Saturday, 23 January 2010

hello blog, a nice book and scenes from my studio *and a reminder*



I am being rather shamefully neglectful of my blog at the moment, I'm still reading all of yours and commenting too, but almost a week has passed and I haven't been here at all. I think it's largely because of the blog camp 365, it's turned into a diary of sorts, and maybe that fools me into thinking I have been blogging when I haven't. Anyway, it's hardly cataclysmic or earth-shattering, it doesn't matter at all come to think of it, but still, I don't wish to seem neglectful.





This week has been rather momentous in its own way, Iris started kindergarten and it went wonderfully and very smoothly.

I have made a couple of plates..





Sharpened all my pencils...



And packaged up a couple of orders and carried on with my latest overwhelming obsession, which is to rid this house of all unwanted and unnecessary items, and to that end two bulging bags of clothes went off to the charity shop, it's a good feeling. We're getting there.

Anyway, I have hardly done any thrifting lately, but I did find this lovely book called Make Music - a book of musical experimentation for young people, published 1967. Aren't the illustrations a treat?











Right I'm off to eat a delicious-smelling aubergine and broccoli laksa and what's more, I duly promise to show up here a bit more often.

*ALSO* just a note to say this is the *LAST* week of the sale in the shop, I will be adding all *NEW* things early next week. So go bag some bargains!

18 comments:

TheMadHouse said...

Love the book, but more than that I need, want, must have some of your streamers. Were did you get them from, can you get me any????

We used to put them up when I was small and have been looking for some for ages.

jane said...

hey sweetie! i know what you mean- flickr can be very addicting. i remeber sara´s first day of school. she ran off to play with hardly a good bye. i was the one that was crying. ;) besos!

Toosdai said...

lovely plates! and yes, that book is just darling. thank you for sharing!

kristina - no penny for them said...

good to hear that iris had a smooth start in kindergarden.

and those new plates are fab!

hope you are having a cozy weekend.

Kylie said...

That book is just divine - I love it! Such a sad but soon very happy moment when they start Kindergarten - I hope it all goes well and that you discover the joys of child-free time quickly :) It took me weeks to stop feeling lost when my big girl started nursery. Your new plates are gorgeous and I love your sharpened pencils too. Have a great week ahead! K

artemis said...

Oh Nath, your first plate is gorgeous! You clever stick!

mise said...

Your new plates are lovely, and pencil-sharpening is my very favourite displacement activity.

trinsch said...

love that book, looks the best.

that laksa thing you just mentioned got me all hungry.

suzie said...

oh, hello you! Those pencils won't sharpen themselves you know, someone's gotta do it so you are forgiven for not being around.

St├ęphanie said...

Just adorable !

Jane O Sullivan said...

...its all as its meant to be nath.........super good luck in this new phase of your life , I am so happy for you :)
fab book find !

Lovely World said...

Oh! I cried a bit when my daughter (my first) started Kindergarten. Interesting to read you are trying to clean your house of all the unused, unnecessary things. I am too. How did they get into the house in the first place?

Fine Little Day said...

O the plates with the three triangles is gorgeous Nath!
The book looks yummie too.

Alex said...

Sharpened pencils... mmm... We used to have sharpening competitions at school to see who could get the leads the longest and I've come over all nostalgic now!

Francesca said...

that book is to die for!

kerri said...

i am so glad that your wee one has settled in to kindie. have they started activities yet? x

Artist said...

I was reading your great post when I saw the name Iris. It's a beautiful name, for me even in a double sense. As being synesthete I live a life in colors. Synesthesia means that I see colors when I see words and numbers.I transform this in paintings of names and birthdays. The name Iris I've just painted these days, it was so fun.

Francesca said...

longing to hear about your london trip. x