Monday, November 30, 2009

{ virtual market }

Looking for some handmade goodness for Christmas this year?

Hop over to the current Poppytalk virtual market to check out lots of wonderful Christmas gift ideas including some goodies from yours truly.

Monday, November 23, 2009

{ thoughts on what to wear to a concert }

Between support acts at the Pearl Jam gig on Sunday (Liam Finn was awesome), I got to people watching and it was pretty amazing to see what people were wearing on a 40+ degree afternoon/night. I've never been convinced that there is a ever a place for high heals at a gig and I continue to stand by that.

I'd like to take the thought out of what to wear by making it mandatory that all concert goers must wear what they wore the first time they saw the band. I thought back to my first PJ gig and while I can't remember exactly what I was wearing, the date gives me some clues - 14 March 1995.

Probably a band t-shirt (Alice In Chains? Soundgarden?), possibly Levi 501's, definitely my black Doc Martens. Or perhaps a baby doll dress, black leggings and black Doc Martens. The one constant during that time were my Docs (I still remember thinking that if I ever got married I would wear them to my wedding - still a bit sad I didn't carry through on that one!) so I know for sure I would have worn them that night.

What were your must wear staples in 1995?

{ one of the (many) signs of aging }

Thankfulness upon opening tickets for Pearl Jam gig that we had seats and not general admission standing! Yep, gettin' old.

But even after all these years it's still possible to go to a gig and have it rate in your all time top 5 - good times!

Friday, November 13, 2009

{ time zapper }

I found a brilliant iphone app last night and it's been zapping all my spare time since then. It's called CameraBag and it has a range of special effects to apply to your photos. Here's a couple I've done, many more to come I'm sure!

1 Helga 2 Instant 3 Fisheye 4 1974

Saturday, November 7, 2009

{ more papercutting }

My most most ambitious papercut to date.

Gift for our friends wedding yesterday, hope they like it.