Friday, December 4, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
I'm thrilled to announce that I am a finalist in the inaugural Victorian Craft Award.
The Victorian Craft Award is Victoria’s largest exhibition of craft artists, showcasing excellence and innovation across all mediums. The exhibition will run across four venues, from 1-15 August, 2015.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Craft Victoria have been running a series of interviews with all of the tutors for the Summer Workshops, and mine can be found here.
There is also a payment plan option for securing your place, in case the purse strings are tight over the Xmas period.
They really have thought of everything!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Just in time for Christmas, the lovely folk at Craft are stocking my Pinwheel Earrings. Made from kid leather and surgical steel hooks, they are so light and are really gorgeous to wear. Available in black, silver and Tiffany blue.
I am coming out of the woodwork in 2015, and the first event is the Summer Workshop Series run by Craft Victoria.
All the workshops are at Art Play in Birrarung Marr, just behind Fed Square.
My workshop in leatherwork skills runs for three Tuesday evenings starting Feb 3rd, from 5:30 - 8:30pm.
Here is the course description -
There are 9 workshops in total, lead by some amazing tutors, and organised by the fabulous folk at Craft. I'm really looking forward to teaching, maybe I will see you there?!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
|Sewing a leather purse for a 5 year-old's birthday|
|Potato stamping with Hazel|
|Fire building over winter|
|Many pots of tea|
|Almond meal cocoa biscuits for my peeps|
|Bread making a few times per week|
|A bit of painting in quiet moments|
|...and felt checkerboards for the school Father's Day stall, these were a labour of love but a real crowd pleaser!|
|Art Fair excursions, wishing I had a few spare thousand $ to shell out|
|Helping Leo cast his hand in plaster to display his loom band mitten at the Royal Show|
|Learning circular knitting!|
|Growing broad beans...|
|Making spinach pie|
|Did HEAPS of yoga, online at Yogaglo and at Dance of Life in Fitzroy|
If you have been following me over on Instagram (@emmagreenwoodmakes) you would have seen all these pics already, but for those of you that I only stay in touch with via Blogger, here's what I've been up to!
I have been on domestic duties for most of the year, helping my family stay on track as Daddy/Sam works ridiculous hours making new sculptures. We have all been very busy, happy and healthy, and are looking forward to seeing Sam's work in new galleries over the next few months.
|We also got married in May on a rainy day at the Registry Office...|
|...and I had a big haircut!|
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Hello all, I'm just letting you know that I'm having an extended break from blogging, as I have too much on my plate to keep up with everything at the moment.
As you know I am no longer a frequent blogger, and I prefer to keep the subject matter shoe related, but the honest truth is that I am not doing much making right now, and probably won't be till Hazel is at school, which is hopefully next year.
We are planning some home renovations, so I'm working at my desk job late into the night when the kids are asleep, to earn some extra coin.
My daily exploits are still visible on Instagram @emblueski, so do come over and say hi.
Monday, March 17, 2014
This recent addition to our book collection has Sam and I in a custody battle, it is absolutely brilliant and so inspiring. Makes me very teary that Mr McQueen is no longer with us.
I'm going to let the (somewhat crappy iphone) images do all the talking.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
The new issue of Handmade Magazine hit my mailbox this week, with a couple of pages devoted to me and my crazy shenanigans!
Elizabeth organised this piece late last year, and in the intervening months it had slipped my mind, so it was a lovely surprise to see it all put together. I'm super-happy with the way it turned out, but just wanted to clarify that I am not, in fact, a part-time musician, I'm not sure where that obscure piece of info came from!?
Anyhow, you can click on these images to make them big enough to read, I hope that you enjoy it and gain some insight into my pedantic technique-driven world.
Friday, February 21, 2014
My current happy place is Happy Valley Shop on Smith St. I love it not just because they are my most recent stockist, and not just because a dear friend works there, but because it is so darn deluxe!
A lot of stores these days are too pretty, too visually busy, too colourful (never thought I would say that!), too girly, but Happy Valley Shop is the antidote to all of that. Best book selection, great mags, well considered gifts for guys and gals, it's a beautiful big space which is peaceful and airy, and always makes my savings card a little less full!
Happy Valley Shop are stocking my leather cases and luggage tags.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Went to the beach and pretended to be Old Gregg
Rearranged my colour-coded books
Did some mending
My kids both made art with their Dad, this is Leo's...
...and this is Hazel's
Scored some Villeroy&Boch at Savers
Ate Bento Box 4 at Ito
Went to the NGV
Made festive beverages in glass jugs, this one is a strawberry basil margarita
Turned 40 and had a huge party!