Hellena Post - Creatrix

I've tried on so many uniforms and badges that now I'm just me - mother of 8 children and all that entails, flowmad, and human animal parent. Writer of this living book of a blog, philosopher, and creatrix of hand dyed and spun crocheted wearable art. I gave up polite conversation years ago, and now I dive into the big one's.....birth, sex, great wellness, life, passion, death and rebirth.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

I dream of Etsy






Yeah, I know, I know, haven't been writing on here much lately, but there's been a lot going on! Getting ready for Tribal Fibres has been consuming most of my time, and I'm realising as I'm writing this that I don't think I've even mentioned Tribal Fibres yet.......nope, I haven't.

Picture this. Gorgeous tribal belly dancers, dancing to rhythms and moods from muscled, good looking and grooving drummers and flute players, and wearing my wearable art, the Lizard Queens stunningly unique and funky recycled and innovative fashions, and Hannah Faerie's one of a kind, ceramic jewellery. I love the alchemical mix that we're brewing with this event, and I'm starting to suspect it may be one of many...

But that's not why I'm writing this quickly inbetween wrapping wire and finishing off belts, I'm writing because I finally listed some things with Etsy. Not some of my more stunning things granted, but things nonetheless. And at least it's a start. I don't know why, but I was a bit phobic about putting things for sale on the internet. And now I've done it I don't know why....

So we went out the back of our community and decided the water tanks were a good backdrop, and inbetween squalling babies, cooking dinner, and trying to get that gorgeous late sunlight, we squeezed in some good shots!

The best ones were of my man (of course) but the green head got a look in too.

Stay tuned for some sumptuous shots of Tribal Fibres soon to come, and in the future I'm going to go on a bit of a rave about a Self-Taught Guild - a guild for people who have found their own path to their passions, without doing courses, or university degrees or gaining any other form of outside sanction to pursue thier driving concerns. A guild to support, inspire, and give words to the esteem you have when you've worked something out for yourself, and have let the inspiration flow purely from your heart, untainted by anyone else's experience or 'rules'. I've realised I have a lot to say on this subject, and my sister reminded me of a conversation we had about a year ago about the virtues of the self taught anything. The idea turned into a Guild today, and I'm liking it.

3 comments:

  1. Love the Cat in the Hat! Congrats on the new e-shop :-)

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  2. Hellena, Tribal Fibres was spectacular. The dancing, drumming, jewellery, and garments were a really wonderful union of creativity. What I loved nearly as much, was the mix of generations that attended. I loved that there was a little old lady talking so loudly because she either wasn't or gloriously refused to use her hearing aids. I loved that there were joyous young people who dare to be unique and vibrant, chatting with an older generation, many of whom were taught to iron their husbands shirts and look crisp!!!. I loved that there were so many spinners and weavers who love spinning, you and your art enough to have a night out. I suspect it may long be remembered by some:) As a bit of an etsy fiend (mostly for creative encouragement/inspiration due to our languishing Aussie dollar) it's a good to see your shop out there in the world. What better excuse to go on etsy than to add you to to my favourites. Cheers.

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  3. Hey Woodsprite! This is the only way to contact you, cause there's no email or anything on your page...But thank you!! And I agree with all your insights on the night, would be lovely to be able to communicate with you easier!

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