Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Haven't you heard?

I have exciting news.  I've been keeping it a secret but word is getting out, so I've decided to fill you in.
I've been working on a show with the gorgeous and talented Jeweller Emma Grace.  
We are quite excited.

In just over 3 weeks we will be launching Wearit, an exhibition and workshop series, run by Emma and myself.  Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your very own MüCKE shirttop, or perhaps you've got a stash of jewellery that's just been lying dormant in the hope that you will one day invigorate new life into it.   Well, that chance has arrived and with a total of 8 workshop dates and times you'll be sure to find something that suits.  That is of course, unless you're in Sydney.  Tell your Victorian friends and before long you may even find us in Sydney offering you the very same gig.  Spread the word.  Share the 'make it yourself' recycled love.
Thanks Jacqui @ a novel idea for fixing up our flyer and promo material.
We L O V E it!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sweet somethings

Talking about less stuff...I've got a lot more tshirt scraps than I know what to do with so, how about a lovely pair of these to add to your collection?...and help me make some space in my studio.  Its nice to do good things for people and they wont clutter, but they might just stutter sweet somethings in your ear.

Images 1 & 2:  Recycled t-shirt scrap earings.  Waste-tee donut earings
Image 3:  Recycled t-shirt scrap earings. Waste-tee small hoops
Available here and here

Thursday, February 10, 2011

de cluttering

I'm of the mind that less 'stuff' makes for a clearer mind.  yet I've never quite been able to achieve, well either of those things really. moments of clarity, sure.  but not a totally


this year I'm on a  mission to increase THOSE moments.  

so far I've been handing old clothes over to the op shops, cleaning up my computer files and discarding of the stuff that I can't justify holding onto any longer. ie the shoes that I loved for so long that, when I wore them I was walking on the pavement instead of the sole...I dearly hate throwing this stuff out. stuff that I see still has potential.  and is perhaps not quite 'dead' all over, but my head has really run out of S P A C E for the things i know I will not ever get around to 
  this month i have also started to de-clutter the studio.  after 5 years of, 'maybe that item of clothing will come in handy'  i've begun to move things on to new homes.  i also bought this plant
asplenium australasicum critatum
crested bird's nest fern
-an australian native-
and this op shop plant. 
can you tell me what it is so i can make it happier?
i'm finding them rather inspiring
 as you can see from the pics, the de-cluttering has not yet begun in my office area.
take it one corner or drawer at a time they say.  hopefully in the next pics of my studio you will see clear spaces and less 'stuff'...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

cars, bikes, sustainabilty, yasi & another New Year.

It's the first day of the Chinese New Year. 
Year of the Rabbit, hippity hop... 

Some of you might feel like you'd like to start the year again.  
I've had good feelings about this year, 2011.  
Double 1's after all.  
Such balance, visual greatness in numbers like that!
  We've already had 1.1.11 and 11.1.11, and how about 11.11.11 yet to come.

Regardless of all that, I still think I had a false start to this year.
Four days ago a car crashed into me,
on my bike*
I was lucky, 
to escape with just bruises,
and some grazes
minus 1
So, today is a New Year and I'm back at work
but I'm not yet feeling 
I doubt whether all the people in Queensland who've lost their homes, or part thereof, to the floods or Cyclone Yasi, will feel its an ideal time for a New Year either.  The list of natural disasters could go on.
Some perhaps will just be thankful to be alive.
I'm definitely thankful, there is no doubting that,
I think I'll wait and see
how I feel in March.
 Begin the year with the Tibetans perhaps.
Any takers?
*head to this here festival if you're baffled as to why I might be riding my bike around the city in the first place!