Wednesday, 4 March 2009

First show for 2009 and an award

My first show for the year has been and gone and I had a great day out. The occasion was the International Women's Day in the Warrumbungles Shire, and they had an amazing number of speakers - all interesting women from within the Shire. Speakers included a local doctor, a resident originally from South America, an aboriginal elder, a herbalist, a previous shire councillor, a local choir ... and more. There were a small collection of booths from local concerns, all run by women. Everyone was extremely friendly and I was glad to see the men had been put to work in the kitchen ;) - they were profusely thanked, after all, we don't get them in there very often!

Do you ever wonder what you actually do in a day, a week, a month? I frequently ponder and occasionally get a bit distressed at how much time I spend doing 'nothing', or at least 'nothing productive'. At least I'm not alone. In my regular visits to my favourite blogs I see that Nicole of the Modern Goddess Online is wondering where the last two months have gone, and Terry of Magical Beadstalk has actually dissected her day to try and work out where the time goes LOL. Of course we all really do achieve things - they're just not always glaringly apparent! That's my story, at any rate, and I'm sticking to it!

I've feel very honoured to have been awarded the Kreativ Blogger award twice in the past week - once by Theresa of TiLT creations and by Jennifer of It's A Beauty Filled Life! Thank you so much ladies :)

Now, the rules of this award are to list seven things that I love, and to then pass this award on to seven bloggers that I love. I must also make sure to tag them and let them know they have won. So, here we go....

7 Things I Love:

1. chocolate - I'm sure I've mentioned this one before, but deserves to be said again!
2. the colour green. I can't help it. Long term readers will know of my penchant for green jewellery. Maybe I need help.
3. my herbalist
4. blogging friends
5. warm sunshine on a cold day.
6. Jane Austen
7. Trinny & Susannah

7 Bloggers that I love:

1. Mariam of Angelshair. I have only just found Mariam's blog - she has some beautiful images of her work and some profound thoughts.
2. Ann of Ann Again...and again - always an entertaining read
3. Trisha Funky Food Allergies - because she HAS to be creative with toddler who has multiple food allergies.
4. Andrew of Chainmaille by BMOI - a new artist I have met who creates beautiful handpainted glasses and incredible chainmaille.
5. Elizabeth of La Toriana - beautiful quality children's wear - its enough to make me wish my children were younger!
6. Giggle Smile Designs - children's wall decor - another blog that makes me want to wind back the clock.
7. Lori of Pretty Things - because she always has great pictures and something interesting to say!

Today's picture is a necklace of lava and silver that sold at the show last weekend. Full of contrasts - rough/smooth, dark/light, matte/shiny all added up to alot of impact even though it wasn't that large a piece.


Veronica Lee said...

This is a very unique creation.Very contemporary and classy. Great job as always, Annette! Looking forward to seeing more of your fab creations!

Carol said...

Yes, I feel like I'm not as productive as I would like to be. Based on your blog; you look like you are productive! Beautiful jewelry: I've never seen beads like those before; interesting texture.

Unknown said...

Beautiful pieces and congrats on your much deserved award!

Angelshair said...

Oh Annette, I feel so honored to receive this award!! Especially from you, I love your blog and your work!!!!
Your table presentation at this show was amazing. Thanks again!

Julie from JulieChats said...

I love the lava necklace! Congrats on your award & the show!

ChezChani said...

I don't think anyone can or should be something productive every minute of the day. You need a mental holiday.

Pretty Things said...

Thank you Annette! I'll post this tomorrow!

Your show table looks awesome! I'd spend a lot of time there. I swear I have more "other people's jewelry than my own!

Anonymous said...

Annette, I love the lava bead design! If there is anyone deserving of the blog award, it's yours! You are always so positive and encouraging, it's a wonderful read! Teri

Ann Harrison said...

Annette, thank you for sharing such a wonderful gift. I truly appreciate this. I'm honored.

The fact that someone with such talent reads my words fills me with joy.

Thank you!

Jennifer said...

I love the necklace! Do I say that too much? But really, I do! :-) Congratulations on your show! I'm glad to hear you had a great time.

I am Harriet said...

Just stopping by to say "HELLO!".
Have a great day and TGIF!

Ingrid Moyle said...

Love the lava piece - unique, gorgeous and stunning!

Anonymous said...

I love the look of your stand, well done!

Activities@home said...

Oh, this is great. Congratulation on the awards. You deserve it.

Name: Holly Bowne said...

I absolutely love the contrast of the rough lava stone with the sleek silver. Just beautiful. And as far as not being productive--I've actually performed time studies on myself to figure out where my day has gone!

Congratulations on your award!

A Beaded Affair said...

You know I always love your beaded work. Lavastone is a new favorite. The texture is wonderful. Must find some more next shopping trip.
Congrats on the award and the great show.

icklekids said...

That's great that you had a great day at your first show - your stand looks fantastic! I love going to trade fairs and markets as well.

I've actually got a market coming up this Sunday in Melbourne which will be lots of fun!

Anonymous said...

Annette, I just love how you set up your displays at shows and expos. Congrats on your award.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to be participating in the Brisbane Paper Crafts Festival and your table display has inspired me to be a little more creative with my stall. Thank you.


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