I have just returned from spending a few days in Launceston, Tasmania at an Arts conference. There were many great things to see including lots of lovely knit graffiti - thought I would share it with you. Enjoy.
I have finally finished my sampler that I started long ago. I have enclosed a picture of the whole and two details. Hope everyone is doing well and creating some cool stuff.
School has started and we are doing self portraits this week which I adore. I signed up for an on-line metal work class (for jewelry) which I have enjoyed thinking about but have not gotten the torch going/glowing. I will let you know if I do. Hope everyone is well. xxoo taylor
There are so many creative ladies out there! If you liked Joni's friend's fabulous creations, then you would certainly appreciate Rachel Hazell's work. Her workshop here at the beginning the month was an inspiration (boy, did I wish I could join in!) and her joyful personality a delight to be around. Check these out........
On August 11 at 20:55 we were joined by this beautiful little girl. 52 cm and 3.8 kg, and a great labour with a wonderful midwife and the best labour partner anyone could wish for - Grant.
We have been home since Friday morning, and everything is going well. Grant and I are tired but ecstatic about this new little arrival, and of course Charlie is most excited about finally being a big sister.
No name yet, it is a tough decision and we are still searching for that perfect name. Will let you all know as soon as we have it!
Di's package of treasure arrived late yesterday afternoon in the mail and I could hardly breathe as I opened it.....
You have known me well in such a short time, dear Di, and I absolutely love what you have sent to me.
I know that it comes directly from your heart and I will carry "bird talk" with me everywhere I go! Honestly.........these little gems are filled with so much love and good fortune that I cannot imagine leaving them at home to gather dust. They must travel forth into the world - kinda like Flat Oolie!
Thank you so very much, dear Di, from the tip of my heart.
Here's a necklace I made this weekend for my boss Colin's daughter Demi who was recently 18 - she starts a drama degree in Birmingham in September - hence the theme.
The dark blob in the bottom left of the collage is a vintage theatre ticket - I scanned in the collage so that you could see it but it comes into my computer as a pdf file so it wont upload! The discs are from Paper Valise, Calgary - they have great 'stuff 'and sell online and there's a vintage silver theatre mask charm from Ebay - the universal purveyor of great 'stuff'! Hope you like it and hope Demi does too - she is currently in Palma but expected here
location: southeast corner of Montano & 4th Street, Albuquerque, NM
what: mosaic structure - Tree of Life-like....
The black & white images are based on Native American mimbres art and the colorful leaves and animals in the middle seem to come from Mexican influence.
I had forgotten where this was located, though I remembered having driven past it many times over the past many years. I was thrilled to find it again, as I took a different way to visit my friend, Penny at Los Poblanos on Monday. Glad I had my camera at hand to snap a shot.
Penny and I had a great meeting, along with three others, and we covered some ground on what we would like to do to move ahead on workshops in the North Valley - oh boy!
Hi everyone. These are the crochet pieces I promised to post by a friend of mine, Trevor Smith. He has graciously given me permission to put them on the blog. These are all crocheted and made without following a pattern. I love them and am the proud owner of the white one.
Though Trevor's work is not related, I thought I'd also share a site I love (below links) - its a crochet coral project that has grown around the world, Hyperbolic Crochet by the Institute of Figuring. I love this stuff! There is a special pattern and way of making coral pieces for the projects on the site. Check it out - the last coral reef project I know of happened last year in Sydney but the whole idea originated in the USA (by an Australian woman). Anyone can contribute so if you're feeling like it have a look at the pattern and go for it.