Sunday, March 18, 2012

Teaching an Old Dog Some New Tricks

I am feeling like the old dog, but maybe that is just tiredness. It is possible to teach an old girl some new tricks - just good to keep it all in perspective and not expect too much too quickly. Regardless, it is such a fantastic ride to step sideways and learn new skills. Makes me realise that we really can do anything we set our mind to. (Note to self, think about how to best impart this information to the kids without sounding like a trite and annoying mother!!)

I have been learning how to make bags - and I'm having an absolute ball! This spider hasn't made it onto a bag yet, but it will. The ever important balance of aesthetics and functionality is foremost in my mind tonight. That and the realisation that I have so very much more to learn. And there are a multitude of images I want to put on a multitude of bags and purses ...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Beethoven and Purses

This morning I have been listening to Beethoven via youtube with my boys. We often listen to and watch music clips while we make pancakes on the weekends. I have tried to expose them to older music they have limited exposure to - classic rock and roll to jazz to blues and soul. I even had a disco themed morning with them once. We often dance around the kitchen. There is something incongruous about youtube and classical music though...

This photo of the purses was taken last week at Cascade Print Room in Maldon, Victoria. I am about to start a batch of spider image purses for them this week.