Monday, January 10, 2011
Finally got a new batch of spoons from Canada. I ordered them back in November. There are a lot of collectors in Canada and it seems the Canadians like Australians take sense of place very seriously. May be something to do with the expanse of natural landscapes they inhabit.
I love it when people like my work- these tiny moments of validation from your audience are an important part of the creative process. Happy customers = happy artist! Check out Bronwyn and Kerry,wearing their latest evaelena acquisitions. These Gladesville based girls do it all: juggling careers, households, husbands and children!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Welcome to my blog. I have spent the last couple of years writing a PHD and making video art about place. When I discovered souvenir spoons, they seemed the perfect nostalgic object - a marker of place attachment and belonging. Making jewelry out of them seemed a natural development for me -as in this form they become both talismans of place and reminders of special locations. I love the vintage ones in particular, as they suggest a world that no longer exists. I am not one for nostalgia, so, I hope to develop my craft and create more elaborate pieces from vintage finds. As I sell each piece, from my site at www.etsy.com/shop/evaelena
I hope to post pictures my customers and their story.
Lauren is an Australian teacher who lives in Dubai and she chose a bit of Australia that included her favourite activities when at home and because she is a rev head (er, I mean motorbike enthusiast) this had to include Phillip Island- the home of Australian MotoGP.