To get my blog rolling again after my long absence, I aim to honor a blog award I was given by the lovely Jo, over at Joe Bloggs. Admittedly, I am usually rather lazy when it comes to things like this and often guiltily let them slide.
The rules of the award are:
1. Thank the award giver (done!)
2. List 10 things that make you happy.
3. Pass this award on to 5 others.
10 things that make me happy
1. The number one happiest of all is, of course, my beloved pooch Xena! She is an endless source of entertainment and after almost 7 years of snoring loudly at my feet, I really can't imagine life without her goofyness.
2. Brooches! I have accumulated quite a collection over the years and really don't believe an outfit is complete without one.
3. Cardigans. What better place to put a brooch then on one of these classic pieces of clothing.
4. Orange things. Another rather obsessive compulsion.
5. Op-shops and flea markets. Great places to find orange things.
6. Long baths. A few bubbles and a good book and I can quite happily kiss a few hours goodbye.
7. Pattern and colour. Well, it wouldn't really be very textiles student of me not to have a happy place in my heart for these.
8. Art journals. My handbag would feel naked without a moleskin, a glue stick and scissors. You never know when that inspiring idea may come along that you need to document straight away.
9. My studio. It is in boxes at the moment until I move into my new house (which has a spa bath!! oh, happy place) and I feel really weird not having all my bits and pieces around. Here is a pic of my old studio space at art school last year. I love to surround my creative space with inspiration.
10. Blogging. An endless of source inspiration and happy connections and conversations with friendly, creative like minded people.
Now to share the love
Am passing the happy baton onto the following:
1. To a lovely new blogger, Jiah. Also a student at the ANU, School of Art. We were students together and Jiah is now in her final year and is very much a watch-this-space designer. Her patterns are gorgeous and I encourage everyone to visit her gorgeous blog!
2. Handmade romance. Her beardy brooches make me smile!
3. Betty Jo of Lino Forest. I happen to have three of her brooches and I think you all should too!
4. Colour and Sound. Because her turquoise collection is to die for.
5. And finally, Nicole of freshly blended. Her beautiful blog is consistently gorgeous and this girl has one amazing eye for great design!