This week I’m working on some Backgammon pieces. I’m making them for a kind man who is making a Backgammon board out of marble and other nice materials, just for fun. He approached me with the idea and requested that they look very much handmade. I really like meeting such people!
I’ve made the blue, tomorrow I’ll make the red ones.
Things found at Maria’s in Foster!
Little House for the safe keeping of a Guinea Fowl feather.
Go Nature! This is one of the most beautiful things I own. It’s a piece of an old outer layer shed from a bulb.
Grey days! The very still ones, so lovely.
Bonfire night at Foster!
Here’s the little plant wall outside my studio at Commonfolk. I must say it makes me so glad seeing nature close by where it shouldn’t really be (indoors!).. .but it should! Those little green shapes make the space feel much much warmer. I may be emotionally attached to the little things since they were gathered and propagated in Foster. <3
Happy little things.
These are pretty fun to make, especially the choosing-colours bit of the process.
As they’re quite tiny little bowls, I sometimes get the question ‘What are they for?’
Hmm.. happiness? I think that’s a legitimate answer! Happiness is important. ♥
This is one of my favourite places - Foster in South Gippsland. I escape here when I can, and always I’m blown away by how quiet it is. There are so so many plants and stars. And such lovely morning light.
The phone photo thing.
It’s a strange one - I’ve found myself taking my proper camera out less and less, resting on the fact that I’ll have my phone with me ‘if I need to take a photo of anything’. This is a bit shit (‘This’ being how lazy I’ve become) and I do endeavour to change my recent habits. THAT being said, I feel the phone photo thing has its place. Seeing as it’s on my person most of the time, it’s quite easy to record any little thing I feel record-worthy, which sometimes makes for interesting (completely self-absorbed?) viewing later on. I’ve found that mostly my phone photos are pictures of light doing something interesting.
Reflections on the roof.
‘The Rose Shed’ at the new place.
After decorating the tree.
I’m still here, truly I promise. I’ve been a bit distracted of late, which just happens sometimes I guess. The following are various excuses as to why I’ve been somewhat silent here on Tumblr the past few months:
+ I moved out of home (!)
+ I built a studio (and then moved my stuff there)
+ I went to Wagga Wagga for a little bit
+ I went to Adelaide for a little bit
+ I got an iPhone
+ I’ve discovered gardening
Everything else is still the same. I wish I could say that I rushed away to an island and got married, but no-no, all’s the same really. (Do I wish that? An island? Marriage? aH!)
I think perhaps the ‘iPhone’ excuse is most valid. It’s just made me wonder about what this is. (‘this’ being Tumblr, or more importantly, image sharing and posting stuff on a screen) So I got Instagram and that has seemed to temporarily fulfil my want of sharing life with people via a screen, to a point. And.. maybe this is that ‘point’.
I’ll be posting various things on here, hopefully lots to do with glass and the studio, but also other bits of life, via the iPhone, a nice Canon, my old Konica and some disposable camera film.. plus some poetry and other thoughts. <3
In celebration, here is a picture from a second-hand book I bought recently, where you see some cats looking at some bigger cats.
Clothed VS Caged. Hmm.
a love story
spent some time (maybeFOURdays) in front of the screen, updating my little ETSY store. YEY, shinier than ever ^_^
this place blew my mind!