Monday, September 8, 2014

Do you know where you're going to

At the Camberwell market on Sunday with my new old suitcase!
The stripy '70s sweater dress I bought at Savers on Saturday
So squinty!
Cardigan and a Yogi Bear book from Savers on Saturday

Detail of a new painting that will be in my upcoming show at Daine Singer! (opens 20th Sept)
Before catching the train on Saturday night
Lots of pictures of myself over the past few days! I have had a very social weekend, and yesterday I had the happiest day I've had in a long time. I was so glad for it!

On Friday night, I went to my friend Georgia's city apartment that she has recently bought! She only moved in a week prior, and it was so amazingly decked out and exciting that it's spurring me on even more to save my pennies for my own place. To know that a friend of mine who's only a little bit older than me can do it, makes me feel like I can do it. Eee! So my friend Georgie and I hung out with Georgia in her snazzy apartment for a girl's night on Friday night. It was so so nice, and we got pizza from a little place just downstairs and it was delicious and drank wine and came to many conclusions about pretty much every circumstance in each of our lives. (Mostly mine...) I tend to dominate girl-time with my own emotional woes and do occasionally feel like a mild burden despite my friend's reassuring me it's not so. It really helped, though, and on Saturday I woke feeling a little lighter.

During the day on Saturday I worked on my paintings and did some emails blah blah. Then I went to Savers in the afternoon and bought a few books and some cute knitwear (despite the approaching warmer weather) My favourite purchase was the green stripy '70s sweater dress I'm wearing above.

Saturday night I met my friend Cheralyn for dinner (I had pizza again, whoops) and that was really really nice. She'd just returned from a trip to the states where she visited all my dream locations - Salvation Mountain, Salton Sea and Slab City. It was really exciting to hear about them all first hand. Then, we went to meet some more friends for drinks to farewell our buddy who's going overseas. That was fun, all the 'usuals' were there and I had a good time.

On Sunday, the weather was glorious. I had a bit of a sleep-in (for once) but woke up with enough time to get to the Camberwell market reasonably early with my Mum and sister. I love the Camberwell market. I know it's pretty trendy now but I reckon it still has good stuff if you're willing to pay for it. If you 'apply yourself' (haha) you can still find a bargain too. Anyway I wore my new stripy dress and my gingham sunglasses and had bare legs and no socks with my clogs. It was so brilliant. Mum and Dad used to sell potted herbs at the Camberwell market in the '70s and there's this woman who used to be at the market every week with them back then, and she STILL goes now, every week and has a stall and she's about 90 or something. I'm really getting good at bargaining from watching that daggy show 'American Pickers' on TV about those guys who go around in a van picking their nose. I got the suitcase I'm holding in the first picture for $45, which I didn't think was TOO bad given that is has all the original stickers and even a flight tag from the '60s on it plus it's so Wes Anderson I couldn't not.

When I got home I opened up the suitcase and realised that the seller had left a bunch of stuff in there, including these really hilariously creepy balding toys from the '60s some of which have no eyes and detached legs etc. I literally couldn't stop laughing...

Here are some close ups of the amazing stickers on the case!

Sunday night, I went to my Nanna's place with my family to celebrate Father's day. It was really lovely, we had fish and chips and just ate it on our laps on the couch talking and laughing with my little cousins. The perfect end to a really nice and socially active weekend. I got back down to work today, sort of, and I'm feeling like my exhibition is under control. Here's the Facebook event page with all the details about the exhibition opening and the duration/opening times etc :) It's very weird, but, I think I may actually be looking forward to it!


  1. Oh that suitcase is great, but I maybe love the creepy dolls even more! Very cool for me to see so many Sabena stickers, as they were the main Belgian airlines until a couple of years back - and I'm Belgian myself. I commented on this here blog a while back on a post about Romance Was Born, how I loved the brand so much but thought it a shame I didn't live in Australia. I actually ordered a dress from them in the end and am sol in love with it. Most def worth the money, thanks for turning me on to the brand!

  2. What Savers do you go to? You always have the best finds!!!