Friday, May 28, 2010

no rules and no pressure...



This is the beginning of my third series of work for my exhibition... I am actually ahead of schedule.  I have planned to do one series of work (about 7-9 pieces) per month.  I have just finished May's this afternoon.  I kind of figure if I get one series finished a month I will have enough work by October to fill the gallery without too much stress.

I got some paper the other day from BasicGrey's new range, Cappella and it is so lovely, soft and pretty.  I have been thinking for a while to try some collaged backgrounds which I might do with this next series.  Although I really do like the plain simplistic backgrounds,  I actually think that is just what I am used to doing and I would like to push myself a little...so starting Monday I am going to spend the next week playing with backgrounds, no rules and no pressure... just playing.

I rang our local bookstore to see if they had the above book in stock and she said it hasn't been published yet! I said 'but I know a few friends who already have it in their hot little hands', she said 'Oh really, let me see what I can do'... well her advise was to order it from Amazon.  Sooo I have just ordered it (my first Amazon order)!!!... and I can hardly wait for it to arrive!  Thanks to Michele at Pipi La La for letting me know it existed.

I have also listed a few card sets to my etsy shop!!! if anyone is interested, but only if you don't live in New Zealand.  Kiwis have to buy from  a local stockist, email me if you are interested.

10 comments:

chrissy said...

hi dear...
i just received BACK a silly little package that i had placed in the mail for you.
i wrote something wrong, as i have never sent anything to new zealand before...
i will correct the "minor" error and get it back out there.
it.s really nothing, but it will be on it.s way again...
soon.
i.m on my way to your etsy to FINALLY get some cards.
i.ve been waiting ever since you first posted about it.
i love you my dear.
so happy to call you my friend.
can.t wait to see how the "no rules or pressure" backgrounds go....
exciting.

loves
c

Carola Zajdman said...

So beautiful !

Michele said...

Your *first* order from Amazon!!?? OMG, my husband wishes I was more like you!! :-p

Loving the new piece. Your work makes me smile so much!

Dee said...

oh i love jagged hair!
and heather grey is oh-so pretty :)

i'm very interested in a set of cards (i probably would be too greedy to actually use them though!)..we will be in napier for queens birthday weekend, just let me know where to find the "local supplier" :)

softearthart said...

Oh she is lovely, I would love to know where I can buy your cards. cheers Marie

~mel~ said...

'Just playing' is good stuff!

I am reading The Handmade Marketplace too - received it this week from Book Depository.

See you around the ecourse next week!
x

NatashaMay said...

I love your simple backgrounds and I'm looking forward to seeing some collage from you. Pushing yourself is good. :) We should all do that more often.

Diane said...

She's wonderful. I love Basic Grey too! The book is also a new one to me--I'll have to check it out--thanks!

Jen said...

I just found your blog by way of the Kelly Rae Roberts course. I am so excited for it to begin! It's funny to see you mention the Handmade Market book. I just flipped through it tonight at a local bookstore and now it is definitely on my ever growing wishlist. See you in class ;)

comicmummy.com said...

Beautiful, that's really encouraging too that you're ahead of schedule! I feel like I've been spending too much time reading other people's blogs, getting inspired, etc...I mean, it's all good, but I'm inspired by you ACTUALLY CREATING!!! x