Warning: long-winded update afoot.

I've been a busy bee. Trying to get out and about. Get in contact with old friends. The birthday season is almost upon us. One or two per weekend for the next two months. So many Librans and Scorpions. It was Gen's birthday last week and above is the little present of a terrarium I made. Must be something in the air. Trying to bottle up spring perhaps?

Off to Sydney this week to complete the Costume Design for Kelly's Blues. It's being shot over the weekend, but I'm handing over to wardrobe and coming back for the wedding of the year. Yes! Emma and Cass!

Gordon Grove is coming along. A few hiccups with the old bugger, creaking and sloping while being built, but nothing a bit of extra time, steel, and concrete can't fix. We found our crystal taps and got them fixed*. Next, finalising tiles (this country is a drought for beautiful tiles). We got some old/new stock from De Fazio in Brunswick for the boy bathroom. A dusty box of 21 geometric patterned tiles scouted out by my client. Excellent. Otherwise we've had a bit of trouble matching some tiles to our 70s-ex-toorak-mansion-ceramic Villeroy & Boch double basin, toilet and shelves. After hitting the pavement numourous times, sifting through pool tiles and loose tiles in dusty shops in Malvern and Prahran, we found some amazing new Italian tiles from Urban Edge in Richmond. They are thick and have a gorgeous uneven crazed glaze. I'm waiting for some swampy ceramic pool mosaics from Brisbane. Oh lord Brisbanites are slow. Don't they want to SELL THEIR TILES? Then. Handles. Then- Joinery! Exciting.

Unfortuneately university and I didn't work out. Again. The above was a factor and not having a studio had a role to play. But mainly heartbreak was the key to abandonment. I wish I was one of those people that could channel their hurt and grief into a tangible force and fight on! Alas. Next year will be the year of travel and university. It's just been three months of heartache.

Trotksi & Ash is on the go now again though and I feel like I can remain in control of little fun projects for a while. Lauren is a genius. And Romy remains our European correspondant. COME BACK SOON!

Here is a photo from a shoot I organised a while back too, the first one. Next, a shoot for these ladies (k & n & m) photographer is Jeremy Drape, looking forward to working with more talented people!

Trying to keep a bit busy but not overwhelmed.

Over and Out.

*by the AMAZING people at The Tapware Centre in Bentleigh. They can find spindles, flanges and little tiny screws for any ol tap.