I met award winning jewellery designer, Melissa Player last year when I profiled her for Creative Beading magazine. She is a Blue Mountains mama who is steadily building up a jewellery business whilst nurturing and creatively inspiring her boys, Matthew and Nicholas.
My beading journey began when they were very young. “Almost every afternoon, after an active morning, they would sleep and I would bead. I’ve always been a crafty person but only really discovered beading when a bead shop opened nearby. It was great to do something that was just for me. These days however we all sit at the kitchen table and bead!” Continue reading
This month, screen composer Caitlin Yeo is off on a musical adventure to LA where she’ll work with A-list Hollywood composers and a 60-piece orchestra to create her own original score.
It’s an incredible opportunity that she’s worked hard for but one that’s never interrupted family time with her son and partner (something she’s not been willing to do).
If you’re around Surry Hills in the next week or so pop into Mart Gallery, it’s a music/art space showing an exhibition by Duckpond. He’s a man known for great pyjamas, for Lilyworld at the Big Day Out and other good things. The exhibition is fun and involves lots of bunnies and spaceships. www.martgallery.com.au http://duckpondsworld.com
And if you’re in the market for some Duckpond art, mention Sydney Mum and get a 25% discount!
Sydney Mum is now a year old and I’ve been rereading about the amazing women I’ve interviewed to date. I felt compelled to share my favourite bits. See below. Happy Mother’s Day month everyone and thanks for reading, Sharon
Kate Clere is passionate about stories that celebrate the human spirit and inspire respect and responsibility for the environment.
It’s a passion she shares with the other half of Second Nature Films, Mick McIntyre who is also her partner on the home front. They’ve just returned from filming in India with their children in tow. Continue reading