Sunday, April 6, 2008

A fortnight of catch up

A bit of catchup required as I was down with the flu last weekend, unfortunately

Weekly Name and Shame: +500g

Oops.... the 3 weeks of hell at work leading up to end of financial year + being sick have played havoc with my weightloss ambitions. WORK-LIFE BALANCE is the key bloggers & bloggettes. Let's hope that it can come off quickly again, particularly now that I am back at the chiro, and he is repairing the damage done to my back from constant sitting and slaving over a hot computer.... I hope so because even the dog is looking a little fat!

On to more fun things, I have this morning finally finished a 1-on-1 swap for artyoz, Bag of Inspiration. (I know, I know, but the end of daylight saving meant that I didn't sleep in). The premise for the swap is that we send a bag of junk to a nominated person, and they return a piece of art using some of said junk.

I had to do a piece for Teresa Abajo ( - check out her blog, great work!) , and I must say that I am very happy with the final result. It is going in the mail today. Here it is:

cool huh! I wanted to make a piece that was free-standing (dust collector for her new house?). I think that she will like it, at least I hope she does. It is very DeMeng inspired, particularly the white spermy shapes and dots, but it did need a lift around the bottom to give it visual balance - the top is quite "busy". It has got that great 1900 mechanics feel, like some sort of bizarre overdecorated machine.

I am looking forward to getting my converted bag of inspiration back from Julian, she has posted pics of the finished piece on her blog - (the obsessive hoarder), and it looks great!!!

My parents are coming to visit with me next week, so I won't have much time for play. The following weekend is stamp camp - YAY, It is the beginning of Camp season!!! I LOVE camps, I get so much done and they are so much fun! I feel (on the inside of course) like a 13 year old going on my first school camp again. I always pack too much stuff, and although every time I say that I am going to minimise the amount of stuff I take by focusing on a couple of projects I am ambitious in how much I can achieve, and end up taking half my studio.

Before camp I will need to stir up my creative juices to make inroads on my nature collab book as my "camp project". I have posted previously regarding my frustrations on this book, so I will be looking for an inspirational breakthrough over the next 2 weeks. I must say though that the breakthrough is looking a long way away - I am finding the requirements too proscriptive. There is also an NZeder in the group, so there are HUGE restrictions on what we can do because so much "natural" stuff won't get through their customs. All I can say is WHY join a NATURE swap from an Aussie group when you KNOW that everyone else will have to "dumb down" their pages so that you can get a book???? AAARGH!!!

Whew - that was cathartic.

Till next time!


Julian said...

Liz your piece looks fantastic.
I'll be putting yours in the post tomorrow- I have to confess Im having a hard time giving it up!

LizzieA01 said...

thanks Julian :-)

Teresa said...

LIIIIIIZ - it's gorgeous! I love it. I feel like whipping around to your place now and picking it up. You are AMAZING!!

LizzieA01 said...

well, don't do that as it has departed from this house - I managed to hand it to the postie as he came round last night. You should get it tomorrow... (assuming that it takes a day to get through sorting in the CBD!