While some of it was spent working, some of it was spent playing...
with paints that I'm not very good at using...
That's what I thought too...
Some of it was spent moving things in the garden, like my crazy gold plaster hand that I've lugged around from house to house A little time spent redecorating, ie., finding places for all this 'stuff' I could not live without
And some pure, delightful, stop and stare at the sky time...
I got this during the Insert Coin Project, which Kim and Nella, two beautiful girls from Craft Victoria curatored together. A wonderful project which I hope, fingers crossed happens every year. I also got one on Kyokosbeautiful books, like the one Lucy posted on
The thing I love so much about this necklace is how five materials have been put together and work so seamlessly. It catches everybodies eye when its worn, I'm lucky to still have it, thanks Michaela x
One of the perks in my life is free magazines, oh yeah that's right...I won't go into the details but, yes it is legal. Anyway it means that I get to look at mags I'd never buy, cause their all to expensive. But one that I've read a few times is 'Sublime'. And that is where this beautiful image above is from. An article on Derek Lawlor and his incredible 'lacing' method. Top secret technique, he is a knitwear designer, based in London, who has developed this formula which can only be understood by undoing the works.
He uses 100% cashmere and cotton cord and must have an amazing team of crafts people to make these beautiful works.
check it out: dereklawlor.com
Catherine Campbell has helped me welcome April, I bought her calender from her etsy site at the beginning of the year, it is so beautiful.
One of the places I work had an exhibition in February of work from Arnhem Land. There must have been almost twenty artists showing and I fell in love with this one 'Stone Axe' by Roy Ashley.
It is finally in its rightful place (above the mantel) after a brief stint on the kitchen table, awaiting one lazy new owner getting to the framers. Fitzroy Stretches (on Weston St in Brunswick) did a brillant job and I love it even more now its up and welcoming me home everytime I open the front door.
Roy is a senior Wagalak man. A musican and artist, Roy is involved with the Walking with Spirits events and Darwin Festival and has been in documentaries and film clips. He is a high-ceremony man throughout the region.