About Liana

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Brisbane, Australia
My studio is located in Brisbane, Australia. For the past 10 years I’ve been enjoying creating jewellery designs from an array of mundane materials. Tupperware and knitting needles have remained a firm favourite. My designs have been published numerous times, graced the shelves of many wonderful galleries and stores and been worn by those whose aren’t afraid of colour and attention. All of which I am very grateful for. For several years I’ve also been fortunate enough to work with many businesses as a coach and workshop facilitator.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Balancing Act

My studio schedule has changed and I am now only in at MoB one day a week. For the past few years, as a resident member of MoB Workspace, I have been dividing my time fairly equally between this group studio and my home studio. Since late last year I found that this balancing act just wasn't working out for me and something was going to have to give. The problem was simply that I was getting too busy and needed to be as productive as possible. Productivity meant time to make my jewellery with all my various bits and bobs and time at the computer. Both of these were just more easily done at home.

I have such mixed feeling about this change. I do feel less stressed and more organised (my house is actually sort of clean right now!). It is a little scary to be on my own more often because being a part of a group is stimulating and has helped my practice enormously. Luckily I'm still a part of MoB, and more recently Umbrella Collective plus I feel a part of this (very real) online community. So perhaps I shouldn't really feel alone.

For the rest of the year I'll be in the MoB studio on Thursdays. So if any of you are ever in Brisbane please pop by and see me as I'd love to meet you! Also I hope one day to have a short-term residency in another studio in another place. So if you know of any openings please let me know , because I'd love that too!


Mel Robson said...

I know what you mean Liana! I am facing the same dilemmas! On the bright side, when you DO get back into your MoB Studio on Thursday you will find a little surprise on your (very clean I must say)worktable.....

Liana said...

Hi Mel. Thank you for the BEST PRESENT EVER I love it so much (I got a gorgeous Mel Robson original porcelain vessel with tape measure decals around the outside).

When Rebecca said you couldn't come out for birthday drinks because you were in Paris! I laughted, as I thought it was the best excuse EVER. I can only hope that I will get to use it myself one day!!