{beautiful to me} andrei davidoff ceramics

i really do have a thing for ceramics at the moment

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andre-davidoff-white-and-black-squiggle-ceramics

loving the simplicity of the forms and colours in andrei davidoff’s ceramics

An interesting mix of traditional Japanese and Scandinavian design, each piece is apparently robust enough for daily use (although I’m not sure Mr Davidoff has ever done the washing up with my Daughter…!)

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black-teapots

Oh well… at these they can’t be broken just by looking at them.

You can find more of Andrei Davidoff’s works at his website here.

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53 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice: No.52

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It’s been an exciting week, because

i’ve started something new

For so long I thought that I was one of only a handful of creative-types living in my little town.  But this weekend just gone a new venture opened up in town.  It’s called

walcha handmade

We’re a community co-operative, which features local handmade wares, a kid’s craft corner and a (soon to opened) creative workspace for workshops.

Just knowing that there are so many creatives in town has been a proverbial breathe of fresh air.  And it’s inspired me to keep creating, which can only be a good thing.

You can find the new space at 6N Derby Street in Walcha (should you be travelling through), check us out on Facebook or follow along with what we are up to on our new blog.

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The Weekend Photo Project: ‘them’

The Weekend Photo Project: 'them' prompt

them
pronoun
1. used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to two or more people or things previously mentioned or easily identified.

or anyone who isn’t you

Yet another prompt that is open to countless possibilities (what on earth was I thinking when I came up with these!!)

My suggestion is to head over to 500px and search the term ‘them’. It’s surprising what comes up.

Where will you be able to share your ‘them’ photos?-

Facebook: Create an album (title suggestion – My Weekend Photo Project) and upload your photos (and don’t forget to add the hashtag #twpp now that FB does hashtags). You can make your album public so that anyone can have a look at your photos or you can share your photos with me over on my biz page.

Your blog: Upload your photos to your blog and share them with the wide world. Leave a link here so that others can follow the snail-trail.

Flickr: Share your photos at The Weekend Photo Project group.

Pinterest: If you’re on Pinterest create a board for your weekend photos. Don’t forget to add the tag #twpp so that others can search for them. I have a The Weekend Photo Project Pinterest board that I’m going to invite people to pin on. If you’d love to be involved, follow the board and I’ll send you an invite!

Instagram: Snap a photo with you phone or i-device and upload your photo to Instagram. You’ll find me here on Instagram. Don’t forget to add #twpp to your caption. Proceed to share!

Twitter: Use Instagram, link to your Pinterest board or your blog. And remember to add #twpp as your hashtag.

Anywhere else you like: I’m sure I’ve left out others ways of sharing, so leave a comment below and let everyone know where your photos will be!

Be sure and leave a comment below to let me (and everyone else) know where you’ll be sharing your photos. Visit other peoples photos. Like them. Comment.

and please, share The Weekend Photo Project – the more people we can get involved, the more fun it will be

Don’t forget that the prompts are open to interpretation – there is no right or wrong photo – just the photo you make of your world as you see it.

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53 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice: No.51

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Age and experience – it’s something I have come to appreciate as I too gain them.

I can still remember being a know-it-all-teenager – brought home by having one of my own now – but the memories are still there.  Memories of not listening.  Of thinking I knew the answers to all the problems.  Memories of not always, but sometimes, making bad choices.

now it’s a different story

Now I listen.  Now I ask advice.  Now I often act on the wisdom of experience and age.

I know that respecting age and experience is something that I can model for my own kids, but it’s something that they’re going to have to learn on their own, and in their own time.  Just as I did – mistakes and all.

doesn’t mean i won’t stop trying to tell them what to do

I’ll just remember how I didn’t listen, and how I’ve come to listen.  Age and experience and time… and a respect of it.

Do you remember being a know-it-all teen?  And what pearl of wisdom would you share from one older and wiser?

photo credit: photo credit: Iliyan Yankov via photopin cc

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The Weekend Photo Project: ‘you’

The Weekend Photo Project: 'you' prompt

again, a prompt with endless possibilities

I’ll simply leave you with this inspiration – 100 Seriously Cool Self-Portraits (And Tips to Shoot Your Own).

Now where can you share your ‘you’ photo?

Facebook: Create an album (title suggestion – My Weekend Photo Project) and upload your photos (and don’t forget to add the hashtag #twpp now that FB does hashtags). You can make your album public so that anyone can have a look at your photos or you can share your photos with me over on my biz page.

Your blog: Upload your photos to your blog and share them with the wide world. Leave a link here so that others can follow the snail-trail.

Flickr: Share your photos at The Weekend Photo Project group.

Pinterest: If you’re on Pinterest create a board for your weekend photos. Don’t forget to add the tag #twpp so that others can search for them. I have a The Weekend Photo Project Pinterest board that I’m going to invite people to pin on. If you’d love to be involved, follow the board and I’ll send you an invite!

Instagram: Snap a photo with you phone or i-device and upload your photo to Instagram. You’ll find me here on Instagram. Don’t forget to add #twpp to your caption. Proceed to share!

Twitter: Use Instagram, link to your Pinterest board or your blog. And remember to add #twpp as your hashtag.

Anywhere else you like: I’m sure I’ve left out others ways of sharing, so leave a comment below and let everyone know where your photos will be!

Be sure and leave a comment below to let me (and everyone else) know where you’ll be sharing your photos. Visit other peoples photos. Like them. Comment.

and please, share The Weekend Photo Project – the more people we can get involved, the more fun it will be

Don’t forget that the prompts are open to interpretation – there is no right or wrong photo – just the photo you make of your world as you see it.

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Taking Stock #002

all-natural-coffee-coconut-body-scrub

smells good enough to eat

Only 3 months has passed since I posted my first ‘Taking Stock’ post.

some things have changed, but some things remain the same

Regardless, it’s good to take stock. To put the world as I see it into perspective.

Here is where life stands at the moment:

Making: coffee coconut body scrub for the Daughter – smells good enough to eat, though I think we’ll need to tweak the quantities
Cooking: recipes from The Whole Pantry and Epicurious
Drinking: more water
Reading: Written in my own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
Wanting: a sunshine
Looking: at mirrorless cameras (still)
Playing: with my new iPad mini
Deciding: on nothing significant at the moment
Wishing: for the end of term (again!)
Enjoying: the sunshine
Waiting: for holidays and sleep ins
Liking: having no plans for the upcoming holidays
Wondering: if Husband will make Daughter drive on the freeway when they go to Sydney next week
Loving: playing with textured layers in my photography
Pondering: the direction my jewellery business should take (still…)
Considering: whether to have a glass of wine tonight
Watching: La Horde – and indulging my love of the zombie genre
Hoping: that Year 12 will be a little less stressful than Year 11 was for Daughter
Marvelling: at how some parents simply don’t seem to care about their children’s education
Needing: space
Smelling: the calming scents currently in the oil burner
Wearing: my favourite Threadless t-shirt and slippers
Following: world events and wondering what is happening to humanity
Noticing: how much my Little Man is growing
Knowing: that I can make a difference
Thinking: about what things I want to put in the new Walcha Handmade shop
Feeling: old – a least that is what the body aches and pains are telling me
Admiring: innocence
Sorting: paperwork – there’s always paperwork
Buying: new towels soon
Getting: excited about the new Walcha Handmade shop opening at the end of the month
Bookmarking: ways to display jewellery in a b&m shop
Disliking: people’s fascination with celebrity
Opening: interesting emails of late
Giggling: at the things little kids say
Snacking: on carrots
Coveting: a new camera (same as last time I know… and I still don’t want to spent the money!)
Wishing: the holidays would hurry up
Helping: kids to learn life-skills and loving that I’m able to be a part of this in their lives
Hearing: the sound of birds whistling outside the window

what’s been happening in your world?

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