Earn life

Ian Malcolm

Recently I was scrolling through Instagram, and there was a chalkboard sign with a lovely script font that made me stop scrolling and take a closer look. Huh, I thought. Earn life – that is quite profound. On closer inspection, it actually said Farm life. Here I am having a reflective moment over something I […]

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Crafternoon Tea markets

Helen Emmett Manuka Pendant

In August 2018 there was a fantastic article in the NZ Herald about the Crafternoon Tea markets. This is my favourite market, and I’m so proud to be part of it. So far they are only in Auckland, and are monthly in Albany and Kingsland, and there are also pop up markets in Mt Albert […]

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Into the wild

A while ago I watched the movie ‘Wild’, which is based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, detailing her hike along the PCT, which she did – she says, “in order to save myself“. Now I’m usually a horror movie kind of girl, so this was not something I would usually choose. It actually appealed to me, […]

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And there goes another deadline

When I started my blog in March 2016, I went “Yeah! I’m going to publish one blog post a month, and do a painting to go with each post. I’m going to be so productive, I’m going to be a painting-blog-post-writing machine!!” … and then life happened. Fear happened. Procrastination, chores, bills and self-doubt happened. And […]

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Music = instant happiness

Skid Row

This story if for my older friends. And by older, I mean my age. As in, late 30’s and above. While stuck in traffic this afternoon, after a very, very trying day, I decided to change the CD in my car. After 3 weeks of Appetite for Destruction, I felt like I needed a change. […]

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For the love

Surviving markets in the rain

Here is a shot of my jewellery, neatly arranged around the ever-growing puddle on my table. Good thing I had a pot plant for my display that I could use to help catch the drips! After almost 10 months off, I finally returned to the Devonport craft market today. I picked a real stunner of a […]

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Emma told Sarah she was in trouble

Emma told Sarah she was in trouble

So … who was in trouble??? Emma or Sarah? I saw a lovely quote the other day by Henry David Thoreau that said “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” That rang so true for me. Everyone interprets things differently, and it can lead to confusion, misunderstandings, laughter and astounding […]

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