Thursday, 7 April 2011


Hi, hold on a mo, I just need to pop myself through the photo copier so I can create a carbon copy and then I should be right! Well I would if I could, but I don't have a photocopier and its getting close to midnight, I don't think I can squeeze through the fax/copy machine.
This reminds me of a  film I saw, for the first time mind, the other day with Michael Keaton and Andy MacDowell - Multiplicity (1996). Doug (Keaton) cant cope with both family and work so has a clone created, which results in a second clone and then a third, four Doug's in total.
Anyway I would be happy with just one more me at the moment, but then again, if I have an Yvonne MK II to do the house work and chores, I could have an Yvonne MK III to work and that would leave me Yvonne MK I, the original, to simply chill out and indulge in my passions, aah, bliss. Oh mind you don't make a copy from a copy as you can get into all sorts of problems, always use the original ;)
So where am I going with this you ask,? Good question.
Well, while as promised, I have been working on Viking knit, trying out a new little kit along with some plated copper wire. As well as continuing to weave 14 meters of fine silver wire into chain, at this moment Rumpelstiltskin comes to mind, lol. Alas I have no creations to feature here this week, and if I cant have another me perhaps just a spare set of hands would help.
Orders arrive full of beady goodness and I don't even get to open the packages on the same day, now "thats just not cricket" mate. Rings are here ready to weave into chain maille and new wubbers lay idle waiting to be played with. Everything sits nicely in a new portable maille storage system (plastic box) that sits idle on the lounge, in full view, just to be sure I don't forget my promise.
Meanwhile in the office my desk is over flowing with Czech beads, at least they have been photographed so they have moved from the portable studio, read - kitchen table, though they need to be listed. Then there is the order from the US wholesaler! that got here in record time and hasn't been opened. I was sort of relying on it arriving next week when the beads would be done and dusted! lol
So after all that I guess I am saying that times have been busy, that I am creating, but just as fine wine and cheese need time to mature to be truly memorable, so do my works in progress.

Thank you for checking out my ramblings, its way past my bedtime, good night Y   Zzz.....snore

Thursday, 24 March 2011

An introduction

"Finally" I hear my friends mutter as they stumble across my first ever blog, actually a few may almost be reeling as they have only just recovered from my new and again first facebook page, but that is more directed to my beady supply site, for now anyway.

So here we are, I welcome your company and your willingness to spend a little of your precious time reading my humble blog :)

I am one of those people with the ability to project into the future, to see the finished result before work has begun. This may sound like an amazing feat and that I should somehow be living a life of wondrous achievements, but alas this is not so. Instead I find myself with dreams, half completed jobs and just a few completed works. I am a planner, a reader, a researcher and a motivator (of others!) but not so much a doer. I envy the creative people I see jump in all hands on deck, throwing caution to the wind, turfing the "instruction manual" out the door and just getting down to the job. I am not a total lost cause, I have learnt quite a bit through study at TAFE and Fremantle arts centre plus photography workshops but I have so much more I want to master, I need to simply buckle down and get on with it and STOP the dreaming.

So here I am starting a blog, and here you are reading my ramblings. I figure if I post here that you will hold me accountable, you will be waiting in the wings for that new piece of jewellery I said I was working on, that technique I am developing, that image I am chasing. It is all so easy to stumble along the way, to wander off in a different direction when there is no one cracking the proverbial whip behind you.

I have come to the conclusion that you can't do it all, well at least I can't, I need to take on a couple of goals at a time.
So now for the accountability!
In my jewellery adventures I am going to concentrate mainly (still cant totally commit can I?) on Chainmaille and wire work for the next couple of months. I am not going to say how many pieces I will get done, that will depend on how much time business and family take up. However when I find I have time these are the two techniques I will be devloping so stay tuned. Oh as for photography, I need to sit in front of the computer and work my way through Photo shop and Capture NX2 so there wont be as much to show there, simply because by the time I finish working (at the computer) I fall asleep if I look at the screen for too much longer lol ;)

I do have completed jewellery works though and have poped a wee few images up now just to show that I am for real :) well we all like to show off our accomplishments to a captive audience at times don't we, and the ever tolerant family can get a bit "yeah what ever" ;)

Ciao Y