Monday, November 08, 2010
Passion...is something so important to making art. I began making toys as art and somewhere along the way they became a product...they were made from the spirit of love and I love these little characters dearly. Posting the image above of my Nature Owls fills me with such a sweet happy feeling, a feeling I've felt missing for a while during the most distressing year of my life. It has come time for me to step back and reorder my artist life and take a breath to find my passion again and to find the art again for myself and to let go of the product. I hope then that I can hold these little darlings in my arms again with the same sweetness that they came to me as.
A big thank you to all of you who have also felt the love and supported the Flying Star spirit! You have all been Flying Stars too.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The Flying Star Toys website has been down for almost two weeks and now my email is not working either.
My host company has always been very slack so it looks like it is time to change companies.
Otherwise you can still see my toys at www.flyingstartoys.etsy.com (prices in USD)
or at www.flyingstartoys.bigcartel.com (prices in AUD).
I hope to have this cleared up soon!!
Thursday, January 07, 2010
The end of last year saw lots of big changes in my and my family's personal life. For me a new life, a new house and a new packet of challenges....with many highs and lows still to encounter. I am, however, very positive about the future and am excited to unwrap the new gifts that await us all for 2010.
Inside this beautiful fabric wrapping cloth is a bundle of Japanese incense sticks called, in english "Incense of the Silk Road". It is a rich combination of precious woods and gums that once travelled the great highways of the ancient world, blended with delicate Japanese sophistication...it's one of my favourites.
May this year be as rich and delicate for us all.