Saturday, 22 August 2009

The Crafty Mess

Just the other day I read Kel's (a friend from the Independent New Zeeland!) post about how he is working on his book and what things help him to concentrate and generate original thoughts.

(This post can be found here:

I realised that indeed there has to be a special media where you'd feel good and inspired. (I haven't got a room that would be dedicated for my 'projects', so arty things happen all over the house... but I'd like to have one. And meanwhile I have just a special box that is kept for inspiration: there's lots of magazine and newspaper clippings with photos or stories that attracted my attention.)

Anyway, yesterday I dropped by a family's friend, who makes jewellery and realised that her source of inspiration can be found in her kitchen!

That's the kitchen window with lots of angels and stones, and a very nice view into her private garden.

I was allowed to take some photos - to tell the truth I've been willing to do that for ages, but never was brave enough to ask if I could... (What was wrong with me that day???).

Handmade pots and an old hmm... thing for dusting your carpets. Do people still use them?

For someone who likes modern things this room would look like a complete mess, but I think it's simply brilliant!

Wooden boards and a salt-cellar with a lazy cat.

Bright yellow walls, colourful kettles, tiny details and a real stove that produces lots of heat in the winter! (Sorry I didn't get the stove, but I had some camera problems that day.)

This kitchen might not be suitable for a gourmet chef (there aren't any fancy pots, cookers or food processors), but it's perfect for a busy artist, who's experiencing her angel period at the moment.

The cluttered work table with lots of metal things on it.

And here's one of the silver angels with golden halo and heart. Still not finished, but getting there...

1 comment:

nikkipolani said...

Something about these images that is very appealing, Kristina. Kind of rustic beauty, a little bit of simpler times.