Monday, February 22, 2010

The caiotic inspiration wall

This is only part of it. Lots of pretty pics to ponder when I need an idea or twenty. Also covers the ugly chunk o' gyprock that is hiding the uglier brick wall.

xoK :-)

Rearranged workspace

I spent a bit of time last week rearranging my workspace. I was hoping I had a long enough chunk of wood (ie. left over from the kitchen reno) to extend the shelf the entire length of the bench but the bits are either too long or too short. Sigh. So it looks like I'll actually have to use one of the extensive range of tools in my 'man kit' to saw something. Later.

So even with a small amount of shuffling of the stuff I've managed to create a bit more space to work on.

I even got my inspiration wall sorted. Well what I call organised ciaos. There's a pic of that in my next post.

xoK :)

Music for my ears

I found these fabo wee speakers for my iPhone the other day. They can
be folded flat so I could take them anywhere. Best thing about them is
they have pictures of my favourite things on them. Shoes!!!

They are now on the shelf in my freshly rearranged workspace, ready to
blast out some tunes.

xoK :-)

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Creations and Stuff

The other day I started writing this post, then saved it as a draft and have just now come back to finish it off with pics etc and some how I've managed to delete the entire thing!!!! NOOooooooooo.......

I'll try to remember what I wrote, and I'm sure it was scintillating and extremely articulate as I am prone to doing... it went something like this..... perhaps a little more descriptive :-)

Been a long time since I've made time to update the blog, bought some stuff, made some stuff... sold some stuff :-)

I bought a new car!!! Yay!! Got a new flash black one.. the yellow one had to go after nearly 8 long and eventful years of faithful service....


I'm currently a little too in love with the new beasty. But I'm told it will pass.

I made a few commissioned pieces which turned out quite nicely and have had really positive feedback, which satisfies the tortured and oft way too critical artist in me. They were something new and have started me thinking, thinking....

Here, I've made the picture nice and big so you can read the text.

Ubuntu is an African word, which has been described as "too beautiful to translate into English". The essence of Ubuntu is that "a person is a person through other people". It describes humanity as "being-with-others" and prescribes what "being-with-others" should be all about.

Virtus et Honor - Latin - strength and honour : and on the back (not pictured) Mon Ami - French - my friend

Nossa Tia - Portuguese - Our auntie : on the back has a special inscription from the givers to their special Auntie.

Je t'aime - French - I love you

Ti amo - Italian - Love you

The last two pieces (Je t'aime and ti amo) are bits I made for fun and also to practice using my own handwriting in the clay prior to drying and firing. It is easier than I thought.. thankfully... Fortunately I wasn't looking for perfection in my script.

I'm going to make some more rings with words on them over the weekend. I like that a bunch of them can be strung on a chain, to jangle around ones neck.

Ciao for now!

New Creations * I Heart Hearts *

I finished the hearts! Yay! Well actually I finished them last week but decided to wait till the weekend for a daylight shoot, then ran out of time to actually blog about them and list them. Still haven't listed them, at least the blog bits out of the way. Phew!

These ones will be listed exclusively in my made it store, just in time for Valentines day...hmmm.... is it not Valentines day every day?