Thursday, March 29, 2012

Process and progress

Thank you everyone for the encouraging comments on the last entry, it really does help to have you rallying around like cute little carrots on sticks, urging me onward.

tribe of one - artisan necklace - reclaimed cotton textile - tribal objects - cluster charm

Tribe of One

This week has been a strain- sitting at the tail end of an old life and making ready to get into a new one feels exactly like what it is- no man's land. This old life is done, but the new one hasn't yet started. I still have the house to pack and some of my mother's things to donate to the local thrift. I've been cleaning out my own stuff as well- this next chapter in my world is about re-filling the spirit and if it's going to work, I have to go into it with as little complications as possible.

Photographic greeting card- Be reverent - meditative church sign

With that in mind, I've opened my photography shop again -albeit briefly- so I can get rid of some old work. There's a 25% off sale happening there too (coupon is FREEBIRD), and all the work in there is not likely to be re-printed any time soon, so don't wait around! I'm also having a secret blog sale in my jewelry shop- just enter the coupon SECRETSALE and get 25% off! Go do it now before I have some kind of artist's crisis and close my shops until after I've moved house. Don't think I won't do that. I'm unstable- anything could happen!


Here's a random shot I found on the internet that shows you what my new surrounds will look like. It's a little mountain suburb of Melbourne called Hurstbridge. Not long ago voted one of the best places in the city to live, Hurstbridge has a two-fold meaning for me; my father's grandparents lived there and recently my two best friends bought a house there. I'll tell you more about it in a later post where I can show you pretty pictures of the town, including the house my great grandparents lived in.

16 comments:

SummersStudio said...

Best of luck with the move. Hurstbridge was one of my favourite places to visit on the weekend when we lived in Melbourne. It is a lovely spot and a good place to heal your soul.

Roberta said...

Yes, best of luck with your move. I do so love seeing photos of Australia. It is so far away and exotic to me. I probably will never get there even though it has been a dream of mine for a long time.

Alice said...

A brave soul you are. It is comforting that your friends will be in the same city so you are not totally alone when you move.

Here's to a smooth process, and a bright new life for you.

NuminosityBeads said...

What huge changes in your life. Wishing you all the strength and fortitude to approach this new chapter in your life. Your art will stay with you always as you move on. All the best to you, Sparrow! You're doing pretty well for having your little clipped wing I'd say.
xoxo KIm

Flotsam Tide said...

That necklace is gorgeous, such rich textural elements and earthiness. It is nice to see a picture of your future home, the landscape looks very inviting and serene. Much love, here I am casting my own little carrot on a stick. You have such a way with words.

xo!
Kim

Jayne said...

I wish you well in your move, you have really been through the mill the last months. I hope you find direction in your artwork you are a very talented girl, I am sure being surrounded by such beautiful countryside will inspire you. Be kind to yourself you have been through so much. Best wishes from England - well am actually in Scotland at the moment. Jayne

stregata said...

Sometimes the best way to heal spiritually is to make a new start... been there...
wishing you the best for your move and your healing.
and sending a little hug - even a tough cookie like you needs a bit of love ;)

artistic rejuvenations said...

good luck with your move. the area looks lovely as does the new neckpiece! <3

Skye said...

wow what a gorgeous looking place! And to have some family history there, as well as current friends! that's just awesome :)

Enjoy the memories that come as you sort through things in preparation for the move.

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Sending good thoughts your way as you start your new journey.

Sidereal Day said...

The necklace is gorgeous! I notice it's gone too.
It sucks to be in no man's land but luckily it's not for too much longer, and the photo of your soon to be new surrounds looks beautiful and serene, a great place for a fresh start and some new perspective.
Try to be good to yourself.

Jeannine said...

Oh, the place you're moving to looks lovely! Good luck with the move. . . You are so tempting me with your coupon codes. I may just have to go splurge a little bit on myself.

As always, lovely to "see" you around again!

Ольга Грабовская said...

Best wishes for you in your new life! There are some of my works, inspired by your glorious jewelry pieces: http://olgagrabovskaya.blogspot.com/2012/04/inspired-by-sparrowsalvage.html (Hope you will not be offended!). I live in Ukraine, now you see, how far your art can get. Everything will be OK, so you'll make more beautiful things!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Oh... Penny, this looks like a lovely area to live in :)
and family history as well
You will for sure get a good new start there and stretch Your wings !! again ...
Guess i will never come to Australia irl due to my spine problems .... but my Youngest daughter may go there to work for a few Years when graduated from Fire Engineer University at the end of this Year...Actually they did call her from Sidney and the company that built the Operahouse wanted her as a consultant so If she feels for going so very far away (hm ..) she may stay there for a while...
I wish You xtra strength in Your body now for the move
take care
Birgitta

Jackie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PENNY!! Enjoy your special day!! Sending good wishes your way.

...Jackie xo

Pretty Things said...

Your photography is wonderful!