I’ve recently come back from holidays with friends. Enjoying the last warm days of summer at the beaches and islands. We also headed down to bustling and sunny Sydney and cool and artsy Melbourne too. So we had a varied holiday which was good – a little beach time, a little city time.
And besides bumming around I visited some art galleries too – glass galleries, artist run initiatives and just some regular art galleries as well. I had an awesome time seeing what artistic people around the country are coming up with! I even went to my favourite Australian designers shops – all 3 of them in 2 cities – Dinosaur Designs. Their jewellery and homewares are so cool, I love how these guys dance to the beat of their own drum. Their work is so unique, I love it.
So when I got home, my head was bursting with inspiration and ideas. I didn’t even flick over Sarah Hornik’s colour calendar to May because I thought my head would burst with more inspiring ideas – lol! So I got my butt into my studio and got some beads made and even some photos.
So this post was meant to be photos of all my latest work. But sadly last week my house was flooded in some massive rains. Things are okay now but I had to ferry all my glass, equipment and air concentrator upstairs to somewhere safe. It was such a shock to see the water in my house, but even more shocking was how fast it was moving. I hope I never see that again.
Ced & I spent our weekend cleaning out all the mud and clearing out all the damaged furniture. We left the windows open for as long as we could to dry it out and stop the mould smell. I think we’ve done okay, no smell now – whew! But eventually we’ll have to get someone in to replace the floor boards and stuff – groan!
So then on Monday I moved my glass equipment back downstairs – hurrah! I was so happy and relieved to have my little studio back in working order again. I was kind of feeling lost there for a bit, but now I have my little place back 🙂 Rejoice, rejoice! I even made a few beads but I think some flood water got into my gas bottle as I’m seeing some scum on my beads! I will have to swap the gas bottles around (there’s one on the BBQ) and see if that helps. But besides that I’m getting back into my work!
Photos are of the flood. I’ll try to find the ones I found before the flood and post them up soon.