Friday, 27 January 2012

Knitting TATS!

I myself do not have a tattoo and despite a few rather fleeting periods of considering it (always on my ankle), I have no immediate plans to get inked -  it's a rather difficult thing to justfy when you're job as an actor is to disappear as yourself and become someone else...who may or may not have tats.

However, I became intrigued by the idea of tattoos of non tattoo-esque things...aka knitting and look what I found!

c/o Flint Knits
c/o FiddleKnits Designs
c/o Knitting Dragonflies
c/o E Skene's Flickr
c/o lolgallery
 Pretty Wow-sers!

I think, if was in the market for a tat I would go for something that represents my love of knitting, I love that it's one of the most unexpected tattoos! Bet they bloody hurt though, especially that mitten with all it's stitches!

"The tattoo attracts and also repels precisely because it is different."
- Margo Demello

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Just Watched

For the first time in months The Big One and I made it to the cinema, we went to see The Artist and I really enjoyed it. A lovely film with lots of classic hollywood references which I thoroughly appreciated, great costumes and set design, all in all a great film.

BUT, I am surprised that is is an Oscar Nominee for Best Picture. Is it because it's a novelty done well? Which it is, it's moving despite there being no spoken dialogue. It's a beautiful film but not one I want to see over and over again, the originals from this genre are pretty good if you ask me!

The story is not particularly thought provoking, the performances although great are not the best I've seen this year. That would be the three lead performances in Tyrannosaur for me.

However, it's a good cinema experience, go and enjoy! Then watch Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Mae West and the other originals...

"Farewell Norma, I never loved you."
- George Valentin

A Season of Tea Parties

So while I have been at home I have been hosting a couple of tea parties for my fellow out of work/resting actor chums.

I made a selection of carrot cake cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting and choc chip and mixed nut cookies.

They have been going down a treat! And it was a nice way to spend the day, baking for friends and then enjoying their company. I was given a fantastic book by a lovely friend for Christmas which I am really looking forward to delving into, the first Vintage tea party will of course have to wait until he's available to be the guest of honour.

It has recipes for every palate, decoration ideas, patterns for fascinators and aprons and even tips on how to style your hair and make up for your tea party extravaganza!

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."
 ~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Where Have I Been? And Where Am I Going?

c/o Eddy

Hello! Sorry I've been so quiet on the blogging front, I haven't had much to write about to be perfectly honest. It's always a slow time of the year in terms of auditions and meetings and also, it turns out temp work!

So I've been at home, slowly turning into a 1950's housewife, doing the housework, errands, knitting, baking and making The Big One dinners for his return home after a long day's work.  It has been nice at times but as the weeks continued and every morning I had nothing but my sense of self discipline to get me out of bed and dressed everyday it started to wear down on my self esteem.

I've always been a hustler, a grafter and to suddenly have no choice and be unable to earn any dosh coupled with a brassic financial situation did not mkae for fun times. In fact it made me overthink things, allowed my anxiety to grow and generally makes for bad times.

You may remember I shot an ad at the end of the year and had hoped to be paid at the start of this year, dispelling any immediate financial woes should I not have alot on, well....still waiting for that dosh, any day now!

Anyway, things are looking up -I have been temping this week making me have to get up dressed, socialise and use my brain! My Angry Stitch etsy is set up and I have been busy with 3 commissions! I had my new short hair headshots done and both my agent and I are very happy and excited about unleashing the new me. Plus, The Big One and I are off on a long overdue holiday on Tuesday, we're going to Goa!

We are so excited and I can almost feel the sun on my face, the sea water lapping at my feet. We're going for 10 days of pure bliss. Swimming, eating, reading, RE-laxing!


I haven't felt the sun since last year when I headed to Sydney to surprise Rich for his 30th. Gosh that feels so long ago now, it's his birthday in 2 days...hope you have a bundle of fun Rich!

I look forward to posting and making you all feel enormously sickenly jealous with our 'oliday pics!

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”
 – Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

I got a new Persona!

First set of resolutions complete! 

In other circles I am now known as Ms.Stitchx with my bespoke knitting and cross stitch Etsy boutique, The Angry Stitch which features all sorts of stitched treats for your bonce, your home and your friends.

Got something stitched, urban and sarcastic that you want to say, well The Angry Stitch is the place for you!

Consider this a specially stitched invite - come see my new crafty party!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

This Year's Journey

c/o Truui M

This year is a path to a destination I cannot see. It is a big path this year for all sorts of reasons but which direction it's leading me in or where I'll end up, or even how far I'll get is a complete mystery.

Sometimes I wish it wasn't all so out of my control. I find it tiring and just want to know that I'm going the right way.

"A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us."

- John Steinbeck

Friday, 6 January 2012

Currently Reading....

This is my first post on my new iPad! Blogging seems to be the only challenging thing about moving from my *whisper* dying laptop onto my brand spanking new iPad. I have to write amidst HTML code so please Blogspot adapt to the iPad soon otherwise I have to look at moving!
Anyway! Enough about me and more about this fabulous book that has had me enthralled!

I have enjoyed this so much, it's full of fascinating stories, Natalie's upbringing and family are almost straight out of Gypsy. I particularly enjoyed the charting of her acting style and methods as they develop. She worked with some incredible actors and directors and seemed to soak up everything she could.
I am looking forward to looking up some of her great movies. I watched Splendor in the Grass recently and it was superb!
"I didn't know who the hell I was. I was whoever they wanted me to be."
- Natalie Wood

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