Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Little painted pieces

I am about to put these on the web ....
UPDATE...I put these on the web & in a few moments 2 have been sold to France...
I will be doing some more later today..!!!

They are smaller painted fabric pieces on a thicker linen cotton fabric..
Equally as much fun...
The size is approximately 100mm x130mm 


I was in the city open mall spot yesterday ...doing a photocopy experiment...& later walked through the arcade into the Pall Mall..to Typo.
I love this little shop & I find some amazingly interesting stuff in there including stamps, stencils, pens , journals, notebooks etc etc..
The young woman who runs the store I guess was so excited to win an in house Typo store competition & she is going to France for 10 days for her store's efforts...only 4 from their 150 global stores..!
I am very happy for her, as the store is lovely, music makes me stay a while longer & the service & the staff are great.
Well Done TYPO in BENDIGO !!!!

I popped into see the Provincial Decor Living store in full sale mode...always a treat to stroll in the vast building & converse with the lovely people who run this store too.

I was reading an article in a magazine I love to buy when I spot it called FLOW it is a Danish production I think...always has really good articles as visual & it feels good.
Liz Marklund a writer from Sweden was telling her story  ..& this quote resonated so much with me... at the top Government levels to our own backyard 
" WHEN YOU INVEST IN PEOPLE
YOU GET A GREAT RETURN
IN THE FUTURE "
How true can that be !!!!
There are many instances today we forget to just do that !
Investing in our youth, the troubled souls, the ones where circumstances have not been so good...or just on a particular day.

This reminds me also in a different way of a story I was told at the Summer School.
One always has meaningful conversations & this was not the only one.

A lady had gone to a Gathering type affair where she knew no one.
She sat at a table with a group who all knew each other.
They ignored her all day.

Now, how would that make you feel & how bad mannered is that....
She didn't ever want to go to one of these events again...
Mrs Martin said "Come to our events I will make sure you are looked after."
She was placed with a group who also knew no one else there
it was a lovely day.
This lady of course has now returned to an event run by Mrs Martin....
Both times she has enjoyed the day....& this is how it should be.
As hostesses & tutors & designers & traders & helpers & fellow class mates on the day...
one needs to be mindful of this most critical element.

I was so pleased to hear the happy ending.
Time I did something else.....I do like to write LOL