Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Weekend That Was

Every Friday morning I am generally in a joyous mood. I have a billion inspiring ideas about what I'm going to do with my 2 days off. What I'm going to cook, what I'm going to add to my Etsy shop, whether I will catch up with friends or spend some time alone (which by the way is completely underrated...I love my own company).

This weekend I had the following small items planned....

Yes they were small but they were things that I was looking forward to doing. Getting my hands into the earth and planting some herbs, enjoying the summer with a swim and a nice new wide brim hat and finally adding some new items to my Etsy shop. As luck would have it however...Saturday and Sunday have simply rushed by with virtually NOTHING inspiring happening except domestic goddess duties (washing, cleaning and dishes) and tending to a sun-stroke victim who is 12 years old and a girl which means that the symptoms are 100 times more painful....apparently. So now it is Sunday afternoon and I have acheived almost NOTHING...I did however make and list this knock out I suppose that makes up for it a bit.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Colour of Rain

At the moment my poor parents are stuck over on one of the Fijian islands due to massive amounts of rain and cyclonic conditions (and hence no planes flying). They are quite fine as they have a lovely air conditioned resort and plenty amounts of wine and cheezels to amuse them while they wait for information about when they are leaving the island and landing safely back in Australia. This freakish weather has got me thinking about the colour of the sky and the view they must be experiencing out their window. When I think of Fiji I think of sun, blue green water and lush green vegetation. Here are a couple of wonderful visual feasts I found on Etsy which kind of invoke the image of a drowned landscape and high winds...

Leap54 - This stunning original oil painting by RozArt

Silk -What a fantastic image by SoZeSoZe - Not sure if the beaches are looking quite like this one in Fiji...I'll have to wait for the photos!

Friday, January 2, 2009

January 09....Happy New Year!

Woohoooo! The beginning of 2009 started with a somewhat floppy feeling for me. My modem decided to die a horrible but considerably instantaneous death on New Years Eve morning and I spent 4 hours (the time that I had allocated for chatting with Etsy peeps, drinking sparkling white and indulging in soft cheeses) on the phone to my service provider trying to figure out why the little green light wasn't flashing anymore. The news wasn't good and it turns out that a new modem will take a week to get to me. One. Week. That's an eternity to me! Hubby isn't feeling the pinch too much. The only reason he uses the WWW is to play poker on Facebook.

Anyway, on the brighter side, my parents have decided to give up their computer for a little while (as long as I bake some cookies for them). My plans for throwing a January 09 Etsy sale have not changed and today I have started my free shipping sale! This really is an excellent sale, considering I am in Aussie-land and this would normally contribute to the shipping costs. So if you've had your eye on an Early Bird necklace / earrings/ keyring now is an excellent time to purchase!

In other news I found this fantastic blog dedicated to Australian Indigenous art! The above artwork is taken from this blog. Please check it out, it is visually spectacular and contains some really interesting info about the world of Aboriginal art. Go to Aboriginal Art Blog.

Anyway peeps, enjoy your first week of 2009!