I can’t believe it’s Thursday already!
Tuesday night I went as a proud new Brown Owl to the first meet of the year at Dante’s. Brown Owls, for those of you not in the know, is a crafty meetup organised by the amazing and lovely Pip from Meet Me At Mikes.
It was so lovely to be in a big room packed full of crafty types. In my own circle of friends I don’t have a lot of crafty people, so it’s lovely to be able to meet many, many others. We met, chatted, had a drink or two and also managed to pack over 100 Re-Stash packs for the bushfire victims. That’s being organised by the lovely guys at Handmade Help.
I also handed in two of the dolls I’ve made for the kids in need up there. These are they at right (poetry! pure poetry They look a little weird in the photo, but they’re really cute in real life. I was really happy with them.
Today I posted my craft swap for Susan at Isabella Golightly. The swap was my first, and lots of fun to make! I can’t wait for her to get it, and then I can post photos here.
And finally, I found this call out in a newsletter from the Bundoora Homestead
May 14 – May 24 2009
Art in a Teacup
Artists and craftspeople are invited to make and donate an art work inspired by the ritual of tea making and drinking as part of The Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea Fund Raiser. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, ceramics and the indispensable items necessary for any tea party – tea cosies and tea towels! All works are for sale and the proceeds donated to The Cancer Council Victoria. Please note the afternoon tea party will now be held at Bundoora Homestead at 2.00pm on Saturday 16 May 2009. http://www.bundoorahomestead.com/pages/show/3
I thought that it sounds like fun. So I’m currently knitting a teacup. I love how so often I have about a million ideas in the back of my head that I haven’t gotten around to doing and then I’ll see a competitionor call out that one of those ideas will fit perfectly into and everything falls into place. When one is so busy, it’s much better to have an actual goal to work towards rather than producing heaps of work that just lies around gathering dust. I know that a lot of people make work specifically to sell on etsy or in shops, and that’s totally fine, but I’d rather create for specific things.
Having said that, I’ve just this minute been commissioned! I answered a call out from Arts Hub for 2d work on the heart, so I sat down and created Contradictory, Corresponding (at your right) and sent it in. I’ve just got an email back to say they want it for their gallery! Thats so ace.
Jude and I have a tradition that when either of us gets a new job (or commission, gig or any other money making adventure) that we go have a cocktail to celebrate. I’m a big fan of cocktails, there’s something wonderfully vintage about them. And I’m currently wearing a vintage 50s dress, so I think that just further indicates that it’s totally cocktail time!