Yesterday I went along to the morning tea at Meet Me At Mikes. It was nice to get out of the house and meet up with other arty/crafty people in an environment full of pretty things and lots of tea and pretty biscuits. When I was there I got some Kirsten Doran notepaper wrapped up in a cute little pattern paper bag by Brooke.
Since I've started working from home I've found it harder to get motivated. I have little rules set in place, which seem to be working, but I think my expectation that I will make hundreds of things in the day gets me down even though it is not going to happen. I feel busy, but I worry I'm not getting enough done.
One of my rules is get dressed in the morning because in my ideal world I would wear my PJ's all day long. The one day I didn't do that the Real Estate agent came around. I thought of making an excuse like I'm not feeling well, but I realised my best bet was to make no mention of it and act like everything was normal, including the fact that I was not correctly dressed and it was well into the PM. I was only in PJ bottoms, if I was in the whole PJ ensemble, I would have probably just said, oh I'm sick today and coughed a few times. I like to think he didn't notice.
Okay, here is a little blast from the past photo. It is from around 2000/2001 and is my bedroom when I was at art school. The large artwork in the middle is mine, and was a drawing I did from a study of an old library in Ballarat.
The artworks on the right are prints using a Riso printer in high school. We had to develop an image though a little machine by putting this blue plastic mesh and a photocopied image through at the same time, then it was "stretched" onto a plastic frame and we printed with it like a screen print.
The posters on the left are from Victoria Theatre in Gent. If you ever get a chance to see anything they do, run, don't walk to whatever it is. I saw some of their shows 10 years ago when I lived in Gent and I think today it would still be cutting edge theatre, but the stuff that makes you excited, not the stuff that makes you cringe.