it doesn’t take much for my man to impress me. he pretty much just has to breathe & i am totally #proudwife. but this weekend was really special for him & also for me as i was with him when he was awarded the Premier’s Teachers Mutual Bank Mathematics Scholarship. wow ! what an incredible achievement. i was so proud & thoroughly enjoyed watching him be recognised for his creativity and his hard work. i am so excited to see what he gets up to in our lifetime together. let’s just say there is never a dull moment in our house because he is never satisfied with mediocrity or slowing down. even. for. a. second. i am just delighted for him & I can’t wait to hear about all his adventures from his study tour next year.
i was also absolutely delighted to witness a sweet little friend of mine receive the Premier’s COFA Scholarship for Creative Arts. The gorgeous hannah was my flatmate while i was at uni & bless her little heart she is the wonderful woman who introduced me to installations … our little unit was practically an installation with all her works while she was completing her studies at COFA. isn’t she just so gorgeous ?! she will use her scholarship to experience the shanghai biennale & other wonderful things. what a talented lady !
when the baby was born i bought this owl and this toadstool* for her room. i bought these toys for her because she was entering the world of cars, trucks, trains, buses, planes, boats etc. of which joey is obsessed. i liked the owl because of its texture and because it was white – there is a purity about white. i liked the toadstool because of its contrast of red and white.
i later discovered that the owl is a symbol of wisdom and it seemed kind of fitting for our baby girl. even though she is our youngest youngling, there is absolutely something special about this girl. it has been said that there are some things that a mother just knows… in this case, i know our girl will be a wise woman who seeks after truth guided by her faith. this little display in the kids’ room was inspired by one of my favourite interior stylists for kids – jacinda from hide & sleep … it’s not even close to looking like one of her gorgeous rooms, but it will suffice for now !
* the toadstool has no meaning – i just like the colours and am amazed they exist like this is nature !