Wednesday, 30 September 2009

September Giveaway Results...

...drumroll please! I used a random generator to generate the winning number comment post - which was number 6! Sam from Matou en Peluche! You can see her fabulous blog here and her Etsy store here.


Ruby and Jade

This was so much fun, I think I might do it again...stay tuned...

Art Gallery visit

The boys and I visited the South Australian Art Gallery today, and we all came away with new favourite art.

William was drawn in by this:

Persecuted Lovers by Arthur Boyd

Jacob was enamoured with the skulls in this (but I think failed to see the significance of the artwork)

United Spectre by eX de Medici (available here)

And I felt overawed by this:

Virgin and Child by Bouguereau

I'd love to visit again soon, at a slightly less break neck speed!

Wishlist Wednesday

Gorgeous spring-like jewel tones.



Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Monday, 28 September 2009

Sandra Suy

Sandra Suy is a talented fashion illustrator who lives in Barcelona.





You can find more of her work here.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Sale - 25th-27th September

Shhh...a sneak peek for my blog readers. :)

I'm absolutely delighted to announce that I am participating in the Weekend Deals promotion on Etsy, as part of the DUST team. The DUST team is a fabulous group of talented Aussie crafters and artists, you can find out more about us here.

From 25th-27th September, I am offering 25% off store wide, with free shipping - worldwide - as well! Upon checkout, please leave "Weekend Deals" in the notes to seller, and I will send you a revised invoice, reflecting the discounted total.


For my shop - Realisation Creations - please click here...and for more bargains, please check here to see what other Aussie shops are participating...you might find something you desperately "need"... ;)

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

All very different items this week, but all items I covet!



All of these lovelies available on Etsy.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Front Page

What a lovely surprise to wake up to the news I had been on the Front Page of Etsy!

The lovely Eleanor from StudioElan (who's work I covet!) featured my Rosewater and Pistachio necklace in this stunning list. Thank you!

Monday, 21 September 2009

Svefn-G-Englar

Soft, lush and romantic. I happened to be listening to Sigur Ros as I made these lovelies, and I noticed that one particular song - Svefn-G-Englar - just "felt" like these earrings. I was delighted when I looked up the meaning - it's literally "sleepwalkers".

I was even more delighted when I found this amazing filmclip on youtube:



Petite, smooth briolettes of palest blue mystic quartz sway at the base of these detailed earrings. Hanging from columns of wirewrapped white topaz ovals, and topped with ornate Balinese silver ear wires, these also feature sweet wirewrapped charms of freshwater pearls - in ivory and mauve - and soft green fluorite rondelles. These were oxidised deeply in an organic fashion, and then rubbed back slightly. The dark silver is simply stunning against the muted palette of gems and pearls.

These measure a dramatic 7.7cm or 3" in length.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Lakshmi

Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth - both physical and spiritual wealth. Her devotees worship her for her grace, beauty and charm. She also represents fertility, light, generosity and courage - a benign and loving deity.

These decadent earrings have been created around the light blue chalcedony coins. A frame of wire, which was wrapped with rubies, houses two tiers of fine sterling chain, with additional mini tassels of chain to either side of the design. Violet-blue petite briolettes of iolite swing next to teensy coordinated rubies, which punctuate the sweeping tendrils of chain. My hand forged ear wires complete the elaborate design, which has then ben oxidised heavily, and rubbed back lightly.

This extravagent design measures 8.1cm or 3.2".

You can see more photos of this design here in my Etsy store.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Luís Araújo

Amazing artwork from Luis Araújo, who works under the name The Ninth House. He is a graphic designer and illustrator, and you can see more of his work here.






You can even become a fan of Luís' work on Facebook here (I did!)

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Egon Schiele

I just finished a fantastic book about Egon Schiele (1890-1918) by Lewis Crofts, "The Pornographer of Vienna". Schiele was an Austrian Expressionist that I previously did not know of terribly well, but I have always been in awe of his work. The very caricature of a starving artist, he even endured imprisonment and had his work destroyed on charges of "seduction and abduction". (These charges were later dropped, and he was sentenced to 30 days in prison on the lesser charges of "exhibiting erotic drawings in a place accessible to children").

Schiele's work concentrated on the seedier aspects of Vienna during the decline of the Habsburg Empire, which outraged both the public and art critics. He died 3 days after his pregnant wife's demise during the 1918 flu epidemic.





Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

In honour of Muse releasing an amazing new album recently, I searched for "muse" on Etsy to create my Wishlist this week.



Tuesday, 15 September 2009