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Working from HOME "Sweet Home"

Working from HOME "Sweet Home"

This is something I have been doing since the 1980's when whilst working in the Fashion Industry in Australia I found that making Jewellery on the side created extra money to save for Overseas trips and Travel. Whilst travelling I had a case for Clothes and a case for my Jewellery and sold to Harvey Nichols and Liberty as well as many other clients who supported my desire to blend and melt into other cultures thru this decade. My Home has always been the base of my work and adventures and when in the late 80's on my return to...

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28 days on the road buying with Las Ninas Textiles

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28 days on the road buying with Las Ninas Textiles

Reporting from my verandah at home without the haze of Jet Lag I can honestly say that this trip was AMAZING!!!!! The usual glitches of suppliers not making orders and things not coming together exactly as you hoped as i ran from pillar to post in 28 days. No problems with Credit Cards to hobble you, begging from friends. (as in Aug/Sep16) A beautifully timed, dedication to the 80% of Indigenous people who live in Guatemala on less than $1.90US of food a day. (this week i was told how lucky i was as this year it had been revised...

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Can you see the beauty at Mexico City Airport?

Can you see the beauty at Mexico City Airport?

Not sure what this incredible conglomeration of tubes and pipes is but i see beauty in it, Terminal 1 in Mexico City is older than Terminal 2 and always under construction in some way, but is modern and efficient most times, in the last 5 years there has been an increase in the number of Airlines that fly and of course an increase in passengers as Mexico prospers and grows, it's still a poor Country don't get me wrong, but the last 10 years there have been so many changes it's amazing, love seeing my second home grow!!

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Our interview with "The Bangalow Cowboy"

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Our interview with "The Bangalow Cowboy"

Ever come across people that intrigue you and you are just dying to have a talk to them? I had the fortunate chance of picking up Shanti Ananda after we had the little shoot together at the Mullumbimby Farmers Market last Friday in front of the puremeltchocolate.com stall. The subject was colour and what and why people wear them and i was lucky enough to interview him about this, something that i am always at odds with and that comes up time and time again at work when i talk to customers, you can find Shanti's thoughts here on youtube. I...

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On Sizes and Colors

On Sizes and Colors

More shots from the archives c2008. As a retailer of Artisan Clothing I am constantly asked for sizes that may not be comprehensible, in places where the major part of the population are as tall and as light framed as the woman on my right. Whom I need to bend down to be shot with. Due to the introduction of embroidery machines these women no longer wear Red or Blue (their colours from 2000) they now have a paintbox of extraordinary colours and designs to work with and despite an ethnologist's thoughts, we're on the side of how fantastic things have...

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