Sunday, April 10, 2011

say cheese

A few weeks ago I took Miss 10 to the Annie Liebovitz exhibition at the fabulous Museum of Contemporary Art. It struck me that I hadn't been to an exhibition for ages - just part of motherhood in the burbs. But I would like to get to see more art and especially with the kids.

Anyway it was rather disappointing, I must say. I'm not really a celebrity-phile but even those were fairly soulless. Miss 10's verdict was, "Too many butts and bosoms." (Glad I didn't take her to see the Robert Mapplethorpe!)

Incidentally the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition was very good - even if it was quite disturbing in part. So the best photographic exhibitions I've been to?

Sebastio Salgado was probably the best. It was certainly the most evocative and memorable.
But honourable mentions to:

* David Moore
* Cindy Sherman
* Max Dupain
* Olive Cotton
* Robert Mapplethorpe

Do you have a favourite photographer? I'd love to see a Dorothea Lange retrospective or anything by Ansel Adams.

Oh and incidentally our visit wasn't a complete disappointment. There was also an exhibition of the work of Bardayal ‘Lofty’ Nadjamerrek (1926-2009), an indigenous artist from West Arnhem Land. His cave-style painting on bark and paper were stunning. Miss 10 was suitably impressed.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fabulous Friday Finds

Vintage squeaky toys. Aren't they fabulous? I think I would love to start a collection... but I mustn't. At least I have no desire to collect combine harvesters. Poor Mr Neat.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wicker and Stitch

One of the loveliest parts of doing markets is the people you meet. On Saturday I met the gorgeous Angela of Wicker and Stitch and she has a written up an article on yours truly. I tell you I'm going to get a big head soon. Just as well I have my three little tornadoes to keep me from getting too big for my boots. (Terrible mixed metaphors, I know!)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

new card designs

As the youngest in my family I was always the clown. Whether it was dancing in my dad's mashed potato when I was a toddler or coming up with funny one-liners I learned that humour was a great tool in diffusing tension. I am somewhat averse to conflict (ie can't cope with it and run a mile from an argument) but I do love it when people are laughing.

This new series of cards is, as one customer politely put it, slightly left of centre. They make me smile. What do you think?

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

x Sarah

Friday, April 1, 2011

Card making kits

I've been busy folding, cutting, assembling... lots of card- making kits in lovely kraft boxes. There are three kinds: vintage, flowers/butterflies/hearts & cars/trains/shapes. These will be my last lot using scrapbooking papers. From here on in it's all going to be reclaimed books etc.

Have a lovely weekend!