Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I recently received a print I purchased from Catherine Campbell of My Folk Lover (originally found via Pippi) which I love, there is something about the line art of Tattoos that is appealing and the paper cut swallow.
I left it on my dressing table with a few other things I found when cleaning up including the postcard (on the right) I bought at the Getty. I was struck by the comparison between the depiction of women in art 200 years ago and the depiction of women now. One by an old dead Frenchman and one by a young alive Australian woman.
Both pairs of eyes are so penetrating, the images are so similar and yet different.
ps. Her name is Louise-Antoinette Feuradent and she was painted by Jean-Francois Millet in 1841.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
The Hen House is finished and we are in the market for some girls. So last weekend we headed to the Poultry Pavilion at the Show Grounds for The Tasmanian Rare Breeds Poultry Club Show and Sale Day. Unfortunately when we got there, there were mostly Cocks left and as well all know they might be good for babies, but not that useful on a day to day level.
We are after some layers, we are nearly decided.... we think maybe, some Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshire and a Black and White one (forgot the name).
Anyhoo, I had a great day out at the Designed; Made Market the other day. I met lots of lovely people and after I defrosted from the morning chill, had a very lovely day. Some of you dear readers came out of the closet and said hello, which is always a surprise and a thrill. I will be having a stall at the next Blackman's Bay Beach Market on June 6, and there will be lots of lovely stalls (including some other bloggers) so pencil it on the calender.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
There is no shortage of markets this weekend. Lots of lovely Tasmanian designed and made wares to be discovered.
If you are in Hobart then head down to the Courtyard at the Henry Jones for the Design Island Designed; Made market (look out for me and say hello).
Then it is a short hop over to the Masonic Hall on Sandy Bay Road for The Market, on again with more wonderful stalls and products.
If you are in Launceston then you have two days to wander around Niche Design Market at the Academy of Arts at Inveresk.