Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

My very best friend


It's Friday, the sun is shining, the sky is blue, it's not getting dark until just after 6pm, today I drove with the car windows down and ate my lunch in the sun with bare feet in the grass!  Everywhere I go I see signs of Spring....this year I am loving the magnolias.  There is a huge magnolia tree right outside the front door here, and unlike the trees in town that are already blossoming, I can only see a peek of the most amazing deep purple flowers.  I imagine when they open, I will spend quite some time under that tree with my cameras.  Until then, I am stopping frequently on our trips into town.

I think Spring is, as Annabel would say, my very best friend.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy sigh.


Spring....oh my sweet, sweet, ever so lovely spring.....I am seeing signs of you everywhere....

Monday, August 9, 2010

A new day...

I was a bit of a whinger yesterday wasn't I?  ;)
I must admit to thinking twice before hitting the publish button, but sometimes I feel like us bloggers only share a little bit of ourselves, the happy, everything is wonderful part of life.  And yes, that is mostly what I want to have in this space - the things that make me feel good, but sometimes it's good just to let it out. 

Anyway, moving along!  Today is great.  Freezing, but good.  Today my test prints from my new lab arrived, and they are perfect!  So now I am sussing out the postal rates with NZ Post, and fingers crossed by the weekend I will be back in business!  It is such a great feeling.  This little business is more than a business, it is a part of me, and not having it as a part of my daily life...well, I haven't liked it.  Not at all.  So yah for today and a new lab!  And yah for the thought of bue skies and sunshine in a few days when this stormy freezing weather passes!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hmmmph.


I'm in a bit of a funk.  Even though the day started with a coffee from my favourite spot, the French Baker, I can't quite seem to smile properly.  I don't know if it's because it's grey and cold, or because we are still looking for somewhere to call home, or because we don't really seem to have our own routine, or because Shannon starts work tomorrow after a lovely 2 week break, or because I am missing the buzz of busy-ness with the Etsy and madeit shops and all the lovely emails that go with that, or because I haven't been blog reading and keeping up with the web world, or because I have no markets booked to look forward to, or because when I do peak at blogs in between house viewing everyone is doing amazing things and I feel I want to be doing them too...probably a combination of all of the above?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My, what a view




With sunrises like this I can't complain about the cold can I? 
But...mental note to self.....next time I wake to such spectacular morning frost views, put on gloves before rushing out to take photos...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Erin Carver - Oyster Gallery exhibition


Something that I have been looking forward to for many months now is seeing the exhibition of my amazing friend Erin Carver, whom I have blogged about beforeErin has been busy for a while getting ready, and when we found out we were moving home in July, I was over the moon that we'd be here in time to see it.  I love, LOVE Eri's work.  It moves me, inspires me, and is just really lovely to look at.  Her colours and textured layers are divine, and the words she uses in her Beautiful Words series speak to me - it's as if she knows what I need to hear and she's created them just for me..."the world wants you to sing your song"...and "yes you can"...

This exhibition, running for the month of July at Oyster Gallery in Petone, (Wellington), is Eri's first, and I am just so so proud of her.  My eyes welled up when I walked up the stairs and saw all of her heart and soul on display - I understand how much of her is in her art, and all the emotion that goes with putting yourself out there.  Eri, if you are reading this, stand tall and proud my talented artist friend, savour this feeling of the first exhibition, and dream big of all that is ahead of you.....

{images from Erin Carver}