Friday, October 12, 2007


Well, it's been a long time coming but finally Soulscape Artistry is expanding. It is exciting to add another artist to the website and therefore to the collective. Penel of Fire Bird Beads is a beader who I first met at the Bead and Gem Show in 2004. Turned out, we lived near to each other and gradually over the years we have helped each other out. I believe Penel's business will add a great deal to the live of Soulscape Artistry.

It shows that sometimes, it's just the timing that needs to be right. This beading job of mine is only part time and sometimes progress is slow because of that. Slow does not mean that nothing is happening though. These last two weeks have seen the addition of Penel to the website as well as having my work taken by two stores on consignment. Hopefully it is the start of exciting things.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Mothers' Day Open House

First weekend of May was the second annual Mothers' Day Open House presented by Soulscape Artistry. Things were a little different this time as Sarah was off shooting a movie. I was on my own. I set everything up the night before and waited for the people to roll on in just like every other time.

Two people came.

Oh my. This is bad. I was prepared for a little quiet, but nobody!!!

Depressed, I went to bed and hoped that the Saturday would be better. It was a little better.

Eleven people came.

There is nothing quite like a time where you put lots of effort into an event and you're left sitting by yourself at home hoping to hear people at the door. The car doors from next door make you strain in hopes the people are actually coming to see you, voices make you look up to the window in hopes of seeing a face. Not pretty.

Things picked up a little in the afternoon. Some people stayed for a while. Others came and went fairly quickly. I was thinking that it was good that at least some things had been bought. Nelda had sold 3 beautiful handbags by the end of the day. Marjo had sold a rock and a plaque. Sarah had sold some things, as had I.

And so the day came to an end. Now for the truth. What had we achieved? Imagine my surprise when sales were added up and we had sold just over $800 worth of goods. OH MY GOODNESS!!

So lesson learnt. Never lose faith.

The work we do is of a wonderful standard and people really do love it. There is also the possibility of a couple of the ladies who came holding a showing for their friends. I do so hope it happens. I have always planned for the business to expand naturally as people come to know what we do. I hope I am not disappointed.

Onward and upward.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Australian Etsy Sellers Blog

There is now a blog featuring the many Australian artists who sell through etsy. Different people will be featured at various times. Drop in and have a look. Sometimes there will be competitions, (there is one going now) and news of what us 'DUST'ers are doing. Here's the link:

Aussie etsy blog

Friday, April 20, 2007


If you look to the side you will see a new link to my Squidoo lens. I decided to have a go. Pop on by and take a look.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Second Prize!

I just won second prize for my Designer Quest entry!! How exciting is that!!!!!! Yaay me.

See two posts down March/April Designer Quest for picture.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Happy Easter Everyone

The Night before Easter
Little bit of Easter Humour !!!

'Twas the night before Easter. All was calm and laid back.
Fred, the mouse in the kitchen, snarfed down a late snack.
The eggs were all dyed but still drippy and sticky...
To be honest, they looked just a little bit icky.
There were big jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and such,
And as Fred stuffed his face, he sighed, "This is too much!"
Phil and Rose were in bed watching late night TV,
While munching saltines with low-sodium Brie.
Then a sudden commotion rang out in the night.
It shook Phil and Rose, really gave them a fright.
Phil's hair stood on end, and his eyes bugged out big...
Rose whipped off the covers and knocked off her wig.
They lunged to the window, yanked open the blinds...
What they saw was amazing; it boggled their minds:
Across the night sky, with a noise like the dickens,
Soared a minivan drawn by eight overgrown chickens!
At the wheel sat a bunny -- cute, fuzzy and fat --
In designer blue jeans and a Panama hat.
Like a speeding space shuttle, those chickens they flew,
As the van driver called to each hen in his crew:
"Now, Ashley! Now, Sheila! Now, Kelsey and Bo!
On Bethany, Liza! On Daphne, on Flo!"
The van made its landing lickety-split ...
Nearly wiped out the shrubs and the barbecue pit!
Then up on the roof, much to Phil's consternation,
They squawked of egg prices and space navigation.
They made so much noise that Phil started to stammer,
"If you guys don't shut up, we'll get thrown in the slammer!"
Fuzzy hopped down the chimney, amidst all this racket,
And emerged from the fireplace, adjusting his jacket.
This bunny was chic, he had class, he had flair ..
Not your average bozo, not your typical hare.
His ears were enormous; his huge overbite
Was right under a nose like a pink neon light.
His manner was smooth, he was hip, he was cool;
This floppy-eared bunny was no fuzzy fool.
"While I'm here," he smiled, "Everybody relaxes ...
I'm not selling storm windows, won't audit your taxes.
I'm just here to bring you some fun and delight.
Eat, drink, and be merry! Let's party tonight!"
So they sipped diet soda and swapped silly jokes,
Those birds and their bunny just being plain folks.
Then flop-ears said, "Hey, friends, we've had quite a ball,
But my chickens and I are now due in St. Paul!"
He crossed both his eyes. Then he wiggled one ear,
And he yelled to his chicken team, "We're outta here!"
As the minivan rose in the 3 a.m. sky,
He called out, "Later, Phil! And to you, Rose, good-bye!"
As he sped out of sight, his two friends heard him say,
"Happy Easter to all! Have a beautiful day!"

Author Unknown

Sunday, April 01, 2007

March/April Designer Quest

So all the entries for the latest DQ are in. I'm pretty chuffed with my entry. I'm really hoping to get some responses this time. Here is a picture.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Designer Quest Catch Up

In the past I have shown you my designer quest entries and let you know how I've gone. Well, as in other things, I'm behind. But I've just had the pictures done for me so I will show you the entry from late last year. The theme was wire. We received a heap of copper wire and a pack of beads and that was it. This is what I made. I love it. AND it's already sold. Yaay me!!

The Necklace

and the matching Bracelet.

I always like to see people's comments and 3 people voted me their favourite this time. Encouraging.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Time Flies

Goodness times flies when you're distracted. It's been four months since my last post. What with Christmas and family distractions a business can be left on the backburner very easily. But, I'm pulling myself out of my pit and I'm back. Notice the very cool 'mini etsy' to your right. Very cool. There are some new items for sale. I have two new designer quest items to show you but need photos taken first. So hang around. I will be back.