Friday, February 27, 2009

japan files..

After being tagged by LittleChrissy last week I decided to start going through some of my photos from Japan and featuring them on Fridays, enjoy..
taking a rest - portable shine carriers

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hey Harriet + birds

How great are these photos!! Hey Harriet's art work was on display at Pandemonium Cafe when we had our BrisStyle monthly meet up a couple of weeks ago. I was really impressed so when I arrived home I jumped onto her etsy shop to see what else this creative soul makes, that's when I came across her amazing photography! Her photos are taken Through the Viewfinder - TtV photos. Ttv means taking a photo through the viewfinder of any camera with another camera. I love the quality the inconsistencies create, these photos have such depth to them. The bottom photo is from a series of 4. To see more of Hey Harriet's photos of various subjects including graffiti, tractors, toys head over to her etsy shop. To read more about Hey Harriet visit her blog.

Friday, February 20, 2009

6th of the 6th..I've been tagged.

littlechrissy has tagged me ... the rules are that you must go to your computer photo files, find the 6th folder, and the 6th photo in it must be displayed and written about. Then tag 6 more people to do the same.

So here goes....

Well the 6th file is named matsurii which means festival in Japanese. The 6th picture would have to be the worst in this file and for a moment I even considered cheating but instead have decided to go through my photos from Japan and feature them each Friday.

Each year there are festivals in just about every town in Japan, this photo was taken at the annual festival in Hitachi City. The photo is titled 'Aomori dance'. Most areas have a unique dance. The dance of Aomori is quite famous and can often be seen in other areas of Japan.

So now to continue the game I tag caffeinated prints, Little Jane St, Taryn Newland, La maison SUR LA COLLINE, Twinke Star Art and Paisley st claire.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

meet Pochi...

..the new member of our family.

Pochi 7 weeks

We've been talking about getting a puppy for at least 6 years now. At Christmas time we met one week old Pochi and his siblings at my parent's place. We quickly decided that it was time we finally followed through with our little dream of getting a puppy and chose Pochi. My parents kindly delivered him 2 weeks ago when they came to visit us and our life has not been the same since! It's better..much better! I've yet to capture him properly through the lens as he is always on the go and when he's asleep I need a rest as well. He is Border Collie crossed with Sheltie so he is not going to stay small for long. Anyway, I just wanted to share our new friend...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesdays at Designers Emporium

Melrose Lilac - Dog Collar

More news! I've been asked to be a regular contributor over at the designers emporium blog. I plan on featuring Australian designers, artists and crafters every Wednesday and have started with Alison from Pret a pawte. I met Alison on Saturday at the monthly Bris Style meet up. She makes gorgeous fabric dog and cat collars like the one above. So head over here or here to read more.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mod Squad

Late last year I was invited to take part in a travelling exhibition called Mod Squad. Opening night was last Wednesday at Logan Art Gallery. I'm so excited to be exhibiting along side artists & designers who I've admired for several years. The exhibition continues to 14 March 2009, then heads to Cairns Regional Gallery and Redcliffe City Art Gallery. I will post the dates closer to the opening nights.

Logan Art Gallery - Cnr Wembley Rd & Jacaranda Ave, Logan Central QLD 4114
Open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday.

sorbet lolly cubes and pendant

( photo courtesy of Sally Flynn from Flight Industries )

Mod Squad Exhibitors:

Ari Athans + Jenni Baxter + Jason Bird + Bruce Carrick + Craig Flood + Surya Graf + Marc Harrison + Barbara Heath + Jill Kinnear + Lasse Kinnunen + Nicole Lacey + Susan Lincoln + Alexander Lotersztain + Paul Morris + Luis Nheu + Bjorn Rust + David Shaw + Elizabeth Shaw + Brian Steendyk

Sunday, February 15, 2009

all you need is love...

...and chocolate!

I received a stack of my favourite chocolate..mmmm....

if you haven't tried the Lindt Dark Orange Intense yet, I highly recommend it.

Ceropegia Woodil commonly known as 'chain of hearts'...

Happy belated Valentines Day, I hope everyone had a special day with their special someones!

Some of you may have noticed that I've been quite slack over the last couple of weeks. I was offered 2 days teaching a week starting last Monday. As I've been working on hot toffee full time for the last 3 years it may take me a while to get the balance right but I definitely intend to do so.

Also some exciting things have happened in the past couple of weeks which I have yet to mention so will do my best to catch up this week starting tomorrow, so please check back during the week.