collages. For scale, the cat in the top left is half a centimeter wide.
Sunday, 20 May 2012
I know July is fairly far away but I am in full stall planning mode! I'm looking forward to digging through my paper box later on so I can make paper chains too. If you are coming, please do make sure you come and say hello, and please note I may not recognise you so do kindly introduce yourself, because that would make me super happy!
at 10:58 am
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Rejoice! I finally got around to making my Super-Kinder necklaces (the wooden pieces and little tapestry yarn skeins have been laying on my work table since the beginning of the year, making me feel guilty everyday!)
Each necklace has different colour combinations so you can choose your favourite. I must say the one immediately below is my favourite, but who knows, I may make a new one that becomes my new favourite...and so on and so forth!
More available at the Brisbane Finders Keepers this July. A limited amount also available in my shop.
at 7:57 am
Monday, 14 May 2012
My evening tonight has consisted of, in no particular order:
Watching Rushmore by Wes Anderson
Painting rabbit brooches
Drawing some designs and writing ideas for my next Pannikin collection in my new A5 sketchbook
Drinking plenty of green/jasmine tea
Watching a taped episode of Bones
Sampling a piece of passion fruit-infused Lindt chocolate (amazing!)
Preparing tomorrows snacks (orange juice, apple, almonds) and thinking about the big Govindas lunch I am treating myself to.
Tomorrow is going to be a very big day, which will unfortunately leave me with zero time to check out a few opshops in preparation for my Jewellery from Everyday Objects class that is held in the evenings. I should be okay though, as our teacher has planned to show us how to make rings from billiard balls. Yeah, you heard me. How cool is that?! So can't wait.
Anyway, I'm going to go stock up on some sleep. Ta!
at 9:16 pm
Monday, 7 May 2012
I've been attending two jewellery making courses for a fortnight now, and I'm throughly enjoying it so far. One class is all about using everyday household objects to create wearable pieces and the other is a basic silver-smithing course. Boy oh boy is working with metal tricky and complex! Super big applause to those who work with it and on a regular basis!
The ring above is one of my first finished pieces from our wood laminating lesson. It's made using paddlepop sticks! I know this technique is probably obvious and old news to those who have worked on such projects before, but if you know me you'll already have guessed how happy I was to be working with such a colourful and child-appropriate material.
I'm looking forward to my next class, as we were instructed to go op-shopping for cutlery! Having an excuse to raid thrift stores is like telling a kid they can eat however much icecream they please. Supreme joy!
at 4:51 pm