Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Blues, Ben, Mud and Music

So after an intensive mud walking, gumboot toting, poncho wearing week I am back in Brisbane with all my teeth where I left them and aching thighs.  The 20th annual East Coast Blues Fest was as muddy as it was bluesy.  The weather and the smell of the port-a-loos were about as pleasant as a French man's arm pit but I still managed to rock out or as normal people would say, have fun.  Michael Franti was my number one, super, dooper highlight of the festival.  Check this shit out ... Michael Franti and Spearhead : Hey World (Don't Give Up)

This is me being a wanker, waiting for Ben Harper ... who granted, is a GREAT musician but really a bit of an arrogant twat it seems ... the last two times I've seen him I've been like hhhhhhhmmmmm after (and that's a bad hhhhhmmmmmm not a good noise like the mmmmmmmm you make about ice cream from the tub on the couch or cold baked potatoes from the fridge with too much salt)


Back to arty stuff ... I'm branching out and doing earrings now.  In between being a cool, rock goddess slash blues groover, I sit at home, alone with my dog making Jewellery from children's books.  I have added some of my new earrings to my etsy shop ... also this week I'll be giving away a pair!  Generous  and a looker, what don't I have?  Modesty evidently.


So comment here about anything, and yes I am aware that I look like I've suffered a stoke in this pic.  It's a medical condition called 'being a tired, little bit drunk, moron'.  

Lastly you can vote for my 'upcycled' Etsy products here ... vote, vote, vote !! My little heart brooch from the book the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe was picked in the Eco Friendly Items for a Better World comp on Etsy ... 

 

25 comments:

ohphilippa said...

i love the earrings. i just got the brooches today, thank you so much! my favourites!

diane said...

Hey there, thanks for dropping by. I really like the jewelry you made. I would actually wear that stuff, so I'm not just being kind here. I'm going to vote now. Cheers! xo

Griffin said...

"Generous and a looker, what don't I have? Modesty evidently." ... well I was thinking... a looker and a talented crafter... and generous... and your dog loves ya.

Modesty is for lawyers... who have plenty to be modest about, so there!

You on the other hand, have nothing to be modest about, you are fabulous dahling and whoever says otherwise is a fool... and you can tell 'em the Griffin said so.

littlechrissy said...

Love the new earrings.
Michael Franti rocks my world - am so jealous!

Jade said...

Yay! Congratulations too on your nomination - very well deserved! Your items are always part of my 'wish list'. And the new earings are fab too :)

Little Jane St said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time... Your brooches are adorable!

babalisme said...

Whoooo congrats! and loving the earrings too!

ps. no, it's not my family, I wish they were mine though, hahaha I'd love to be the boy's sister. It's so hard to make a child be that cooperative in front of camera, I think he's a natural.

Tina said...

Oh, thank you for visiting my blog!! Your comment made me laugh so loud I scared my cats!

Alley said...

Hi there!

Your jewelery is so unique and interesting! What an awesome talent you have, I'm completely envious!

Dooder City said...

I adore Michael Franti....such a great live performer right? Beautiful man too. You look so adorable in that photo and your earrings are just as beautiful as all your other stuff:)

Hey Harriet said...

Glad you enjoyed Michael Franti at the Blues Fest. He is very awesome! Congrats on being selected for the Etsy eco-friendly items comp! Good luck!

miriam said...

the broches, so lovely!

and hey, don't think you look like a moron. that's my every day look : )

Chrisy said...

Pleased you survived the rain and mud and some tardy musicians....and now back with more creative ideas....a break always helps doesn't it...

laura said...

A bad 'hmmmm' for Ben Harper? And there I was thinking I was jealous that he would be at the East Coast Blues &Roots Festival and not the West Coast!

Your creations are sweet :)

Ruta said...

wow! i adore your jewellery. it's all so wonderful.

those earrings are gorgeous, i saw them and i was like "omg, how wonderful. their so cute" lol.

anyways, great blog, and thanks for the comment :)

Ruta said...

ps. congratulations on your nomination. :)

Leanne said...

Oh yes shame about the blues fest weather but I garee...worth it for Michael Franti alone! great earings! ... and thanks for popping by my blog! so very cool to have you visit.

prettyoungthing said...

You're awesome, even if you have had a stroke! Loving the earrings.....ok, ok, just loving your whole STORE! Voooooooooooted!

Sally said...

man, look at all the comments. do you feel a bit greedy? now you can give me those (rad) earrings because I have woken up on a friday with a cold. dammit. there goes my weekend.

missdines said...

i love your little creations...i'll definately be going 'gift shopping' in your store next time someone needs a present!

Loz and Dinny said...

Love the earrings - former try hard rock godess sitting at home in need of life ... earrings will help

Alyssa said...

i love your stuff :) and i just wanna throw out there again that your rant post was fabulous and made my day. i shared it with several other people, also making their day!

Jasmine said...

Awesome! I can't stop drooling over your collection. I don't have pierced ears, but I know they'll be getting pierced once I get these babies on. Mmmmmm

Rebecca said...

Is it too late? I want those earrings, they're beautiful!

BJ said...

Ear, Ear! My ears need some cutesy bling on them. They're bare at the moment. This crisis has left me feeling a bit eary.

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