190:365 Feeling a bit under the weather and rather lacklustre for any drawings this morning so here is something I made many years ago – the spectacular view out the window of room 3 , Southern Ocean Lodge , Kangaroo Island.

190:365 Feeling a bit under the weather and rather lacklustre for any drawings this morning so here is something I made many years ago - the spectacular view out the window of room 3 , Southern Ocean Lodge , Kangaroo Island.

The current state of my work in progress wedding ring. It's been cast and rolled and ready for finishing. But I like it like this all rough and imperfect so will go and try it on on Friday and see how it feels.

The current state of my work in progress wedding ring. It's been cast and rolled and ready for finishing. But I like it like this all rough and imperfect so will go and try it on on Friday and see how it feels.

Scraps of Cloth and bits of discontinued Designers guild fabric are coming together to make this ScrapCloth lampshade. The first of many as I begin making for #sydneycraftweek and my #usemeup show at Platform Gallery next month.

Scraps of Cloth and bits of discontinued Designers guild fabric are coming together to make this ScrapCloth lampshade. The first of many as I begin making for #sydneycraftweek and my #usemeup show at Platform Gallery next month.

188:365 Bec's left over mushroom barley risotto. Love it when you go to a friends house for dinner on a Saturday night and they hand you a care package for Monday lunch time. Made extra fresh from the garden by Manda with a scattering of thyme parsley and mezuna flowers. Thanks ladies, delish.

188:365 Bec's left over mushroom barley risotto. Love it when you go to a friends house for dinner on a Saturday night and they hand you a care package for Monday lunch time. Made extra fresh from the garden by Manda with a scattering of thyme parsley and mezuna flowers. Thanks ladies, delish.

186:365 The first buds are out of the next door neighbours magnolia that hangs into our garden. And I made this sketch on a piece of my old wallpaper and the ink didn't dry properly so the drawing went all funny but I can't really tell anyway because Ive lost my glasses(again) in the garden somewhere and haven't seen my back up pair for weeks.

186:365 The first buds are out of the next door neighbours magnolia that hangs into our garden. And I made this sketch on a piece of my old wallpaper and the ink  didn't dry properly so the drawing went all funny but I can't really tell anyway because Ive lost my glasses(again)  in the garden somewhere and haven't seen my back up pair for weeks.

The textures and the layers of a jewellery maker. These are the fire bricks and the crucible that Bridget will be using to melt our old gold down in the making of the new wedding rings.

The textures and the layers of a jewellery maker. These are the fire bricks and the crucible that Bridget will be using to melt our old gold down in the making of the new wedding rings.

At the age of 5, I declared to my parents that I wasn't going to get married, ever. And for the majority of my life I felt this was right for me. Marriage seemed so old fashioned, lumbering , patriarchal and irrelevant. Then I met Amanda and my thinking shifted. I now believe that marriage as a concept is ready to be redefined. It has such gravitas – nothing else comes close. But here in Australia the only place available to us is getting married at the British High Commission. And so that's where we will be doing it. So today in preparation we've collected some of the the old gold wedding bands from dead relatives and are getting new rings made, symbolising a modern idea of marriage between two people who love and respect each other. That's all, simple really.

At the age of 5, I declared to my parents that I wasn't going to get married, ever. And for the majority of my life I felt this was right for me. Marriage seemed so old fashioned, lumbering , patriarchal and irrelevant. Then I met Amanda and  my thinking shifted. I now believe that marriage as a concept is ready to be redefined. It has such gravitas - nothing else comes close.  But here in Australia the only place available to us is getting married at the British High Commission. And so that's where we will be doing it. So today in preparation we've collected some of the the old gold wedding bands from dead relatives and are getting new rings made, symbolising a modern idea of marriage between two people who love and respect each other. That's all, simple really.