Inner demons & design: overcoming perfectionist’s procrastination to launch my new blog

Slaying inner demons is exhilarating. Last week I launched my new blog, SockShine (because why should shoes get all the news?). It’s a sort-of fashion and life blog entirely dedicated to socks, driven by my own passion for this humble garment. It’s something I’ve been wanting to start for years, but have let the fear of “putting myself out there” hold me back – in so many aspects of my life.

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iMade iPhone Wallpapers

A few days ago my iPhone started to misbehave to such an extent that a reset was required. The reset itself was fairly painless, but I only discovered after a resync that I’d lost most of my wallpapers. So I decided to design some of my own…

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Broadbandemonium

For the past fortnight swarms of fluoro-clad cacophonists have been eviscerating the streets of South Hobart to lay optic fibre cable for the National Broadband Network. Last week I caused the crew some amusement when I stopped to ask what the inside of the cable looks like…

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Monkeyshine now on Etsy

Well, I finally bit the bullet and set up shop on Etsy. Yay! I’ve been deliberating over the “To Etsy or not to Etsy” question for far too long now and some dramatic action was required to haul me out of my deep ditch of procrastination…

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Extreme Weaving

I weave baskets. Out of telephone wire. On top of mountains. Weaving with telephone wire is a traditional South African craft of the Zulu people that has developed into an internationally recognised art form. After my last trip to South Africa in 2004, I set about teaching myself the soft-wire weaving technique…

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