Saturday, June 23, 2012

Birthday Cards and Movie Moments

Yes, here I am
 days later and still working on my 'Birthday Issues'
My actual birthday came and went I am proud to say without a tear nor tantie.

 The same cannot be said for these
 beauties of the silver screen:

Bette Davies
 (...we love you- I always think of the Madonna song Vogue)
Audrey and Katherine Hepburn
and Catherine Deneuve.

Oh Katherine is it oh so bad?

Here's hoping that someone out there shares my slightly distorted sense of birthday humour, either that or my girlfriends are getting these cards for quite some time.

On the flip side..
Hope you are having a Doris Day!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Birthday Issues

My birthday is a in a couple of days.
It isn't a significant one -  just one of those in between years.
These are the ones that I like best!

The birthdays that end in zero come with the pressure that you simply MUST celebrate in a befitting manner.
Lots of people, lots of food and drink,
lots of organising, lots and lots and lots of stress!

Its enough to give you birthday issues.

Joan Crawford -Birthday issues

I was a lot like Joan Crawford when I turned 40
 (minus the glamour unfortunately).
 I'm over the trauma drama now of course,
really... I AM!

Joan is part of my new range of cards entitled 
"Birthday Issues". I've been really enjoying making these cards in the lead up to the BiDM markets in July. I have a little chuckle as I collect the melodramatic images.
Hopefully the recipients will see the humour in the drama too.

What about you?
Ever had a Joan moment?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Vintage and Future Cars

Do you know about Cars?
Of course not!
Some people have love affairs
 with their 4 wheeled polluters.

 Not me- I really couldn't give a clutch.

Last weekend, however, we went to the Lifeline Bookfest and this little 1963 book caused my differential assembly to spin round altogether.

Fiat Bambino
I try not have regrets,
 but in my 20s I passed up  the opportunity
 to buy a little red Fiat Bambino.


I never got to put a scarf around my head and pretend I was  in driving to a cocktail party in Italy (sigh)

Oh and look at that Combie
(this page is destined to become a travel wallet)

So if I slam into reverse,
maybe I should reevaluate and admit 
I love the whole design element of automobiles.
Also, they do get me from A to B (albeit at a crawl in Brissy)

Hope to catch you soon in the anti-gravity design blazing down Coronation Drive.