Monday, 31 August 2009
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Last night I saw the Lucksmiths in their final show ever at the Corner Hotel. It was an amazing night, the crowd was amazing and the guys did not disapoint playing songs spanning over the 16 years or so they were together for two and half hours including two encores. It was a unbelievable night and I kept on going between joy and exhilaration , to sad quietness. i guess even though they announced their break up in May, it has been until this past week and last night that it really hit home.
I 've been listening to and going to see the Lucksmiths for 15 of their 16 years, ever since I was 14. So I feel like I've sort of grown up with them and their music has gotten me through some pretty hard times, so their breakup felt more than just a favourite band breaking up, even though I don't know them personally. Perhaps too it was that they are a Melbourne band, and as well as their fabulous songs, the on stage banter and manner and humour ( and dagginess) was like no other band I have seen or come across
I must admit there have been a few tears shed by me. But although I am sad, I also feel incredibly lucky ( no pun intended ) to have know their music and been to so many of their gigs and been touched by their spirit.
Thank you Luckies , you won't be replaced or forgotten . xo
Thursday, 27 August 2009
I'm afraid my creative space is rather boring this week, or from week to week, it looks pretty much the same..
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Today Puddy has been keeping me company. I'm not sure if you've met Puddy, or I'm not sure if I spoken much about him. Puddy is another member of my old bear collection ( as in I didn't make him) and he is it today. He usually sits on my dresser or the chair beside my bed, gazing off into the distance in a dream, with his wandering eye but today I can't leave him alone. He is just speaking to me. Here pictured we are on our way out and he insisted on coming. But he's been spending a bit of time on the mantle piece so everytime I walk into the past I have to pick him up and talk to him. And you know he is the only one of my old guys who can speak back! Sometimes, when he's not feeling shy or under pressure he's little old squeaker works, and he squeaks happy away.
Friday, 21 August 2009
I've been at in again, late tonight, this time I stepped out and used gold, and made some cards, printed envelopes, whatever I could find.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Yes I finally finished the little guy I've been wobbling over. Thank you all again so very much for all your lovely, kind and encouraging words. You guys rock.
Last night I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Grand Salvo. He was launching his latest album Soil Creatures that I just love, and played with a small chamber orchestra, including the harp. ( I love the harp!) It was beautiful and magical beyond belief. I really can't recommend him and this album enough!
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Isn't this beautiful! I found it on the new flickr group Crocheted Interiors that the ever clever Pip has started. Pop over and look at lovely pictures of all things nanna and crochet, and join in if you've got crocheted things around you house.
This week I've been working on a new bear and have been agonizing over him a bit, ( it's the unfinished head) and have been having a case of the wobbles and doubts over him and was at one point thinking of giving up on him. I decided , thanks to some lovely peeps on flickr, to finish him off, but I keep getting a bit worried about him... but he does seem to have a little life already..
Monday, 10 August 2009
I had a lovely weekend this weekend.
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Thanks to a lovely Erin, from a lovely swap at Brown Owls which Pip organised, I scored a squeaker. And who better to than Peabody to have this squeaker? Making bears with squeakers, or any noise makers brings the child out in me, and I spend far too much time squeaking rather than finishing the bear off.
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
In the past week or so I've been having the late night Doodles. For some reason I really feel like drawing late at night just when I'm getting a little sleepy, then I get excited and i'm wide awake and the next thing I know it's 2 am. I do regret it in the morning at 6 or 7am. But do I learn?
Saturday, 1 August 2009
this afternoon I had my 2nd Gocco print.
OK I know I'm a day late, but I've been sick, and hoping that well since August hasn't really started properly yet, I can get away with it, and plus I think in some parts of the world it might still be July ( Hopefully?)
Listening. I've been very excited about Music of late, and feel like there has been a wealth of great music being released especially most wonderfully, Local music.
Here's some stuff I've been loving Sleeping Patterns by Jordie Lane, Soil Creatures by Grand Salvo, James Yuill, The Orbweavers, Major Chord.
Reading Current Issue of Frankie.
Drawing. I have to say I've really been enjoying just doing some simple doodles, nothing fantastic i know but I'm having fun
Making. July feels like it has been a bear crazy month of bear making, in a good way. Perhaps now I've finished my course, I've just been so excited to be back to my bears, and have gone into over drive. Peabody seems to be a bit the flavour of the month, plus still looks of little guys, and a Ned to boot too.
Printing. July has also been the incredibly exciting month of me getting my own Gocco!
Yogaing (I'm not sure that is a word) I stared doing Yoga, and now have a little practice I do every night. I cannot recommend it highly enough, especially for all us stitchers and crafters bloggers etc, who are often hunched or in funny postures . I'm already feeling better in my body, in less pain and it's a real pleasure to do. It doesn't feel like a chore or exercise. It also both relaxs me and energisers me.
Watching. I really enjoyed the first seasons of Private Practice, and Gossip Girl. Trashy I know, but sometimes you just need a a bit of trashy TV.
Thanks so Jen for hosting Just a minute.