More time

The show is now open and it looks so great. Here's Ignasi, Jennifer (the gallery owner) and Toby installing the work. You can see Toby's huge "More time" piece down the back of the gallery. The beautiful deer are Ignasi's work.
The opening night was so fantastic, I wish I had some shots to share but between catching up with so many good people and looking after Max, the camera didn't make it out of the bag. The boys sold a huge amount of work, so many people showed up. It was just amazing. Thanks to everybody who came!

Something beautiful

I spend large parts of my day walking around our neighbourhood trying to get my little guy to sleep. To keep it interesting I try to find something beautiful every time. It's never hard.

Allergic to Poison

Toby and Ignasi's show Allergic to Poison opens this Friday at Guns and Butter. Come down and check it out between 6 and 9pm. It's going to be awesome.

For more info, click here.


Through the mirror of my mind
Time after time
I see reflections of you and me

I have always loved this song by Diana Ross and the Supremes.

The God of Sleep

A friend told me for the first year of motherhood, I need to simply just worship the God of Sleep. And to do nothing else. I now understand what she means. Sleep is so precious right now.

When Max is asleep he turns into a perfect porcelain doll.

C is for Cookie

I made peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies for Toby, 'cause peanut butter is like his favourite food ever. Damn they were good. 

High five

Ten years ago I ate breakfast with a boy in what I thought was called Lover Park. I was pretty sure it was a good sign. Turns out it was actually called Glover Park. Doesn't matter though, it worked out pretty well anyway.

Ten years together. High five to US!

Kiss Off

Kiss Off Medal
Brass, cold enamel, bone beads, silk fabric

Home time

Big news- we are moving home. Because New Zealand is home and it always has been. It was bound going to happen one day and that day is the 31st March 2012. Tickets have been bought. Resignations handed in. Family skyped. It's happening. Two and a half months! It is going to go so, so fast.

Guns and Butter

Toby and Ignasi are working hard towards their show Allergic to Poison which opens in just over two weeks. They've got a lot to do but it's looking pretty damn good so far.


This is the place I go to when I can't sleep. Like right now, at 3.53am.


 If you are wondering where we had our beautiful family portait taken, it was in Volendam.  Not far from Amsterdam, this little village is famous for the locals who dress in traditional costume and the tourists who imitate them. It was nice to get out of town and breathe some sea air, even if it was a grey, drizzly kind of day.