Saturday, January 31, 2009

a fond farewell

Tomorrow I will be having a stall at the 'designers emporium market' . It is the last market to be held by 'designers emporium' so please come along and help us farewell what has been a great monthly market. Leasl and Rachael will be investigating further avenues to explore our marketplace in the virtual world....... so stay tuned!

Where: Everton Park Hotel. 101 Flockton St, Everton Park, Brisbane 4053
When: Sunday 1st Feb , 9am - 1pm

lolly cube studs

Thursday, January 29, 2009

the calm before the storm..

This photo was taken last Sunday just moments before the flags were pulled down, swimmers ordered out of the water due to lightning and a heavy down pour of rain. I LOVE rain and all the things that it brings, the colour change in the sky, umbrellas, people having to change their plans - it's one of the few things in life that can make us just stop and I love that!
Study Tours have finished until March so I am now catching up on emails, hot toffee and preparing for an upcoming exhibition in early February. I have quite a few things planned for the year and will do my best to document them here.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

taking a rest..

sleeping koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

kangaroo at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
I haven't been blogging for about 1 week now as I am currently teaching a group of Chinese children who are in Australia on a study tour. We have classes in the mornings and then we go on excursions in the afternoons. As there are 30 children (aged 8-12) you can imagine it is quite full on..lots of fun ...but full on! My intention was to come home each evening and reply to emails, list items on etsy and keep my blog up to date..but I have been so exhausted when I get home that there is no chance of any of that happening. I will basically be out of action until the end of January. I do get Sundays off so may pop in again next week...until then I hope everyone is happy, healthy and enjoying 2009 so far.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I LOVE it! I came across these calenders by little brown pen on etsy on Thursday and couldn't resist buying one. The concept is great. You are sent a PDF file and are able to print your own. It was fast, affordable and the designs are lovely. As an added bonus they are having a PROMO at the moment where you get a free calender with any purchase! Little Brown Pen also have a range of printable note cards, gift tags and stationery.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

happy new year...LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE

I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday. We spent Christmas with my family by the beach and then did a little camping at Girraween National Park before spending a quiet but lovely New Years Eve at home cooking, reminiscing about 2008 and planning for 2009.

my new moleskine diary

(Christmas present from my sweet sweet sister)

The last couple of days have been spent slowly getting back into a routine... which can prove quite challenging when working from home. This year I definitely intend to focus more on getting my life balance a little healthier and living the life I want. This will be my mantra...


Live What You Love - letterpress print by hijirik