Friday, August 10, 2012

The big sleep

My dear friends, you may have realised by now that I've really slowed down (and then crawled to a muffled stop) with my blog entries over recent months .... I really do love immersing myself in all your fun, creative stories, and I've been very lucky to make so many wonderful connections through this blog but I've really struggled to get back into the routine of regular posting, particularly since Dash was born.

I think I might have to let this little slice of cyberspace hibernate for a while, although I hope that I don't lose contact with all you fabulously inspiring folks out there (I'll still be quietly wandering around the interwebs and haunting your comments pages so you won't be rid of me entirely!). If you come back and check in several months' time I hope you'll find a new, invigorated Juddie blog ...

Till then, toodle pip!
I'm going to sleep.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Warning: baby overload (indulge me here, folks!)

- my little boy is growing up so fast. He's almost 5 months old now and I wanted to collect a few photos* together in one place as a little record for myself of this strange and wonderful time...

* I always said I didn't want to have a blog filled with pics of my own kid. Oh well. Here's a whole lot at once.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Punch and Judy puppet show

... Paris, 1950s

Place hair here

For some reason artworks and other things made with human hair totally creep me out, and my husband knows that I squirm even looking at photos of traditional Victorian keepsakes such as locks of hair encased in glass, let alone things like the revolting hair and fingernail (yes, you read that correctly!) doily that was offered on Etsy last year for US $200 ... {seriously, who spends the time making and advertising this sh*t?!}.

.... but over at Regretsy this week April posted about some quite fascinating hair-based jewellery, so delicately crafted I can (almost!) look at it without getting the shivers. Melanie Bilenker illustrates quiet scenes from domestic life by embedding individual strands of her own hair in resin - she's very talented and I'm impressed with both her technical skill and the sheer novelty of her work:

What do you think? Does disembodied hair make you feel a bit icky, or is it just another neutral, natural material with plenty of potential applications?

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Soul Train

I just found a whole lot of wonderful Soul Train videos on YouTube ...
They're fabulous and I don't know why I haven't seen them sooner!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bad ads

I've posted some terrible advertising examples in the past; now here are some more gems for your delectation:

Friday, May 25, 2012


Tonight I'm kicking back with Dash and listening to a bunch of old faves ....
I love the way Damian Kulash rocks it out in this video (which reminds me of another crush from my early 20s, Jon Spencer*)

*...  and I always grin at Winona Ryder playing Jon Spencer in this clip - sit back and enjoy if you're a fan of JSBX!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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