- 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, February 01, 2008
Count Me Lucky
Count me lucky to have such a friend/colleague as Kylie Johnson . I have known Kylie for several years now and as her website says, she really is a "hopeless romantic". She is also clever and hard working, and totally deserving of all her successes. Tonight I get to share in one her recent, and very exciting, successes by attending the launch of her first book of poetry (go-getter Kylie has self-published several books before!).
Talking about Kylie here has led me to think about why I am friends with her. Why are we compatible? I had often thought that our work was very different, and our
personalities too. Not that I had ever thought of that as a bad thing, but rather that was just the thing of it. Thinking a little more about us and probably due to having some time away, I realize that I am very much like Kylie. I am many
of the things she is, but I am also many of the things that she is not. I guess if there is a secret of me, is that if I am one thing it is very likely that I am also the direct opposite of that too. Coming to understand the truth of that helps me understand such things as why I am flexible, adaptable, emotional, and can take a long time to make a decision and reach a conclusion. Seeing both sides can be a real pain sometimes.
Like Kylie I will admit to being a hopless romantic. It is just that I am also a
die-hard cynic as well. I wouldn't say no to flowers, or some heart shaped thing, but filling my letterbox up with packets of musk lifesavers ( Juno reference) would be so much better. But who me needs romance! Not me! Maybe me?