Saturday, 25 February 2012


Well, the suitcase is packed (thank goodness for that extension bit!), including coffee, pool noodle and party shoes. The wool for the workshop was packed in ziplock bags and goes nicely in the hand luggage, and will be light to heft up into the compartment! 

Miss Jenelle and our lovely driver Mr Jenelle (aka Rob) are picking me up at 4:30am (GAG!) so it’s an early night here at Chez Amy.  It’s been a strange day, out of the normal routine, knowing I’m going away for a week.  I put one more coat of resin on the WoW beast, so that will have a good weeks curing before I play with it again. Only 3 weeks to finish it when I get back, so I can’t afford any mistakes, which is a little daunting. I like a little room for error. I have found it slightly unnerving that everything so far has gone so well……
It will be good to have a week’s break from it though, and come back to it with a fresh eye and renewed vigour. As I painted on another coat of resin today, I was actually looking forward to the process of sanding it and making sure all the little imperfections that I could see were taken care of. It’s my baby and I want to make her as beautiful as she can be.
Whilst I’m away, we’re getting new windows installed, so I’ve cleared room in the studio for the builder. I had hoped to leave my studio looking tidy and lovely, but it is definitely not that!

You will see in there my new little half scale mannequin (named Jenelle after a certain petite lady I know) with the results of three hours playing with paper at TAFE the other night. Everyone was very impressed with Jenelle, and it certainly is a great way to work through design ideas without using metres of paper and fabric.

The highlight of my week was seeing this photo posted by the World of Wearable Art on facebook – it’s been taken for the latest Air New Zealand ad campaign. My design from 2010, BioLumina features on the right. Slick, no? I feel very proud that out of all the outfits in their collection, mine was chosen for this. It was also 1 of 100 garments recently exhibited in a mini-WOW show in Hong Kong.

Can’t wait to see the show this year, but for now, it’s focusing on making a felt jacket in the Grampians (which I will no doubt wear in NZ!). A holiday away for a week – WOW – I can hardly believe it!
Ciao dahlinks!

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