some people wanted there to be more crafers with selling allowed, but i think it would turn into yet another craft market if they did that.
you could run worshops and charge for materials etc. i was asked if i'd be interested to be involved run a workshop or have a display, but didnt really have time to think of anything, get it together, but next time i would be interested in showing stuff and demonstating some crafy things.
heres a slideshow of pics i took at the faire, or click here to see the set on flickr
(though it's been forever since i've used either, I think i just use the flickr share most times these days, but anyway..)
this year I'm trying a photo a day challenge (well so far it is January photo a day, but I may try extend that each month, if I can find a list of themes to work from.
as there are themes each day for the January one I found, and its a bit better to do from a theme rather than just random pics (i post them anyway, but sporadically:)
i'll maybe share those later, but they are posted to my twitter/facebook/flickr each day if you're on there
I'm also doing a sketch a day, to try and get back into drawing, because i hardly do anything creative these days, and drawing used to be the best thing, so trying to get back into the swing of it.
i started this project late (ie not on jan 1st) but there's no group or theme, just a personal challenge, i already missed one day since i started, mainly 'cos it was taken up with Amanda Palmer gigs, and i was then too tired to do it when i got home.
anyway here's first bunch, as i said its for the act of doing a sketch each day, they aren't necessarily brilliant/ finished etc. ;p click through for bigger
Pats (was watching ab fab) : hellboy : Chewbacca tea break
60s singer (was someone on 'retro' rage) : Pangolins, tree and chinese pangolins
photo reference Maree Austin 1952 : Basquiat & Warhol while watching Basquiat docco
Dresden Dolls Forum melb, a set on Flickr.
a few phone snaps from the Dresdon Dolls gig tonight at the Forum Theatre.
Amanda came into the audience during the encore , and sang on the table right in front of us, and on the barrier right in front of my face, too close actually, so those pics didn't come out ;p she then leant over and kissed the boy just behind me to the left (if she went for the one to my right it could have been D ;)
New years eve, a set on Flickr.
for NYE we went to Amanda palmers event at Revolt . it was fun.
Basically the same as an Amanda Palmer concert, but with food , and more costumes, and Neil Gaiman reading stuff.
just a few snaps i took on my phone during the evening, and of our costumes
happy new year to you all. hope you also had fun !
xmas day, a set on Flickr.
hope you all had a fun day, whatever it was you were doing, celebrating or not.we went to Davids parents, we got a lift by D's sister and were accompanied by her dog maddie (pictured )
David gave me a Mark Ryden book for my xmas present, i gave him Machine man by Max Barry.
and D got me in his family's kris kringle, and gave me a card, (with a dalek drawn in it) to exchange for tickets to the upcoming Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular :]
Ulverstone Santa Run , a set on Flickr.
while in Tassie i went to Ulverstone, where we watched my brother in law runin the Santa Fun Run , which raises money for the flying doctors service. Tthe black suit spiderman and his dog won, my brother inlaw came second, but no prizes for fun runs :]
Melbourne Xmas, a set on Flickr.
went to the city yesterday and it's very much xmas stuff everywhere
I found a very cute gingerbread Melbourne in the Town Hall gallery space. though i think it looks like space men batting, rather than little cricketeers in the gingerbread MCG ;]
then we went to see Tom Stoppard and Neil Gaiman talking yesterday evening. which i think a lot of people i know were at also.
will have some tassie pics up later on maybe.so whats been happening on LJ land? I haven't checked in for almost 3 weeks
Friday we went to see Geraldine Quinn cabaret show, "the last gig in melbourne" at the bella union. shes a great performer and backed with a live band (including Casey Benetto) they performed witty songs about a nights out in Melbourne.
though the theme of the last gig ever, maybe didn't come through as strong as i think it could have, and a bit of extra story telling threading would have been welcome addition, specially as some times the live backing band meant her lyrics were a little hard to make out at times, but she's got a great voice and its a fun rock cabaret show. only 2 shows left this and the next coming friday.
before the show we had great curry at carlton curry house (+ GF Naan!) and then went to koko black for a coffee and splurged on some chocolates for dessert. though we only had one as too full, and took some home for later on.
saturday we went to the Hawthorn Tram Museum, which i discovered a few weeks ago, but it only open one saturday a month. I shall do a full post a bout that later as i took a bnch of pics (as usual)
then we went to D's family for tea, and they gave us an old connies ticket punch, whcih i think D's grandad had, but no one knows why he had it. anyway now we have one for a reason no one knows :]
Sunday we went to the Southgate Fiesta.
not sure what the fiesta that was on all weekend was all about other than promoting southgate, but i love the performances of strange fruit so we went to have a look.
the stilt flamingo ladies were pretty cool as well, and we also saw some jugglers and some less exciting 'acrobats' performing, before we wondered off to look at suitcases at southwharf.
am looking for a new carry on suitcase than conforms to both virgin and jetstar size restrictions, but holds a decent amount. it's annoying they are both different, but i think i think I've found one i like that is a decent size inside, and funky looking, but if you have any recommendations let me know.
I'm heading off to tassie again in a few weeks and don't want to pay for luggage or carry a backpack for a change.
and also pub day before i go in two weeks, on Sunday the 27th, usual place, but let us know if you want to come so we can book a table