Friday, March 31, 2006

5 Senses Friday...

Printed tile bought from an ECA degree show a few years ago...

Cripes! What a busy busy week....how has it been for you? I am SO glad that it is Friday, and I can get a bit of a long lie tomorrow. I have been struggling all week, what with the clocks going back, and just feel knackered, but good knackered if you know what I mean?!! I have pretty much cleared the decks of all my jobs..the last ivories are drying, necklaces have been strung..it's all good. Have you realised today is the last day of the quarter...it feels quite good to have gotten through so much of the year already and still be afloat. This months business account statement said I paid more money in than took out...so it was a good month! Thank you all so much for your support..orders, kind words..everything, it sure has helped get me through the hard start to my fist full year of trading- you are all so very appreciated! :)
A bit of news...today I sent off some work to the fabulous store Rare Device run by the lovely Rena Tom who's work I very much admire! I am really delighted to be stocking them..and it my first stockists overseas (never mind that's it's NY!!) so it is a big milestone for me..yay!!

Righto..so on with the sensory part of the programme:...

Sight: Looking for seriously comfy footwear for the big French walkabout next month and saw thatCamper's new spring/summer collection is wonderful , and that they have started to make size 9's (42)..hurrah!!...after Mav's posts on art, I was inspired to hang these on my wall (they had been inside my cupboard door)..and I am reminded just how much I love them!!.... I am just in love with this book, and can firmly say I WANT it so badly, I am reminded just how much here and , here as soon as I can figure out how to get Japanese Amazon to accept my address..I will!!

Touch: Cold chill of smokey quartz beads whilst stringing necklaces, waxed paper wrapping from a sandwich from Heart Buchanan deli ....now this image from Stella touches my soul (does that count?)

Sound: Prince, Purple Rain....that will never get old for me, it's so beautiful (nor will he!), The Eagles..as I am going to their farewell tour soon and must be able to sing along to all their hits!(rock on!)...the sound of children running around outside in the 'sunshine!'.....the tweeting of finches building a nest in the tree outside the window of the hall where I do Tai Chi (so calming to me).

Taste: Chicken Suppers (always nicer in theory than in reality!).....Rare fillet steak with large green salad and crusty wholemeal bread....Moroccan fig and orange blossom jam (dark, treacley and fragrant)...fruit salad with mango and pineapple (rock hard strawberries..boo).

Smell: Bacon frying last weekend....Manilla envelopes....the pages of a new magazine .....Spray Varnish...the air after the rain, fresh and green smelling...:)

I find this such a good exercise, as it makes me realise how little attention I pay to touch and smell, compared to the other senses. I am a wholly visual person, so maybe when one sense prevails..the others become less-so?? It is good to make myself think about my week in this way..I enjoy it very much..and my super tidy (still) room has helped me no end..it's been a good week! :) Hope everyone else had a lovely week too...Off to make some supper now.
Happy friday to you my dears! XX

12 comments:

jenny vorwaller said...

oh abigail! neato baout rearedevice! i had just emailed them last week when a friend said that rena was looking for new stuff...but im not sure if i'm what she's looking for? ;) no reply yet...might be an answer. at any rate, i think that's awesome!

and happy friday to you too my dear!

stella said...

ooh i am so excited to have your stuff in this city!!
how exciting. congratulations, congratulations!

i love reading about your 5 senses. :)

lisa s said...

congrats on rare device... well well deserved....

i hope you have a relaxing and restful weekend..... i can't believe my package will be in the post soon... as will yours i think... i've been busy today and have plans to finish a little something this weekend....

great 5 senses.... as always...xo

abby said...

congratulations! I wish I was in NYC so I could go see your stuff! I love this post,thanks for sharing. I am posting you the mags this weekend-hope you'll enjoy them. How much longer until Paris? Are you so excited? any grand plans? Have a great weekend-abby

Shari said...

hi abigail
love your post this week. first, congrats on rare device. wahoo!! i love campers too and am on the lookout for a new pair of shoes. the jam sounds delish as is stella's work. here comes the weekend. relish it my dear! xo! shari

gracia said...

What a wonderful homage to the week - I'm in sensory overload! And, I am loving reading all the different 5 senses posted by everyone...
We thankfully gain the hour you lose tomorrow over here... so I'll be sure to use it well! A lie in with the Sunday papers is called for i think...
At yoga this-morning I was lucky enough to nab the spot by the window... so I could watch the Wattle birds jump from branch to branch in the large grey gum tree. It's up on the 2nd floor so the view is right at their height. How funny that you too enjoy the nest building finches near Tai Chi.

IMEDAGOZE said...

Congratulations on Rare Device! It's must be really exciting to see your jewelry in NYC!!! I'm so happy to hear it... More shops to come! :)

Aurora said...

Abigail, Congratulations on Rare Device! That means I get to see your beautiful work in person! Yay! Happy Friday and thank you for your kind words about my work. (c;

Marieke said...

That's such good news, about your work selling in NY! Congratulations Abigail. You so deserve it. Enjoy what's left of your Sunday x

Abigail said...

Hello all :) Thanks so much for all your lovely comments + support..tis much appreciated...

Stella + Aurora, I am so delighted to have my stuff in NY..you are SO lucky to live there, what fun it must be!

Jenny..that would be great-keep me posted!!

Lisa..I am posting out 2moro, and am SO excited about my original LS! :D

Abby..thanks so much, that was so sweet of you! I shall pick you up a french elle deco when in Paris! I really am so excited + looking forward to the break emmensely..will be going to Versailles (havn't been before) and a Seine river trip by night to see the light show at the Eiffel tower (have been up before so not this time prob) plus lots of flea markets at the weekend, and walking around the beatiful city *beam*

Shari..I am going to order some Campers today, and managed to get some cute pumps in town yesterday. Hope you get something fun for the footsies too!

Gracia..so lovely to see the birds..just enhances the relaxing experience even more!

Marieke..thanks so much!Have a great rest of weekend too..the fleamarket you emailed me about sounds fab! (even with the french fry smell :DDD)

Kisses to all!! Xox

sharon whyte said...

wonderful news on rare device - well done! hope you had a good weekend. i too am feeling the effects of the time change (still!) and last week was just a wash out for me - coping with it is definitely getting harder as i get older!

rena said...

abigail i haven't gotten the box yet but i am SO looking forward to it! i will blog it as soon as it arrives...

jenny (and anyone else who has written) - i do check out every email from designers but i seriously get a dozen a day...every day...and just can't write to everyone or i wouldn't get a thing done. if i can't get you in the store now, it might be later, i keep a file and go through it to fill a specific need. but always send! thank you!