Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008

one day i'll be here!
with only a few hours left til the new year it's usually about this time i think back and reminisce. Boy 2008 sure came with some surprises! On top of my head, here are a few of the things that has happened or i've discovered in 2008.
- I married the bear who still to this day surprises me with gestures of unconditional love and support (i love you baby)
- Olive Farm was born
- Some friends have made the big move over East and i miss them terribly. Waaaah! Sals & Avi! Judith come home and make me tea!
- Since becoming a wifey i've discovered that i'm not that bad a cook haha
- I can sew... who knew?!
- My relationship with IKEA has become... serious
- I'm still and always will be a daddy's girl
- More than ever i value the circle of people who surround me, mainly due to their generous help during the wedding. True colours always comes out during big events and these guys are trully golden.
- The time i've invested into Olive Farm, tho long and tiring, have been worth more to me than any other type of 'work' i previously done.
- Maybe... just maybe... i'm ready to be a mummy =)
- I'm learning on a daily basis to put God before everything
- I've never been so happy
I hope you all have a fabulous NYE, filled with laughter and loved ones. I look forward to what God has installed for me (and you) in 2009.
If i had to wrap up this year with one word it absolutely would be - LOVE

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Life Documentaries

After reading several hundred more blogs I've come to the realisation that the ones i keep coming back to over and over again are those who thoroughly give a run down on their everyday lives.... and of course include pictures.

I, on the other hand, am walking a very fine line between 'here is what i do' and 'here is who i am'.

I've come across blogs where the author has absolutely no hesitations in revealing all their dirty laundry which i believe is very entertaining. However to be honest i don't have the energy to turn my very normal day into a magical story about how the light from the window hit my glass beads in the most perfect way which then caused it to disperse millions of colours all over my studio walls giving me the inspiration to create crystal tiaras.... and then actually take photos of the process. Arghhhh! its all too much.

*sigh* nonetheless if i, and many others, keep coming back to 'those' blogs' then they must be doing something right. I think it's time to let the guard down and show the real livvy. The one who has no shame in taking photos of food at restaurants and stays up til 2am cutting broken hearts outta felt.

It might not be as pretty and entertaining as some others.... but at least it's me.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Veggies are good 4u

hmmm lovely veggies


Look at what i found on my quest for felt inspiration. This etsy store UmeCrafts sells all different types of felt patterns and tutorials. Some really unbelivable stuff, worth checking out. I doubt i'll ever have the patience to create these little beauties, so i thought it would be a great reminder for ppl to eat their veggies.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Fallen off the band wagon

takin it easy at steresonic

Around this time of the year is when things become really crazy for me, social wise.
In a span of 8 weeks there are at least 6 or so bdays, music festivals, xmas parties, not to mention family shindigs.... and last but not least the question of how i'm going to spend NYE is still floating around in Livvy space. This is probably the worst time to get distracted as im finally adding items to my etsy store and need to keep updating and promoting as much as possible however distracted is exactly what i'm feeling.
I've neglected this blog, my studio is becoming a safe haven for junk and clutter, im not feeling the creative juices as much as i used to and even typing these words is too much effort. Yup... distracted and LAZZZZZZYYYYYY!
So, in an effort to pull me outta this slum i've gone back to basics which involves me, a pencil and sketch book. Hopefully this will start things up again and i'll be back better than ever!
This is normal right?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My Dad

is a butcher.
He wasn't always a butcher... it was a career which he stumbled on accidently however he's stuck with it for about 10 years now. He does what most Dad's does, like tell ridiculously un-funny jokes, man the BBQ at parties, protect us from mum, and gave us girls money for petrol whenever we were broke.
Yup, Dad has always played a huge part in my life, especially when it came to encouraging us girls (i have 3 sisters) of pursuing our dreams. I wasn't really sure what he would say when i told him of my recent endeavor with Olive Farm since i previously had a pretty decent job however after listening intently to me going on and on he paused for a moment before saying something on the lines of 'I knew you had it in you'. Awwwwww *sniffles* Such an awesome guy =)
In honour to the guy, whom my sisters and i affectionately refer to as the 'old man', i made this gorgeous lil lookalike mini doll to put on your keys, hang off your bag or to simply sit next to your computer as you think of your own Dad. I decided to have him dressed in his butchers uniform out of respect to his profession.
Meet my Dad, the Butcher.