day now and some exciting news to go with it.

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