Thursday, June 22, 2006


Originally uploaded by frogstarstrikesagain.

this is my bookshelf. i got it for my 21st, and it was the best thing my parents could've given me. i love my books i do. and on top is my most precious plant, begonia angelwings. grown from a clipping, it just keeps getting bigger and healthier. on the first shelf is a few of the bowls i've made at pottery. and then books books books. mmmm.
blogpeeps, i've been getting into some handmade postcard swaps over at ...another way i push myself to get creative. the thing is, i really like this one and i'm not sure it'll end up in the post.
in other exciting news, i'm late for work, it's cold, and my throat is sore. i'm not enjoying winter, no no. not at all.
oh, and i booked another ticket to auckland (and back, sadly) for august. so that's something to look forward to.
how are you all?

Friday, June 16, 2006


detail clay stuff
Originally uploaded by frogstarstrikesagain.

not just talk, me. see i actually do stuff sometimes.

edit: and what's more, i have a buyer.

Monday, June 05, 2006


coming home
Originally uploaded by frogstarstrikesagain.

the *only* good thing about leaving auckland and coming back to christchurch was this view.
i've had such a perfect trip. wonderful company (!!!), good food, plenty of time doing nothing nothing nothing. but never a moment of boredom.
i don't want to be back home.

don't make me go home, i don't want to...

Saturday, June 03, 2006


hello blogpeeps.
i'm in auckland sitting on michelle's couch with her laptop, and a belly full of coffee. so good to be away from christchurch and work for a bit, just chilling out and visiting people and wandering.
i feel like i could quite easily just forget to get on my homeward bound plane. settle into this noisy city and stretch my wingies a little. but not yet, no not yet. back to the cold south for a few more months, save some money, and have a full-family christmas (a big deal this year as potentially all six of us kids will be home, first time since i was 9) before making like a shepherd and getting the flock outta there. probably to sydney for a few months before heading over to the UK. *ramble ramble ramble*
but, as i prove over and over, plans are often changed/broken/metamorphed into something entirely different.
anyways, let's not go getting deep and meaningful.
i might go and see my bros today. when i said to my father, before leaving chch, that i might not see them he got all upset like and garbled something about "disfunctional" and "you have to be the cement". well you know what? fuck right off! i've been cementing this insane family together for years and i'm over it. i no longer care if A hasn't spoken to B since 1994, and C is secretly planning the demise of D. *g* gotta love family...
shit i am talking nonsense. i think it's the excitement of typing in bed! wheeeee! or perhaps it's the killer-coffee.
hey people, i've had a few creative ideas while i've been here. my problem is that i have these ideas and i don't tend to follow through on them. but i want to change that, i want to actually do some of the stuff that lurks around in my head. eyes peeled, people, i might just suprise us all.