Sunday, 24 April 2016

Kiama - April 2016

Just letting everyone know that I've moved my shop to a little space at 33 Collins St in Kiama - not  the main road, but the side road by which you enter Kiama from the north. We're opposite those cute little terraces in an old shop with a garden at the front, called The Collective.

There's some stylish hand made gift items, fair trade, retro and vintage furniture, and Di's homewares section is beautiful. Kiama is a thriving little town with regular markets and art exhibitions in the park, some great cafes and is a top little spot to visit. I'm hoping in a couple of months the council merger will go ahead and Kiama and Shoalhaven will be the same region. :-)

Bayside Emporium in Huskisson, I believe, is winding down. I'm hoping the site will be redeveloped to something fabulous as part of the foreshore masterplan. It was a fantastic opportunity and trading there for 2 1/2 years with my fellow stallholder community has been a positive and rewarding experience.

 

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Goodbye Summer

While I love watercolour and how it has worked it's way into popular culture, I still appreciate a classic pencil drawing. These ones I started a year ago for these gorgeous rustic hand-made frames from India, and have finally got them on display.

I was very happy to work some watercolour elements into the design for the 2016 Shoalhaven Visitors Guide which reproduced really nicely on the uncoated stock.

Still loving maps and the all the colours and textures in the details and topography. I did a quick makeover on Em's bedside table the night before she moved out. Pages from a gorgeous old Atlas, Mod Podge and some new handles. My squeeky old brayer got a good workout.


 


 Little t-shirt yarn baskets. These are made with a big fat crochet hook and old t-shirts cut to continuous 1" strips. Would love to do a rag rug like this.