Friday, November 27, 2009

Green Living Magazine comes to visit, interview and shoot a Zillion Photo's!

Last Friday a delightful couple flew up from Sydney to spend 24 hours with us at our home in the Australian bush. The focus of the visit was an interview by the charming Carla, freelance journalist and her husband James, a professional photographer. This interview will eventually be featured in Green Living Magazine, a glossy magazine with an environmental and sustainable living focus. Although I have not actually blogged about this aspect of our life, it is a large focus of our life and daily living. We are 100% solar, grow at least 50% of our food, have a composting toilet (no water/no flush) and have a pesticide free 50 acres that we collectively call “Hazelwild Retreat”.
I had a sneak read of the article, which Carla has carefully sprinkled bits Renee Blackwell Design in the text as well….
Not sure when it’s due to hit the newsstands, but will keep you posted!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Shannon Garson Ceramicist Par Excellance!

I have wanted to write about my lovely friend Shannon Garson for some time now. After visiting her new studio yesterday, I came home determined to share this inspiring, talented and dedicated ceramic potter with the whole of the world…or at least those in the blog world!

By the way…Shannon’s blog is:

I have a personal collection of her work-bowls, jugs, pitchers and small cups, which features beautiful and delicate butterflies. I add a new piece each year, when I visit her annual home/studio exhibition. My collection sits as a group on the top of my refrigerator, where I see and admire them each and every day.

The one word that defines every piece Shannon creates is exquisite. She has an amazing eye for detail and the fine hand drawing/decorations on each piece are botanically correct and accurate. She has a variety of themes and collections, most featuring Australian plants or insects, such as the butterfly or dragonfly. Her colours and colour combinations are also beautiful.

I encourage you to visit her website

which features much more about her work, her inspiration and the life of this talented porcelain potter and artist.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Earth tone Pendants...Enjoy a peek!

I'm in an "Earthy" sort of mood-at least colour-wise! I love the colours of browns, pewters, mossy greens and golds....
Here are some photo's of my favourite "Earth Tone" Pendants-These pieces have sold and are no longer available to purchase, but delightful to look at! For current offerings visit my website at:
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Moree, I come!

My relationship with the country town of Moree goes way, way back to when I was tripping round' Australia as a mid-20's backpacker.

Fast forward many years later, and Moree once again flashes on my radar. The Moree Gallery has carried my jewellery for some 8 or 9 years now, ranking as the single longest stockist of Renee Blackwell Design in Australia. So, the car is packed and off we go to do our second exhibition there. We were there 5 years ago, and had a blast! I'm really looking forward to this, as some of my most true-blue customers are in the remote country towns of this amazing country...Australia!
Some photo's of Jewellery that will be available at the showing...