Monday, December 1, 2008

hot and sunny... with a cool sea breeze

We had a wee holiday at Waimarama Beach this weekend... was so lovely to get away, and the weather was perfect, hot and sunny with a nice cool sea breeze. It was my friends husbands 40th birthday and they hired out this wonderful bach for the weekend. Was hard leaving Sunday afternoon especially knowing I was coming home to a messy house (we left straight after work on Friday and I turned a blind eye to the mess around me as I was getting ready).

(Waimarama Beach)

(Bare Island... view from the bach)

(the bach... our home for the weekend)

(looking down the beach from our front lawn)


On the art front, well I haven't done anything much for the last 4 - 5 days... But I have had a few calls from galleries saying they want more, so I will be getting back into it tonight (Just when I thought I was on top of everything). I also want to get some of the pendants ready by Thursday, I thought I would start with maybe 3 different designs just to see how they go. I will send them to two galleries and add a few to my etsy shop as well. I am a little nervous about doing this, I do worry about sending new things out into the world. Will people like them, or in the pendants case, will they fall apart etc...

Some of the work I sent out last month has been sold already so that is exciting, they were a little bit new, as in the materials used, so I was a tad nervous of the response. It is a relief that people seem to think they are ok. One piece got sold to decorate the walls of a shoe shop and the owner said people are more interested in the art work on the wall then they are in the shoes... funny.

8 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh, it sounds like a wonderful weekend, so relaxing. I'm going to the beach for a week in a couple of weeks, and I can't wait. Looks like you have a lot of work to do to keep up with demand for your art!

Munted kowhai said...

kowhai was in the flower or the maori word for yellow. I grew up in Auckland and then spent two years down in Dunedin for my masters degre. The name Muntedkowhai came by 14 years ago when I was a teenager and wanted a special name for my internet account. It was much easier to get a name with a maori word in it since AOL is mostly used by Americans.
:)
Hi fellow kiwi!

carine b. said...

Whaooo!Such a relaxing time ,it's good and i just want to say that yesterday i was in the snow....and it's so cold...

carine b. said...

Do you want to take a cup of tag(musical)at home????

tangled sky studio said...

what a lovely way to spend a weekend. the water and rocks look amazingly beautiful and inspirational and i can almost hear the waves rolling onto the shore. thanks for sharing....
(snow is falling here and a cold wind is blowing...)

Danita said...

Oh how I wish I were there!!! It looks beautiful and sounds like you had fun!
Danita

Shawn said...

You're mean ... you do know it's WINTER here, right? Rain, snow, cold, damp leaves everywhere ... come on, Katherine!!!!! LOL

Beautiful ... and so glad you had a great time away. Send me sun. Please.

Michele Maule said...

Wow!
Looks like you had a GREAT weekend! Beautiful! Lucky girl :)

My weekend was full of ice and snow. It snowed 4 inches! Wish I could have been on that beach hanging out with you guys :)

So cool about the artwork you sent to the gallery too!