Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My creative space

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All of us women in the back row of this photo are wearing a very long scarf!!
We all contributed to it, part of our efforts towards the Close Knit project,
for the Brisbane Festival.
(I am fourth from the left wearing a a black top and happy grin!)

Brisbane readers may want to keep the 25 of September free because we will be presenting our crochet creations as yarn bombing artwork at the 'Into Africa' event in Yeronga.
There will be a market, dancing, a choir of 200 singers, cute sleepy babies in slings to fuss over and more...I can hardly wait!

And with her big blue dancing gumboots and blue crochet hat on Petronias' angelic daughter sure looks excited and ready too!

On the dash robin crafting side of things I am heading in for the Village life market at Northey street in Windsor this weekend.
I love the place and am rapt to be able to attend. I will be there my lovely friend Angie, who some of you will know from the Avid market.

Over the next few days I am going to use some more of the caramel coloured wool (dyed with gum tree bark) to make more brooches to take in.
I have been busier than ever and thought I might like a break today from crochet, an actual day off from all work related pursuits...

but the beauty of loving what I do means I still yearn to do it in my spare time too.
I am absorbed by the fun of coming up with new ideas, trying different techniques and I get to keep myself busy, contented and my creative mind active.

Oh and Brisbanites also keep an eye out for an upcoming TV special-its a Great South East episode on the close knit project.
I may possibly be in it, in a blink and you'd miss it kind of way, the real draw card is the lovely women of a Sandgate aged care place.
I have been volunteering there and enjoy working beside these amazing women, s
ome in thier nineties, striken with arthritis yet the knitting they do makes me green with envy. Hopefully the show will highlight how thier beautiful, wrinkled, soft and delicate hands can still wield knitting needles or crochet hooks with amazing results.
P.s-if you do watch it let me know what you think...I have no interest in TV so never hooked mine up, ha, ha, irony!
I also slept through my abc radio interview (it was on at 5.30 a.m) so I have to rely on more reliable viewers to keep me up to speed...:o)
more creativity here


Snooze said...

I wish I was in Brisbane ... I'd love to come along. Have a great time.
My Creative Space

Knicky Knacks said...

I love, love, love that brooch and how amazing to dye it with eucalypt tree bark.

Crochet with Raymond said...

yay lovely work you are doing kate!
Close knit sounds like a totally awesome group to be involved with.

I love how you love doing what you're doing even on yuor day off... its great to hear of someone truly following their passions in life.
Have an abundant market day!

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

I was on the Great South East once – it’s a bit freaky seeing your self on tv – I don’t think you need worry about your un hooked up tv!! I wish I had of skipped watching myself! But the radio – that’s different, if its ABC there maybe a pod cast online that you could download….
Love all those smiling faces in the group shot.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

That Yarn Bombing event sounds fun and your close knit inspriation!

Well done for all your hard work :-)

Catherine said...

this sounds like an amazing project to be part of... and i really like the gum tree dyed yarn!

Kirsten said...

SO much to look at in your space! The group project sounds and looks amazing! Your broches are beautiful, and I hope I catch that tv episode!