Welcome to my blog. Here's where I write about ~

~ my favourite items made by other artists and crafters from all over the world

~ things that inspire me

~ thoughts of the day

~ general ramblings and ... my own creations. enjoy...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

~ scarf discovery ~

... look at these fabulous scarves !!!

so amazing and beautiful !!!

find them here on Etsy

~ fabulous discoveries ~

Sunday, October 27, 2013

reminder ...

~  just love seeing these quotes ... it's a good reminder ...

images via Pinterest

~ enjoy your week ~

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

snail mail ... got some ?

... so i've been away for a week with the kids at mini school.  It was so much fun for them and I've got to admit I loved seeing a lot of the mums from around the district that I hadn't seen in ages too!  We got back last Friday and I've been catching up on jobs ever since.  Today was mail day (always exciting) and I scored a very pretty letter from my cousin.  She used to live in L.A. and then San Diego and whenever I was doing a trip overseas, she would take me all over town in her super cool black mercedes convertable showing me the best times!  Rollerblading at Venice Beach ... Shopping on Melrose and Rodeo Drive ... Nightclubbing on Sunset Strip ... wow - so many good times.

Anyway, her internet has been playing up so she decided to send me a letter and I had to smile because she knew that I would LOVE the stationery (I am a paper freak) and I do!  So nice to receive snail mail ... now must find something equally as pretty to write back!  When was the last time you got snail mail ?

stationery by wooster and prince

~  the little things ~

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Featured this week in the fabulous Wandarrah Team on Etsy

~  it was an exciting start to my week - my Etsy store was one of the stores chosen to be featured in the 'Spotlight Treasuries' within the Wandarrah Team on Etsy, so I had an amazing amount of beautiful treasuries made in my honour.  Here's just two of them ... thank you wonderful Wandarrah members xxx

~ proud to be with all these lovely talented people on Etsy ~

Sunday, October 6, 2013

More mosaics from my studio ...

Been a busy bee this week ... getting things done ...

finished an ornamental garden shovel !

... pot in progress ...

more beautiful spode tiles ....grouting this week ...

~  fantastic mosaics ~

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Houses ... Books ... Drawings and Coincidences ...

a LONG time ago, i borrowed a book from the Townsville Library called 'Not to be Trusted'.  It was a lovely book showcasing all the pencil drawings of Heritage houses in Brisbane by Anne Green and poems by Jack Murphy.

It inspired me to do two drawings of my own - one which was lost to an ex boyfriend ... (he better be looking after it!) and I kept the other myself.  It remains in the kitchen where I look at it daily and can't believe how patient I can be sometimes!  I also did a series of houses when I was doing Etching at Uni many years later.

my farm house pencil drawing

Queenslander (particular kind of house in Australia) on a sugar cane farm and the Sunlander going past (passenger train which travels up the east coast)

close up !

one of my etchings ... available on Etsy

Well, as luck would have it, the book seemed to have disappeared from the library and so I thought it was lost forever ... UNTIL ... a few years ago on a holiday in Atherton and I was scouring through an Antique store, and BINGO !! I spotted the book - in pristine condition!  What a fabulous moment!
(more of Anne's lovely drawings)

I was just looking through it the other night thinking how much I still love drawing houses and so am keeping it handy for that 'break' in the traffic ....

~  and here's some more of Anne's lovely work ...

~ exciting finds ~

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