Monday, January 3, 2011

So, what did we do in 2010...?


anita shoes
Anita's groovy Rocco shoes!
The MaMas came back from overseas into a whirlwind of work, wedding arrangements, birthdays and parties!  January is always a bit of a crazy month and we were glad to see our friends Bud and Anita visit during this time from their home in Boston.  We had a blast taking them to some of our favourite shops and restaurants and I was pleased to introduce Anita to Rocco shoes.  She did send some awesome photos of her Italian inspired shoes on the court too!  Amazing!

our veggie garden
Our veggie patch that grew and grew and grew....
February saw our veggie patch getting back in to order after time away.  My man worked so hard on making it bigger and better than ever and we definitely received great crops of broad beans, spinach and silverbeet.  It was great to see the little plants grow up from their tiny seeds!


The couple of the day
The married MaMas.
We got married, it was a big party with Mark having a four day hangover.  I loved my dress that my mum made and Mark's suit was very rocking too.  It was awesome to spend the day with some of our closest and oldest friends, lots of love in the house!


knitting and martinis
The first rule of Knit Club...
Let the knit fest begin!  We were all getting knitty with it and the thoughts of 'knit club' were beginning.  I really had brought back so much yarn from the USA that I had to start to use some of it!  Lots of my friends embraced the love of the knit and crochet and my lovely friend David really made 2010 the year of the man crochet, he just couldn't be stopped!  He was 'hooked' so to say!


Mcc dinner
The MaMas and the Shoopers all fancy!

Our posse got all posh and went to the MCC Annual Fine Food and Wine event, thanks to David.  We all got dressed up and enjoyed loads of wine and foodie treats at the MCG.  Shannon did laugh later on as it was probably the only time they have seen a girl flashing her tattoos at such an event!  Shannon you rebel!


Weapons of Mass Consumption leader
Artist, Adam Cruickshank with curator Ms Louisa Marks.

In the depths of our Winter, I was seeing us in the final preperation stages for Weapons of Mass Consumption exhibition with my mentee Louisa.  It was such a fantastic exhibition, great responses from our gallery audience and Lou worked so hard to present something that people will really remember.  I'm happy to have been a part of it!

My first knitted sock!
My first sock!
I knitted my first ever sock!  How excited was I?!  I was also helping out my friend Shannon with sewing samples for her fashion label. Really July was the month of craft and all things hand made in our household, there was pom poms, thread everywhere and a dedication to making things, oh, there was vodka being drunk at the same time too!


San Francisco from sfmoma building
Ah, San Francisco (as seen from the top of SFMOMA), I heart you!

In August I curated one of my favourite exhibitions, Re-invent, Re-interpret, Re-make and then left it to it's own devices to travel overseas by myself to check out some exhibitions.  It was the first time that I had visited Washington DC and it was great to head back to NYC to catch up with friends, who are practically like family.

Sista's playing up!

Wow, August and September were just crazy!  I did so many things and hung out with friends alot!  I think we spent most of our weekends creating little dinner parties.  We had a blast with all of these dinner parties with the posse of the Coopers, David and the MaMas.


Gingerbread fox
Let the great gingerbread baking begin...

I went on a bit of a crazy gingerbread making frenzy, making all kinds of gingerbread animals and Halloween shapes.  I also managed to con some of my friends into taking part in a photo shoot for my upcoming 2011 t-shirt exhibition.  They are so good like that, though the thought of dressing up in weird hats and wigs always seems to inspire us!


Johns Madonna party

My pal John held a Madonna themed party for his birthday.  How much fun did we have?!  It was also a little bit stressful to get our costumes all together but it was definitely worth it in the end.
I also took a little girly vacation with my bestie to the Gold Coast and hung out with her family on the beach.  This was all before the most awesome madness of BEARDO...


Wowed by Whiskers
Wowed by Whiskers for Beardo!

Saw the end of Beardo, an exhibition that I curated for Town Hall Gallery.  This really was my baby so to speak and I'm so proud of how it turned out and the artists that I worked with.  We all worked so hard on it and I think that we were rewarded with great numbers coming through and such excellent feedback!

So what will 2011 hold?  I see in the future some more trips, more fabulous dinner parties and probably more hand made stuff....

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