Thursday, April 16, 2015

Slide out the side....

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Escape Route collage by Beth Hoeckel

Inside this new love, die. 
Your way begins on the other side. 
Become the sky. 

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Take an axe to the prison wall. 
Escape. 
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. 

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Hand decorated map by Boy In A Bear Suit


Do it now. 
You're covered with thick clouds. 
Slide out the side. Die, 

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and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign 
that you've died. 
Your old life was a frantic running 
from silence.

The speechless full moon 
comes out now.

'Quiet' by Rumi

I wonder if I'll ever learn to review life choices regularly; not wait until painful times like physical or emotional illness give me no other choice but to review. Who knows?! 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Doo See Doooing With French Knitting

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French Knitting Installation from New Zealand artist Mia Hamilton photo blogfrenchknittingskirtbyEmroce_zpsi1taeb9q.jpg

Above and below by Australian artist Emma Churchill of Emroce  photo blogfrenchknittingbeltfromemroce_zpscyeoourd.jpg  photo blogfrenchknittinginstructionsviaSewfun.wikispaces_zpsxj2cqmrx.jpg

Here’s a great idea from Inspiration Realisation – make your own extra chunky yarn using your French knitting! Think I'd need one of spools where you can just turn the handle...could be awhile otherwise.  photo blogfrenchknittingchunkyyarn_zps5hdybiov.jpg

I’ve been looking for extra chunky yarn and can tell you it’s difficult to source over here, and it’s expensive….so…now...a Giganto Rug! Look at those needles!

Or get one already made up in gorgeous wool from Lily and Peabody!  photo blogfrenchknittingrug_zps1o5zrsai.jpg

Everybody needs a little ditty to knit by and this is a classic.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Magicians with Polymer Clay



I know, you never intended to be in this world.

But you’re in it all the same.

So why not get started immediately.

I mean, belonging to it.

There is so much to admire, to weep over.

And to write music or poems about.

Bless the feet that take you to and fro.

Bless the eyes and the listening ears.

Bless the tongue, the marvel of taste.

Bless touching.


You could live a hundred years, it’s happened. 

Or not.

I am speaking from the fortunate platform

of many years,

none of which, I think, I ever wasted. 


Do you need a prod?

Do you need a little darkness to get you going?

Let me be as urgent as a knife, then,

and remind you of Keats,

so single of purpose and thinking, for a while,

he had a lifetime.

‘The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac Part 3’ by Mary Oliver

Artists from top to bottom: 1. Skull doll from GriffinWyse 2. Tentacle Necklaces from Walking Squid 3. Maleficent from Art HouseSculpture 4. Coaster Tiles from Las Joyitas De Marie 5. Doorstop from DevarimYafimo


Monday, September 15, 2014

The Eclectic Home

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interior decor =  
mixture of textures,
time periods,stylestrends, and 
colors.


Home decor items available from
Australian sellers -



Eclectic Decor curated by Shop Australia NZ on Etsy


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Street Style

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photo via keishikibi
Hi darlings. I've curated a team page for the Australian Wandarrah Team, titled Australian Street Style. Go have a look at it here; share it on your facebook; tweet it; then come on back here of course!
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This page gives a look at street fashion from around the globe. It's fabulous.
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For a more upmarket look, grab one of the above ensembles. And let's not forget the guys.

What do I wear 'on the street'? Black and denim are my style. A confession...I'm not overly interested in fashion. I like to be smart but comfortable and I hate shopping in shopping centers/malls! I do like pottering around thrift shops though. How about you; what are you wearing now?