Saturday, January 29, 2011

Camera Love

A new tshirt design I've just put up on my Red Bubble site- I've ordered a hoodie with it on so cross fingers and toes I'll like how it looks printed!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lena Corwin

I had a chance to look at this book about hand-printing by Lena Corwin the other day and it has gone straight to the top of my "must get" list. Lots of very simple but effective ideas with lots of potential.
It is available from Amazon(hence the above picture) but I saw it at Readers Feast, my favourite book shop, in Swanston St.
She has great style and a lovely blog too.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Queensland floods

I can't believe the devastation that's happening in poor Queensland right now. I hope everyone I know up there is safe and this ends as quickly as possible. It's incredible.
All of Australia will feel the effects of this but we in Victoria will definitely notice a hike in food prices as a lot of our produce comes from areas that are now totally underwater.
Click here to donate to the flood relief appeal.
Do you believe in climate change now?

These images were taken today but tomorrow it could be worse.

Customs House

West End

Eagle St Pier

Friday, January 7, 2011

here and now

By Wendy McNaughton.
Yep- trying to keep this in mind after a bit of a rocky start to the year.
I'm feeling a bit battered and bruised by some misplaced trust in a friend, and it does hurt and make you feel a bit of a dope as well.
Ah well, that moment is now over and the next is about to I'm going to focus on the here and now and the beautiful new Winsor and Newton watercolour set I bought to ease my pain and encourage me on my path to more art this year.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Everything will be alright

While collapsed in my butterfly chair last night looking at this sky, and recovering from a soul destroying couple of weeks at my retail job in a nightmare of a shopping centre, I made some (familiar) decisions.
Every year I wish for more time to make things and less time spent doing stuff that seems pointless (apart from paying the rent)and this year is no different. But every year I also get a bit better and focusing on what makes my life worth living, i.e. art, gardening, travelling and spending time with my loved ones and eating great food, so this year I am getting even more fierce about making time for those things...even if the greedy landlord ups the rent!

So if anyone else out there feels the same way, take heart, you are not alone and somehow we will make it all happen.
Happy (and I really mean that) New Year!