These are my latest little friends.
They have been having a coffee or two down at the Blackstar cafe, and have been guarding these.
You won't find them there now though-I have temporarilly removed all my things from Blackstar. But keep your eye out as I am working busilly with some beautiful materials. I have been really delighting in making up my latest pieces and feel full of enthusiasm. Inspired. Inspiration is available in moments of awareness, when I let go of my cares and really feel awake to the experience I am having...being caught in a sun shower and running across a bridge feeling young and alive. A beautiful grey gecko dashing up a red painted wall. Yummy spinach quiche and zucchini pizza for lunch. Afternoon tea and kingston biscuits. How could I not be feeling inspired?
I have been looking for a new house to rent closer to my kids school and to the bay, which I miss so much. I enjoyed being in Chelmer, the wide river and huge trees near were enough to keep my spirit alive. I grew up in Victorian rural towns, camped most holidays in the bush or stayed at Philip Island so being surrounded by nature is essential and familiar to me. Kangaroo point is near the river, but it's not the same. It is all hemmed in by roads, city scapes...so urbanised. I long for the expansive untouched view of natural space-the sea, mountains, deserts...so I am deeply happy about this shift.
Unfortunately I had to put one application in via a horrible agency in Sandgate. They are called "the professionals" in what I can only imagine is a witty display of irony, much as someone might employ when labelling John Howard "honest John." I could go on but the less said the better...much better to put my energy into these...
Hmm, I am feeling good really. Especially now I have vented! It is in fact a gorgeously sunny day, I have some workshops to go to and have been really loving making my latest crocheted brooches, developing many new styles and patterns. Using recycled sari thread in particular gives some amazing edgey-ness with gorgeous colours and sheen really jazzing up simple designs.