Monday, 26 September 2011

Happy happy joy joy

So, this is just like, totally, the best week evaaaaaah?

I spent all weekend learning new skillz from internationally renowned jeweller and personal hero, Tim McCreight. What a top bloke. He has published a tonne of books that I've been using since uni, and I geeked out a bit upon meeting him- fame!

This week I'll be teaching beginner's silversmithing to Queensland's best and brightest Year Twelve art students, who are coming from all over Queensland to spend a week in the big smoke. I've been doing this class for a few years now, and it's always such a joy- they are so motivated and involved and just plain bright-eyed and bushy tailed. Bless their enthusiastic little hearts.

On Thursday night this exhibition is opening- 100 brooches, made by 100 female Australian jewellers. There is jewellery royalty in this thing. And also me. You should pop in for a champers and a gander, if you're in the area.

And just to top it all off, as of about three hours ago I became a first-time aunty. Miriama Anne, we don't even know you yet and we already love you. Welcome to the world.


Thea said...

Oh congratulations on becoming an aunty! Nieces and nephews are so much fun.

Melanie said...

Have fun at the Tinker Tailor opening! Unfortunately I won't be going as I live 600kms away now, but I did the graphic design of the book! So I've had a sneak peek and have seen the beautiful brooch that you designed! Well done! :) Melanie