Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Little bits of Adelaide

What did you do on your long weekend? Our roadtrip went really well! Here are some pretty highlights from our fun filled trip! Enjoy.

Nic and I at the big balls in Rundle Mall - Adelaide city centre
Prominent Hay Jays

Roadside stop
Sean & I on seaweed mounds in Glenelg
Sean & I - Barossa Valley
A snapshot of my favourite town - Angaston

Pretty kangaroo at the zoo

Monday, April 18, 2011

Adelaide Road trip Treasury

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So.. on this 5 day weekend I am going on a road trip to Adelaide with some friends. I have never been before!
I have created this treasury to celebrate - with some Adelaide inspired pieces and sweet things from Adelaide based Etsy stores! It's what I envision the weekend will be like.
What do you have planned for your weekend?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Florentius The Gardener

Some illustrations and words worth taking a look at - from Kęstutis Kasparavicius, Lithuanian illustrator of children's books. Here are a couple of illustrations from one of his 48 books, Florentius the Gardener.

I think that a good book for children must also be a good book for adults. I try to write so that one would want to read the same book over and over again. Books should be such that one wouldn't want to throw them in the corner after opening the first page. Such that one could turn the pages for a long while, look at the drawings without reading the text, or, quite the opposite, read without paying attention to the illustrations. Such that one could start reading right from the middle or actually try reading from the end. Such that there would be points in them at which one wants to pause and think for a while and, certainly, not rush.

Courtesy of Lithuanian Children's Book Exhibition 'Illustrarium'. Click the link to find many more wonderful illustrators.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rabbit Treasuries

Recently I have been lucky enough to be featured in a couple of rabbit themed treasuries on Etsy. My Tea Sipping Rabbit cameo brooch appeared in this April Tea Lovers Treasury - Lemon Bunnies by battic Also my dearest Samson necklace was featured in this Hippity Hoppity treasury by Tib44 Click the images to see these wonderful treasuries full size! I wish I had more time to make treasuries. It is so fun!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Friend named Autumn

Hello dear friend called Autumn. Your breezes cool us, your sun warms us. Your crunchy leaves make us smile and shorter days make us sleepy. Thank you.

Happiness print by bomobob on Etsy.

Autumn my dear, your already half gone - how can that be? My, how time flies!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

German Film Festival

It's that time of year again- the German Film Festival is on!

From April 7 to April 18th various German films spanning a broad range of genres are being played in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. I have been to see various films there over the past 3 years and been absolutely delighted, laughed, cried, even covered my eyes. There was one film that went way over my head, but another I loved so much that I dragged my friends along to see it with me few days later.

It's just so exciting - I find European films in general are so refreshing compared to mainstream American films. Like me, this may be a great chance to get in touch with your German heritage. Or if you're not German, why not just pretend? I mean who doesn't like chocolate, pretzels and beer? (All things you get for free on opening night, and all things I'm not allowed to have... haha!)

Click here for more info. Auf Wiedersehen!