Thursday, 30 June 2011

what's in a name?

Well the Young bit is fairly self explanatory and the Audrey is our gorgeous dog. I've been creating art under my own name clare young for some years and more recently have developed some crafty works under the name young audrey. Audrey seemed a perfect inclusion in the name because she sleeps at my feet all day while I work in my studio, so she's been my main collaborator (of sorts).

However she also represents a life change - my daughters marked the first break from my corporate career, but in the end, inner city living meant a much more demanding mortgage and less space to think and Audrey represents our decision to move to the suburbs, to space, a big garden, ever expanding vegie patch and a home with a studio that I could call my own ... and of course the space for an adored family dog in the backyard (the rabbits and fish came later). So it's really been the arrival of two beautiful daughters and one crazy dog that has allowed me to explore my dream of 'creating' in a more focussed and dedicated way.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

welcome to young audrey

I have decided to start young audrey for a whole bunch of reasons....

1. I spend a lot of time reading blogs that provide inspiration to all aspects of my life from design, printmaking, craft, kids and more... so it felt like a natural progression to blog some thoughts of my own.

2. We're about to renovate our third home and my gorgeous friend Sarah in Jakarta has prodded and prodded me to document the process in a blog. So here it is... my experiences, successes, disasters and all the many challenges, headaches and heartaches ahead. Thank you Sar for the inspiration.

3. I do crafty stuff, inspired by other blogs, my creative daughters and the world around me... so I thought I'd share a few here.

4. I also sell my artworks online so I can give you some background on them here.

Hope you enjoy.