inspiring folk · out and about

Daring greatly: Creativity for Business Success with Clare Bowditch

Being fifty-something and a small business operator, I’ve been to a few business events in my time. Some might say: a few too many. I find them a bit ho-hum. Last night, Clare Bowditch put ho-hum in its boring little corner and filled the space with hoopla, imagination and down-to-earthiness at the Small Business Festival… Continue reading Daring greatly: Creativity for Business Success with Clare Bowditch

inspiring folk · out and about

“The night has a thousand eyes”

Being fifty-something, I love an exhibition opening. I love any excuse to get together and celebrate creativity. Unfortunately, we missed the opening night festivities for the debut Geelong Illustrators exhibition, intriguingly titled “The night has a thousand eyes”. Knowing that the Geelong Illustrators collective is replete with talented local artists, My Girl and I were… Continue reading “The night has a thousand eyes”

craftiness · it's all about me · organising /good ideas at the time

Hit me with your ribbon stick (climbing back into the craft saddle)

Being fifty-something, I’m nothing if not persistent. The horror of my near-death-by-scrapbooking experience is slowly fading. So much so that last weekend I climbed back into the crafting saddle … boots and all. Inspired by the lithe young gymnasts at the London Olympics, I resolved to attempt a gymnast’s ribbon wand as a gift for… Continue reading Hit me with your ribbon stick (climbing back into the craft saddle)

bookishness · craftiness · remembering / musing

In the frame – a stranger’s memories

Being fifty-something doesn’t mean I get it right every time. Quite the opposite. And because I’m wiser (with age, of course) I’m more aware when I get it wrong. Always after the fact. Obviously, I should have asked for help (or joined a support group) on this one earlier. Much earlier. Here’s how it unfolded.… Continue reading In the frame – a stranger’s memories

craftiness · shopping / or not

Tardy teacup candles (and the crappy end of crafting)

Being fifty-something, I’m seeking to extend my craft repertoire as fast as possible. (While I’ve got time, right?) I’m looking for easy, quick, inexpensive craft projects … least-effort-for-maximum-impact. Yes, I’m lazy. I’d been thinking about teacup candles for a couple of months, browsing through the odd online tutorial, mostly coveting all that vintage china and moody… Continue reading Tardy teacup candles (and the crappy end of crafting)

craftiness · inspiring folk · shopping / or not

Lunar Concept Store and Gallery – Mark II

Being fifty-something, I know that some things are too much to digest in one sitting. That’s exactly how it was when I visited the brand new Lunar Concept Store and Gallery in Pakington St, Geelong West last week. Just when I thought I’d had my fill of the gorgeous visual feast on offer, I glanced… Continue reading Lunar Concept Store and Gallery – Mark II