Hi I know, I know where have all my regular blog posts gone?! I think I may have somehow lost my blogging momentum the past couple of weeks. Actually maybe if I’m really honest here with you, perhaps it’s more the fact that I’ve had too much on the go for what I can manage to keep up with it. I really didn’t think adding one more thing to my regular week would cause too much disruption. But, it’s definitely thrown me off-balance, sent me into a bit of a head spin, and thrown my weekly to do’s out the window!! Michael would also add emotional melt downs, yes plural, to this! I think my expectations of myself along with raising a young family are probably still a little out of whack. Ok, yes a lot out of whack. Will I ever learn? Probably not. I just can’t help it you guys, my enthusiasm always way outdoes my abilities. My mind is constantly on the go with ideas and projects and things to do and people to see and ways to inspire and share some love and kindness with the world. There’s so much, I need about 10 lifetimes to do it all.
I must say though this Hello Soul Hello Business is an incredible e-course. It’s certainly taking every little bit of energy, thought, and enthusiasm to keep up with it and all that it entails. I do love the enthusiasm it generates. It’s quite an addictive course, if a course can be addictive?! But it’s just that – addictive. It’s completely distracting me from everything else I would normally do in my regular week. I want to be focusing my time, heart, thoughts and energy on HSHB 110% of the time.
Anyway apart from being distracted by this incredible course I also got a little distracted by tea and chocolates and conversation with my best friend tonight. A rare treat to spend time with her. It’s so warming and special when we actually have the opportunity to enjoy uninterrupted time together. So, on with my links, did I mention I’m just a little distracted lately…and the countdown to midnight is on…
Craft Victoria. One of my favourite past times of living inner city was enjoying a weekend wander about the city. I happily spent hours wandering the streets and hidden laneways of Melbourne. Every visit would bring a new discovery, a new experience, and usually a shared conversation with a new friend. Craft Victoria is one little place of beauty and inspiration found within the streets of Melbourne, now on Flinders Lane. Craft Victoria was actually established in 1970 as The Craft’s Council of Victoria, and came about due to the worldwide interest in craft. You can read more about the Australian craft movement here.
Today Craft Victoria’s mission is “to bring together a vibrant and sustainable contemporary craft and design community in Victoria and nationally, which represents, promotes and celebrates all craft practitioners”.
Craft Victoria hosts talks, exhibitions, festivals and showcases new student work and emerging designers and artists. It also has such a wonderful collection of Australian Designers and Artist’s products and artworks found at their very own shop which you can also view online. And yes of course they have a blog too.
Here is one of my current favourite incredibly talented Australian crafters featured here at Craft Victoria.
Goldenink Porcelain Bangle. I love the work of these two girls, Abbey Seymore and Katherine Wheeler. Their collaboration is perfectly complimentary. One designs and illustrates whilst the other creates the final piece. You can read more about these talented girls here. I just love our Australian jewellers and admire many, but the work of these girls is beautiful; soft organic forms, sensual materiality, and fine contemporary detail. These truly are hand crafted pieces. They remain on my wish list (o”
It’s just slipped past midnight and Flynn has awoken from his slumber, Michael and I have both tried re-settling him, so he’s currently in our bed with Michael awaiting Mama to come and join them…will our nights of non-waking toddlers ever return? Sweet dreams everyone, I guess you’ll be reading this one tomorrow!