Sunday, 11 May 2008

And The Winner Of The Give~Away Is...

...balkan style bloggers.
Congratulations! Can you please email your address to me at inkberryblue AT gmail DOT com and I'll start putting together your package of goodies. Thanks to everybody who participated ~ I really enjoyed receiving your feedback.

On the subject of blogging and give~aways, the talented Peta at createcraft is running a competition where she's giving away a knitted scarf (her work is fabulous) and asking readers to post about the inspiration behind their blog's name and then leave a comment on her site.
Here is my story, of sorts...

I don't have any really well defined reasons for calling this blog inkberryblue
but ink berry has nice associations for me.
I've played with the words before ~
I once, unexpectedly, won a copywriting competition with them
in my very first year at Uni,
which was a bright and affirming moment
in a year that was full of self doubt.
I remember that,
as a reward,
my usually grumpy and critical head lecturer
presented me with a beaming smile
and a small tube of bright pink gouache,
that he'd wrapped up with a matching ribbon.
(I treasured the moment.)

And I like to think that inkberryblue has a sort of poetry to it.
I like the cadence of the words
~ the play of berry and blue ~ ink and art and creative juiciness...

So there you have it. If you decide to join in too please tell Peta I sent you!

I hope everyone, who celebrated yesterday, had a happy Mothers' Day. I planned on giving my mother the pouch that I started making for her birthday in (ahem) October, and blogged about here, but the buttons I crocheted looked ridiculously big and I didn't get time to buy anymore.
Here's a detail of the work that's still in progress:

Instead, I gave Mum a little affirmation stone and one of the geraniums that I propagated late last year,
which is much like this one:

She loved it.

Mum, Dad, my youngest sister and I also went out to lunch, and visited the Art Gallery of Western Australia where we saw the Year 12 Perspectives Exhibition, a display of the best work that's been produced by students in their final year of school. It runs every year, I always enjoy the exhibition and this year's works are particularly good. If you're in Perth I think it's well worth a look. Work's very busy right now but, if I get time, I'd like to go back to the exhibition before it closes on May 25th.

I hope you all have a wonderful, juicily creative week.


Turtle said...

Lovely photos! COngrats to the winner!

Rachel said...

I love the name of your blog, it definitely has some poetry to it!

carlita dee said...

"Juicily creative," I love that!

Thank you for stopping by my blog on the Ravelry comment train. I thought I'd pay you a visit, too. I love your photographs and you make such pretty projects.

I shall return. :)

Lila Rostenberg said...

I like your blog title! It does sound like some lucious writing is on the way!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Love that geranium! And I think inkberryblue is quite poetic. If you're curious, my blog name story is at

petrafanella said...

Thanks for the kind words. Your blog name does have a luscious ring to it, it promises succulent things.