paper cuts & cardboard cut outs…
Posted in my heart wanders, personal, sydney April 15th, 2011 by pia

I’ve been surrounded by boxes for days, knee deep in cardboard and packing paper. I’ve begun wearing gloves while I open and unwrap each item as I’ve been getting some seriously nasty paper cuts. But still, I am inspired.

All this unwrapping and flattening boxes has given me some wonderful ideas for upcoming book launch events. Lots and lots of ideas. Also, I’m very glad that my beautiful oak table from Paris passed quarantine…


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  1. A Flourishing Perspective says

    Moving, moving, moving! Sounds exhausting! But I love finding inspiration in those unexpected ways. 🙂 I hope we are able to see what these ideas are sometime!


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  2. MissHeliotrope says

    The things that quarantine check – we once had them inspecting our books – I hope they enjoyed reading them…

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  3. pia says

    I’m sure they had a ball reading your books Miss Heliotrope! I’m glad they didn’t go for my books, because there were more than 20 boxes of them, it would have taken them half a year to read them all. 🙂

    A Flourishing Perspective – of course! You know I always show + tell. As soon as I’ve developed my ideas, I’ll share them here.

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  4. meenal@maison marigold says

    To find inspiration in the mundane..that has to be you, Pia..have a lovely weekend!! do visit my blog when you have a moment! xx meenal

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  5. nadia says

    i have been packing for weeks, my hands look like they belong to another human being. I am so glad the table passed quarantine no, rabies or tubercolosis:)

    I am so excited ot follow this new journey through your blog!

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  6. Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL says

    Yay for recycling boxes! And finding inspiration in everyday things!

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  7. Pinar says

    inspiration can really be everywhere 🙂

    April 16th, 2011 | #

  8. krys kirkpatrick says

    If you are inspired by cardboard. Check out our Hutch Studio. We have been making frames, doll houses, a bunny hutch and even a costume out of cardboard.

    April 17th, 2011 | #

  9. BODIE and FOU says

    Beautiful pics! Sadly each time we moved I had to get rid of some of my interior mags…far too many

    April 17th, 2011 | #

  10. Rebecca says

    Pia – how lovely! I hope you’re enjoying your move back home. Just a quick note of something I thought you might like. You’ve probably seen it before, but I’m currently completing the HSC and have taken a lot of inspiration from Swedish artist Nina Lindgren’s work – I think you should take a look: – all made from recycled boxes. Hope you are well! x

    April 17th, 2011 | #

  11. Sophie Isobel says

    Oh Pia, you even make moving look beautiful. I am so delighted your gorgeous table has arrived safely. I do adore it so. In all your photos it seems to have its own voice and it tells the prettiest tales.
    Sophie x

    April 18th, 2011 | #

  12. Tara Bradford says

    So glad the table and everything else arrived safely. I had quite a few papercuts too – wish I’d thought about wearing gloves (but wouldn’t have been able to find them, anyway). Hope you and R are settling in and enjoying making the new place yours. Very excited to read your book soon! You’ll be happy to know I now have my temp residency permit sorted, along w/ permission to work. So now I’m semi-Dutch, at least. 🙂 Meanwhile, still wading through French bureaucracy to get my money back from the movers’ damages, breakage and loss of my belongings. xo

    April 20th, 2011 | #

  13. Elaine Power says

    wow just found your blog how gorgeous!! I know the feeling about quarantine all my xmas decorations had to get sprayed I had to pay to save them from being burnt as some were home made from when my children were at nursery & pre school didnt want to loose those little treasures!!, good luck with the book launch how exciting I used to live in Brisbane, shame I’m still not there would have come along, happy easter 🙂

    April 21st, 2011 | #

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