Friday, February 27, 2015

Polaroid Challenge 2015 /2


I'm happy to report I was able to track down some polaroid film just in time to make Feb's deadline! Yay!   The other day I noticed these sunflowers (although possibly the fake kind) growing up in the carpark of a cheap store. We've had a very wet February with lots of storms, rainfall and flooding.  As much as I love the rain I was definitely wishing for some sunshine, less mud and towels that didn't smell funky. So these sunflowers are my hope for some dryer weather and lots and lots of sun as we head into March :)


 If you too would like to take part in the monthly Instax Challenge (I'm slightly cheating by using my polaroid) you can read all about it here!

GOODBYE FEBRUARY and HELLO MARCH!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Presents

I realised I have a lot of little cute gifts I have been given and I always like to share them, so here they are! All the little toys are gifts from Ben, the artwork is from our friend Phil and the book was my anniversary gift :)







my keychain collection grow!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

5 year anniversary

The other week Ben and I celebrated our five year anniversary, to me that sounds like a long time and in the scheme of things really isn't but it's also my longest relationship and that makes me super happy. For those who don't know, Ben and I met through an online dating site. If you have never been on one, 99% of the Aussie guy profiles read something like this

"I'm a fun loving guy, who enjoys hanging out with my mates, going fishing, playing sport"
"I also enjoy cuddling on the couch"

Which sounds good, heck I like cuddling on the couch but after a while that line starts to become a little repetitive. When I read Ben's profile it was weird and he said he liked art and it was pretty much love at first read and sight. I remember feeling totally smittened after our first phone call together. I remember he talked about those tiny, fish shaped, bottles of soy you get with sushi and how awesome they are and that made me think he was awesome. Our first meeting was a little funny but maybe I'll save that for another time.

Our Limerance has lost some of its shine (google it it's interesting!) but how I feel deep down about him is just the same. I'm beyond stoked I got to meet someone weird and cute and smart and goodlooking and so stoked that he liked me back. I'm also so grateful that his heart, like mine has a desire to commit to someone not just in those peachy happy times but through all those annoying, bad mood, peeved off, pms-ing times too. I love him so crazy much and I'm so thankful we met each other :) Five years kind of just happened - we're still the same silly peeps that met, liked each other and luckily still like each other (or even more).  Below are photos from our trip to the Gold Coast we took together (and with Gremlin). I had no idea pet friendly motels existed but apparently they do :)














Sunday, February 15, 2015

Thrifty Sunday /8

Another round of op shop goodies to share with you guys :)

Frankie is a cool Australia mag so I was stoked to find this photo book chock full of photography inspiration :)


A cute echidna magnet!


Pink measuring cups


This totally unnecessary (but awesome!) snail lint brush that


 I just couldn't leave behind :p


Another cat for my collection


And this wicked little mermaid photo holder


All the way from Tokyo Disney Sea :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Brisbane adventure to GOMA



So the other week, Ben and I visited GOMA with our friend Phil :) GOMA is the Modern Art Gallery in Brisbane and at the moment their exhibiton focuses on Japanese art after 1989! My cup of tea :)


We found awesome Yayoi Kusama works :)
Inside "The Obliteration Room", where you get to stick up dots to transform the previously white space

Takashi Murakami gachapon figures

The mini van studio returned (a fav installation) from one of my favourite artists, Yoshitomo Nara!

Some more cute (and naughty!) figurines

Sweet inside detail from Nara's mini van studio!



The craftsman ship in the Indigenous Art section always blow me away!

Echidna!


My only criticism of this current exhibition is that we had seen a lot of the artworks before.  It's only a minor complaint because I really love all the works they curated together!





Kohei Nawa's pixcell deer returned and also parts of pip and pop's "we miss you magic land" installation - you can see past photos I took here




So cute!

The boys were especially blown away by this incredible woodblock print by Sachiko Kazama

and my favourite piece was this painting by Tomoko Kashiki, cutely titled "eating grass"


eep!

We also took a wander around west end to check out some graff

It's nice to see Brisbane getting behind artists initiatives such as  the 'Pillars Project' :)


 I currently have a lovely blank piece of wood that Ben bought me to start a new painting on and it makes me excited for the possibilities :)