Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Martina Celerin - Textile Artist Extraordinaire

It's always fun to find a textile artist whose work makes you think 'hang the expense I want some of that'. That was my immeadiate thought when I saw Martina Celerins beautiful 3D art work.
Her piece called Spring Treasures is so beautiful.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Priorities and Committments Part 2

In 2009 I wrote a blog post about Priorites and Commitments.
In that post I said that as the AGM's of the many committees I was on came around I would not stand for office again.
It's only taken me 4 years to get there but I am blessedly committee free at the moment. I only belong to the SA Cloth Doll Club and the Embroiderers Guild of SA now.
Despite my love of a myriad of crafts I still work full time, I'm still a wife, mother and grandmother and that takes priority.
In that old blog post I said "I will do the things I like. I will have to study for work and as I still have to work for about another 20 years I need to do this. I will stop being the fix it person and if anybody doesn't like it tough. I am sorry if that sounds harsh but I feel that for my own mental health I should do this." I haven't stopped being the fix it person and I doubt I ever will but now most of that is at work and they pay me to do it.
It's hard to not put my hand up and say I'll go on a lot of committees but I have and I will limit myself to one at a time. As I said above I am on none at the moment but there is the whisper of one in the pipeline that I've tentatively said I'll do so we shall see.
I am getting things ready for several exhibitions I am involved in this year and I'm gathering things for the basket making workshop I'm doing in Ballarat so it's all about me. And I'm not sorry about that.