Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Creative Space



Put me, a pot or two of ink and a screen in the same room and you’re asking for trouble. I am the very definition of Screenprinting Disaster. There’s mess everywhere and there’s a great, goofy, beaming, smile on my dial.



That worn out t-shirt up there is evidence of the screenprinting disaster zone. It’s old and unglamourous and the Mr’s work t-shirt from ancient times. It’s also the one I wore with great purpose when I was busy birthing the third kid. In between all the huffery and puffery I’d look down at the Love Your Work. Except from where I was standing/climbing walls/yelling at lung tops, it was reading an upside down Work Your Love. I dig that scuzzy t-shirt.

In other highly creative output news the Mr and I have been baking cookies. I shall say nothing more in the interests of cloak and dagger-ish-ness, except for the bit about them being seriously scrummy as a tea accoutrement.



In yet more secret-squirrel-because-it-may-yet-fall-in-a-heap news, my eldest and me are plotting some collaborative mischief, concocted over teeth brushing and brainstormed through toothpaste foam this morning. I am ITCHING to haul that kid out of school early and GET CRACKING.



And it’ll be eggs on toast for dinner tonight.


Hold on to your hat and pop by Kirsty’s for this week’s creative space, whirlwind, world tour...

26 comments:

Umatji said...

oh it looks so good! I know what you mean about pulling a kid out of school - mine isn't even there yet and I feel like doing it - should i be worried? He is just such a good offsider (most of the time) that I kinda got used to him! School holidays be damned - I made him - he's mine!

One Flew Over said...

All that glorious red, red, red!

Mama Mogantosh said...

Work your love - that's excellent. A phrase waiting for a project. Get printing, messy brilliant one!

june at noon said...

Such great redness, one of my favorites! Isn't it fun to be so excited to start something that you want to skip school collectively?

Amanda said...

Oooh looks lovely with all that red mess. And the tee story is just adorable...I think me and the hubs need to bake something over his 4 day next week. Looks like your collaboration turned out super yummy!

Kylie said...

Love the t-shirt... cookies look scrumptious... and, as always, you've left me hanging on a thread :)
Great space Mrs.
K x

Christina said...

Oooh, love a bit of cloak and dagger over toothpaste. :)

Mel said...

Oh that t-shirt - how divine! What the heck is such a treasured item doing amongst all your painty, screen printery stuff then!? Huh Huh? Oh and can't wait to see what you and your girl are up to. x

Seedling said...

I love the t-shirt! Will have to steal that idea some distant time in the future....And eggs and toast are on the menu for us tomorrow night too; I have to schedule in some meals like that. Good old comfort food for me....

gretchenmist said...

great shirt! can believe the messiness of screen printing. the pic of your cookies is making me crave them :)

innercitygarden said...

We had (thanks to the Bloke) eggs on roti, with leftover dahl, tonight. I highly recommend it as a way of diversifying the eggs on toast diet.

Fer said...

Absolutely nothing wrong with eggs on toast, beats what I dug out of the freezer tonight. Still not sure what it was but tasted okay....

Can I borrow that t-shirt around Christmas time? I'm sure the midwives would find it a hoot. (kidding) :D

Kirsty said...

Hooray for the red.

Would try to wrap my head around all the cloak & dagger stuff but I think it far easier to wait for the cookie covered installation & the fabric wrapped monkey bar shots. x

1/4 of an inch said...

Love your space as always... Nothing wrong with eggs either;) xt

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh if only my children would eat eggs on toast as a meal, not a snack, "where is the meat mum, what no vegetables??" They are hollow & can never be filled up.
That Tshirt has seen some action, wow. I'm clumsy with paint too, the teachers at school can tell when i've been playing at home. Love Posie

Nikki said...

Our kid had 2-minute noodles and frozen veggies. We had bread rolls with smoked salmon. Even the kid said, "But that's not a proper dinner!!". Eggs on toast is a proper dinner.

And that's the best t-shirt ever.

Stomper Girl said...

Eggs on toast is a great dinner. I'm also a fan of just baked beans in a bowl, not for me though obvs.

Your creativity, as ever, is fabulous. Keep up the good work, grub.

A Peppermint Penguin said...

You are so talented that if I didn't like you so much I ...wouldn't.

Can I have a biscuit?

Sally said...

Loving the red!

I bet I could out mess you! I truly believe I am the messiest printer in the world!

Bonnie said...

I love the picture of the red fabric you posted...what oh what are you going to make! whatever it is, I know the feeling of being so excited after cooking up a great idea in your head that you just can't wait to get at it! Looking forward to it!
P.S. That is so nice that your hubby baked cookies with you. I don't think my husband has ever baked one thing with me! We have cooked dinner together...but never baked...that would be so sweet!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

I love the idea of a super simple dinner - more time to create

Lola Nova said...

I swear, one of these days I'm going to learn how to do real screen printing, I have a deep longing that wont go away.
I love the story of the shirt and I am excited for your collaboration with the eldest!

Andi said...

Loving all that RED!!!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

sounds like alot of fun at your place and exciting secrets are always so much fun.
you keep us hanging don't you.

don't know what to say about your today's post...{hugs} ♥

Megan.K. said...

Eggs on toast for tea is always a sign of great creative action!

On another note, I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's loss. So unbelievably sad. Thank you for writing the way you do Tania - I am reminded to hug the cheeky monsters of mine just that bit tighter tonight and ignore the latest wall scribblings.
xo

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Toothpaste , biscuits and eggs on toast .
You HAVE to be in the next Masterchef .