Thursday, August 28, 2008

Time Out

Spent a little time out in Melbourne recently. The occasion was a birthday party but of course I got to squeeze in some gallery visits.

It's great to remember that there are places where members of the general population value contemporary jewellery to such a level that a number of jewellery-specific galleries are able to thrive.

Wandering around the streets and alley ways of the city, I oohed and ahhed at both e.g.etal galleries, then moved onto Gallery Funaki where I was dazzled by the work of students from the Akademie der Bildenden K√ľnste. There was more but they'll have to wait till next time because it got cold so we snuggled in at the Horse Bazaar to soak up the atmosphere, oh, and have a drink too!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Deadlines are helpful

My friend gave me this heart-shaped rock and asked me to make something with it at some point. Well that was over two years ago but finally, I have finished!

Presenting the Nedspoon.....

- a belated present for her first born child.
I'm happy with the way it turned out and doubly pleased that Ned isn't in high school yet!

This brings me to the title - deadlines really do help me out. I have so many left-overs, do-overs and to-do's that serious action is required. So lists have been made and deadlines have been created - now it's time to get on with it!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Welcome to my bench

Ok! Here we go - blogging and making jewellery.

Lately I've found that the momentum of part time jewellery making has been hard to sustain so my plan is that blogging will be motivation to get on with it. (no, it's not a distraction or an avoidance tool!)

It will also give me the opportunity to play with my camera more as well as show everybody what I'm getting up to.

I'm still figuring out how to link to Flickr (as well as get that page sorted out!) and I have some further page decoration to set up but this is a start so here's my bench today.......