Sunday, May 31, 2015

A little update

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Just a few random images I like. First is my latest Frida Kahlo photomontage (available here), and the other two photos are images I saw on Facebook...I don't have any references as they'd done the rounds on tumblr and I couldn't find the end of the trail! 
Today I'd like to curl up in that gypsy wagon and pretend everything in my life is okay. Mum is very ill with cancer; I spend most of my time with her these days. This is 'life' I know and mostly I can be grateful and 'in the moment' but the last couple of days she's been crying a lot. It breaks my heart. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Slide out the side....

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Escape Route collage by Beth Hoeckel

Inside this new love, die. 
Your way begins on the other side. 
Become the sky. 

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Take an axe to the prison wall. 
Escape. 
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. 

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Hand decorated map by Boy In A Bear Suit


Do it now. 
You're covered with thick clouds. 
Slide out the side. Die, 

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and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign 
that you've died. 
Your old life was a frantic running 
from silence.

The speechless full moon 
comes out now.

'Quiet' by Rumi

I wonder if I'll ever learn to review life choices regularly; not wait until painful times like physical or emotional illness give me no other choice but to review. Who knows?! 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Doo See Doooing With French Knitting

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French Knitting Installation from New Zealand artist Mia Hamilton photo blogfrenchknittingskirtbyEmroce_zpsi1taeb9q.jpg

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Here’s a great idea from Inspiration Realisation – make your own extra chunky yarn using your French knitting! Think I'd need one of spools where you can just turn the handle...could be awhile otherwise.  photo blogfrenchknittingchunkyyarn_zps5hdybiov.jpg

I’ve been looking for extra chunky yarn and can tell you it’s difficult to source over here, and it’s expensive….so…now...a Giganto Rug! Look at those needles!

Or get one already made up in gorgeous wool from Lily and Peabody!  photo blogfrenchknittingrug_zps1o5zrsai.jpg

Everybody needs a little ditty to knit by and this is a classic.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Magicians with Polymer Clay



I know, you never intended to be in this world.

But you’re in it all the same.

So why not get started immediately.

I mean, belonging to it.

There is so much to admire, to weep over.

And to write music or poems about.

Bless the feet that take you to and fro.

Bless the eyes and the listening ears.

Bless the tongue, the marvel of taste.

Bless touching.


You could live a hundred years, it’s happened. 

Or not.

I am speaking from the fortunate platform

of many years,

none of which, I think, I ever wasted. 


Do you need a prod?

Do you need a little darkness to get you going?

Let me be as urgent as a knife, then,

and remind you of Keats,

so single of purpose and thinking, for a while,

he had a lifetime.

‘The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac Part 3’ by Mary Oliver

Artists from top to bottom: 1. Skull doll from GriffinWyse 2. Tentacle Necklaces from Walking Squid 3. Maleficent from Art HouseSculpture 4. Coaster Tiles from Las Joyitas De Marie 5. Doorstop from DevarimYafimo


Monday, September 15, 2014

The Eclectic Home

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interior decor =  
mixture of textures,
time periods,stylestrends, and 
colors.


Home decor items available from
Australian sellers -



Eclectic Decor curated by Shop Australia NZ on Etsy