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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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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Playing Mom

My life is good - I have good friends, I am happily married (well sometimes..), people seem to like my stuff and I get to do what I want to do. So I'm not complaining, really I'm not going to complain, but I just need to acknowledge the fact that I have children and sometimes that can make things a little tricky.

I don't like to mention the children too often (as an excuse) because everyone has a number of commitments tugging at them and I don't feel like I have it particularly hard. For the past two weeks though daughter no.2 has been on school holidays. For the most part she does amuse herself, but without her sister here (away in Europe - Hamburg right now!) she wants me to play with her a lot more than usual. The thing is I want to spend time with her, playing Uno and riding scooters in the park (I'm getting my own one this week!) but trying to balance my work load (which I am very grateful for) and family is sometimes not easy, and this past week in particular - exhausting.

I won't mention the kids here too often, but today I'm just going to say - "I have children, I'm tired and I may have have to get that to you in another day or two".

please note: the child put herself in the box and was free to leave at any time!


shannon said...

I hear you!

Angela Savage said...

I hear you, too, Liana. My own 18-month-old is sitting at my feet as I write, miraculously absorbed in emptying the contents of the waste paper basket on to the floor, thus granting me a rare daytime moment of computer time. I also try not to mention my daughter too much on my blog, though sometimes you've got to let it all out, see for example http://angelasavage.wordpress.com/2007/06/19/love-vs-art/

posiepatchwork said...

No, mention the children, are they the reason you are in business?? Mine sure are. I was a boring pharmacologist before i became a mummy, & poof, 4 children by 29, i am sooo glad i threw in a career in a lab coat for one as crafty mother working from home. I've been in craft for 5 years & now those 4 children are at school/ preschool, business is booming. Love Posie

Liana said...

Yes, I guess they are. It is true that i didn't want to go back to a 'job' after the kids were born. And let's face it, I really just don't like being told what to do too!