- Liana Kabel
- 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.
Friday, September 28, 2007
It seems like it is time I said something about Plastic Boy. Firstly there is actually a Plastic Boy (he would probably dislike me calling him that - but hey this is my forum!). I must say it did rather unsettle me when someone named him that, not so long ago, but the truth is if there is a Plastic Boy, it surely is Mark Vaarwerk. I have been sharing a studio with Mark for several weeks now and I do believe that it is working out rather well. Admittedly I may have been a little concerned at first, considering the common ground, but I also knew that we used out materials in different ways and our goals were somewhat different. I did expect that occasionally there would be some overlap, like recently when I discovered that Mark was collecting those same pink Wendy's ice cream topping bottles that I was. Luckily we were both going to different stores - one suburb away! Anyway he is not an ungenerous person and was actually rather sweet when he suggesting yesterday that we campaign Wendy's to open a City store so we could both easily gather bottles and share them. Then he went on to offer me his plastic scraps, which I gratefully accepted.
I usually only go into our City Hall studio on Thursdays. This day is usually a lot of fun as I spend it with Mark and Renata (QCA gold & silversmithing student). Between us we do manage to cover a surprisingly broad range of topics. There is of course the serious jewellery talk - design, marketing, manufacture etc. Then there is some general discussion on various subjects such as the perils of dating and what costumes we chose to dress up as kids, to mention just a few. Yesterday I laughed so hard, which was great because it was one of those days when I really needed it.
Last night Mark sent me the following links. These were in relation to me saying I always wanted a metallic green Vespa, being too old to dye my hair pink again and about wearing pink helmets in general.
Gosh I'm still cracking up! - I'm not sure if you had to be there but I think these links are pretty darn funny & even better because they're crafty too!