Friday, February 27, 2009

Slideshow of some of my work

Some of my many hats made over the years since 1987, and some recent ones. To see some currently avaiable go to my etsy shop or have a look here

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Slideshow of some of my hats

Click on this cute photo of Rosie the Gumnut Pixie to be linked to a set of my Flickr Pix, Click full screen expander icon lower right corner, move the cusror away, .................put some nice music on......... and sit back and enjoy.
To get back to Flickr page press the ESCape key on your keyboard, top left

Friday, February 13, 2009

One World One Heart Winners

OK, That was hard to choose, counting backwards , forwards, with the RGN and my own favourite numbers and then finally my best friend 'Intuition'

Here we go .......................the winners are..............................

Ist drawn............. Hege-Anne Simonsen , Norway 'Hege-Annies Paper {He}Art'

A packet of Rainbow Chai Tent Chai and a small sample of Yarns and beads, plus a few bits of possibly interesting 'stuff' about Australia or my local region.

2nd drawn............. 'Digital Misfit' of 'My Hiding Place In Cyber Space'

A small Sampler bag of Chai and a snuggly Neck Cosy, some cushy foot pads, and some Hopefully interesting 'stuff 'about Australia,

3rd drawn............. Danielle Barlow from 'Notes From The Rookery'

A gold bag full of small samples of yarn , in shades of earthy colours, to make something cosy with, a small Sampler bag of Chai, plus some extra goodies and interesting 'stuff' about Australia and where I live.

If anyone is sad they missed out on the Chai, check out Rainbow Chai
you can order some from Michael thru the links there, also have a look at our new blog here
The Rainbow Chai Tent Blog

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Black Saturday 'Mega Fire Storm' 7th February 2009

Well my 7x7th birthday has gone done in history as a 'Black Day' in Australia, So many people caught out in an horrific, devastating, unbelievably fast Mega Fire Storm of an unprecedented Bush Fire.

In another life I may have settled in the region of Kinglake and St Andrews, as so many of my friends have done.

I still don't know how many have survived, and how many are now 'Gone' ! I have heard a few stories of amazing survival, seen a few on the news coverage, and learnt of the death of two dear artist friends, actor Reg Evans, and his beautiful artist partner Angela, who I used to enjoy chatting with at St Andrews market, where I began my Living Rainbows Stall and began selling my Gumnut Pixie Hats.

I fear for Murray and Oku and their beautiful daughter Mahli, in Kinglake, I fear for Martin Carter and his family in Dixon's Creek, I 've heard Hannah Sky is safe, having lost her house in Steels Creek, Bob Brewster and his lovely wife , survived in the concrete cellar, beneath their 3 storey house above in Kinglake West, I saw fellow stall holders, jewllers Michael and Megan amongst those left standing in Kinglake Central, but there are so many others who I know nothing about as yet.

How did my dear friend Deborah Woods and her son Jarrah fare, do they still live along the Toolangi Rd ?
And all those friends, customers, and acquaintances, that I know from St Andrews Market yet have know idea in which valley, or ridge they live in, or lived in, past tense!

Tonight there is an Telethon Appeal Concert in progress and in the first 47 minutes, the Red Cross donation tally has jumped by 1. 7 something Million Dollars ! How amazing is that !

In 4 or 5 days the amount has just been incredible 56 Million

Now it's $60,235,888.00 at 20:53 pm !!!!

And now at the end of the night the Telethon total has reached a staggering $19 Million.
Not sure what the grand total is, yet, but how amazing is that

Our Etsy Down Under Street Team DUST,
has created a special on line sale shop OzBushfire Appeal
created on Sunday 8th Feb and it already has had 208 sales, and raised over $35oo as of earlier today,I don't know what the actual tally is at present.

Here is a link to some survivors stories, just out, just to give a fragment of the picture.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

One World One Heart Giveaway

This Giveaway is now closed, I just need to learn how to 'actually 'close' it
.......aah worked it out
I will be choosing 3 random numbers out of 166 comments.
Good Luck to all who visited and entered !

Click this logo to find out more and to find all the other people taking part, with links to their blogs in the Gypsy caravan

It started on 19 January and ends on the 11th February at 6pm when a winner will be chosen at random. I will announce the winner on the 12th February ASAP.

All you need to do is leave me a comment ON THIS POST and be sure to include your name and email so I have a way to get a hold of you if you are the winner! It's that easy!

My Giveaway will start with this, a Packet of our Handmade Masala Chai Mix, seeing as I have recently begun a Blog for the Rainbow Chai Tent, as well as my own ArtNomadix Blog, and making comments on your blogs tonight, my Username keeps displaying as Rainbow Chai Tent. I will add some other items to this and add them into this post when I have got them together and taken a photo of them in a group, ( Some eclectic yarns, beads and surprises I can only imagine at the moment) but I must post this now and send the email to Lisa.

To learn more about The Rainbow Chai Tent or to order more Chai go to our Main Website

OK here's an Update with more photos of my extra giveaways. My laptop has been playing up these last few days since I joined this OWOH, and so I haven't been able to load the new photos let alone post them here, .... here they are,

No 1 is A full packet of Chai plus a small selection of little extra selected items, from these next photos

No 2 is a small sample bag of chai, (in one of our soon to be 'Collectors Item, Bags', as the packaging will change to a box,.... sometime in the future.....) plus a larger selection of wool and beads, and extra stuff ( things I have kept for some reason or other, and have decided might be of interest to folks who live in totally different types of countries.

No 3 is a small sample bag of Cha,i (Like above), and the blue Neck cosy to keep someone warm somewhere, plus some of the extra paraphenalia abpout Australia, seen in these coming photos .

I will email the selected winners giving the first drawn the first option etc thru to the 3rd drawn lucky blogger.

I'll be closing these comments very soon,..... after dinner, .......seeing as it's most probably the end of 11th Feb over there now too. It's actually 18:43 of the 12th Feb here now ! Lol.

But first it's time for dinner Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Sunday, February 1, 2009

DUST Down Under Street Team

I am a proud member of DUST ,
it's a wonderfully supportive group of Australian Etsy sellers of beautiful handmade creations.
Etsy is an American based International On line Site for sellers of Handmade, Vintage and Supplies.
At Dust, we have a wonderful forum, with friendly people always ready to help out those new to the on-line world, and selling on-line.
We have a monthly Themed Sale that we can take part in if we want, with sale items appearing on our front page, click banner above to go to the Front page.
We also have a Gift Guide
And the Dust Team Blog

The Dust front Page is an excellent way to find some truly amazing Australian Artisans and see some of their stunning work