google blogger on Monday, May 30, 2011
google blogger on Thursday, May 26, 2011
and remarked that if only the 23 year old still lived here that he could have done a mock up of that particular wallpaper on this particular bedroom wall (with some arm twisting involved no doubt!)
But...who needs 23 year olds in the house when you have bloggy friends like Charlotta from Space for Inspiration. She saw my post and did a mock-up for me.
Am I going to do this? You betcha! Thanks Charlotta...you're lovely, and smart, and kind, and clever, and...etc, etc :))
Have a terrific weekend everyone. And happy wallpaper dreams. I'll be working out where to get some and how to hang it!
google blogger on Wednesday, May 25, 2011
When I was helping my friend Susan move out of her rented townhouse so that she could go and babysit another friend's home while they were having the annual five month stint at their other place in the south of France...phew, did you get all that? Good. How jealous are you? Me? I'm an unattractive shade of green...
Anyway, while the chandelier fairy and I were helping clean and pack (and to be completely fair, a lot of it had already been done), I accidentally broke one of Susan's teacups...
She was very good about it (and quite right since I'd just cleaned the bathroom for her!)...I know you're reading Susan, and I know you know I'm joking :)
So I took it home and fixed it (but not brilliantly as you can see!) and I'm using it to hold the garlic...ok, so not hugely creative, especially seeing I stole the whole 'garlic in a teacup' idea from the first born's house, but...
...at least it's useful again. Gotta love that. From dim-witted clumsiness to garlic holder. Even a chilli repository from time to time. And cheap...really cheap. Friendship still intact as well :)
For a much more interesting post, you can read about my friend Susan's sea change and see her house by the coast here...and then go and see a whole lot of creative spaces here. There'll be more than glue involved I'm sure!
all photos by me
google blogger on Monday, May 23, 2011
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I can't stop thinking about the wallpaper...
It's Sanderson Sweet Bay in Ebony/Ivory.
You know I have a black wall in my bedroom. I love it. It's staying.
But I'm thinking...
...that beautiful magnolia wallpaper might look good on this wall. If the photoshopping 23 year old was still in residence I'd be able to do a mock-up...I really must learn to use that software! I'd change out the fabric in the back of the bookcase of course. It's just that this view is all a bit too stark for me at the moment. Perhaps the white I used on the walls was a bit too white!
This part of the bedroom has no windows so it's already dark and there's nothing that can be done about that. So I think I should just embrace it. The bottom part of my bedroom is very light and bright...I'll show you one day when I finally finish it!
And as we know...I'm not a minimalist so some wallpaper just might suit me down to the ground! What do you reckon?
google blogger on Thursday, May 19, 2011
This week...in honour of my beautiful daughter's 26th birthday tomorrow...my weekend wish for you is:
Have a good weekend...wherever you are, whatever you're doing and whoever you're with.
That's an order :)
google blogger on Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Remember this mess...you can read about it here.
The very lovely and exceedingly clever (not the least because she had the good sense to marry an Aussie) Janis, said that I should frame it.
So I did. It has even more 'mess' now, although I do believe it's slightly crooked. Oh well. Never mind.
It's now in my reclaimed studio inspiring me (a little) and reminding me that anything can be made into 'art' (*snort*) and that I really need to get cracking again on that Cert IV after two weekends away.
The studio is slowly (very slowly) turning into what it's meant to be. I'll keep you posted...as they say in the classics :)
Head over here for much creativity.
google blogger on Monday, May 16, 2011
Richard and I caught a lift to Sydney on the weekend to see the first born, whose birthday it is next Saturday, and while we were there took the opportunity to pop into the Art Gallery of NSW...
all images from the art gallery of nsw. Click here to find out more about the prizes and to see all the finalists