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Our NEW(ish) HQ!!!!

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We are finally launching not one, but both spaces we’ve recently been involved with. Our new Loobylou HQ, plus a pop up Exhibition / Gallery / Photography studio – creative space that’s rented by the day.

We will also be publically showing our new collaboration with watercolour Artist – Gabby Malpas – who if we are super lucky will have the ORIGINAL works featured on our labels available for sale on the night! Oh, and did I mention I’m doing personalised Christmas candles this year? Anything ordered on the night has a guaranteed pre Christmas delivery!

Join us for a drink, enjoy our usual annual VIP night specials, and see where I’ve been hidden away for most of the last year.

PS. Just because you are a qualified designer / stylist – that DOES NOT make you even remotely profocient as a trademan. This is my lesson of the year…

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NEW this Christmas!

Let’s face it folks. It’s HARD trying to find the perfect Christmas gift. In what is such a disposable society, coupled with ease of access to pretty much anything – what can you get that is unique, thoughtful and just right? What about a customised Christmas candle? You get to be involved in the process – first you choose your fragrance, and vessel and then what you want to say. Be it a simple message (some examples below) or a favourite quote, song lyric – your call.

You can choose any fragrance from the Christmas OR  Classic/Signature range. We are limited to vessels in stock, so if you have a larger order – please let us know ASAP so we have a running shot at getting more in just for you. Remember, it’s the silly / busy season – so tick this off your to do list as soon as…

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My year in summary!

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We are finally launching not one, but both spaces we’ve recently been involved with. Our new Loobylou HQ, plus a pop up Exhibition / Gallery / Photography studio – creative space that’s rented by the day.

We will also be publically showing our new collaboration with watercolour Artist – Gabby Malpas – who if we are super lucky will have the ORIGINAL works featured on our labels available for sale on the night! Oh, and did I mention I’m doing personalised Christmas candles this year? Anything ordered on the night has a guaranteed pre Christmas delivery!

Join us for a drink, enjoy our usual annual VIP night specials, and see where I’ve been hidden away for most of the last year.

PS. Just because you are a qualified designer / stylist – that DOES NOT make you even remotely profocient as a trademan. This is my lesson of the year (read: don’t look too close!)

LoobyLou

New – Landscape Painting class – En Plein Air with Rachel Carroll

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Four week Term starts – Monday 2 March 6.30-8.30pm
Explore painting & Drawing in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Working En Plein Air – while the nights are still long.
Each class will cover the basics: tone, colour, composition & perspective.
For the more adventurous you can also try mixed media and abstraction

All levels welcome!!!
Contact Rachel for a materials list: 0423982349
Book fast Class nearly FULL

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Made with Love

Here’s something you might not know about me… I LOVE Christmas. Like big time, crazy, start planning gifts around about now. It’s not what you spend, but the thoughtfulness, and the personal touch of a gift that warms the cockles of my heartstrings. I literally have a notes section on my phone, and record stuff that people like, suggest or ideas I have for gifts. You are never safe from my Christmas planning… And because I’m the thrifty snake, I still make use of lay-by, which means I can drip feed the more extravagant of my gifting. I’m not sure why I’m like this, but I’d hazard a guess it’s from too much TV in my dysfunctional childhood. I craved order, tradition and just generally joy – and Christmas is the time of most joy, most giving, thoughtful gestures to others. Time to think about what, and who is important.

I wanted to share with you one of the things I did this Christmas for 2 very special lads. These guys are funny, smart and   2 of the absolute lights of my life. For a 12 and 14 year old they have compassion, empathy and wisdom well beyond their years – and are also the funniest little clowns in the land, like really funny – one of them even honks when he laughs. Frankly, I’m endeavouring to have either of them as a son in law, but thats a whole different blog….

Anyway, being tween/teen boys they’re kind of hard to get gifts for – not because they’re fussy. Frankly, you could give them a bag of chips or gum and they’d be grateful you thought of them, but because of my belief that the gift should befit the receiver. Anyway, here’s what I did… Playing on their personality types and nicknames, I made these. A really thoughtful, not overly expensive – but very personal Christmas gift made with a whole lotta love…photo

Memes my way

I’m often inspired by the words and images floating around the inter webs, and one of the most special parts about http://www.loobylou.com.au is the quotes we put on each candle.

I’ve decided to create a few of my own. Often you read the same message in different words, and it resonates at a different frequency. It may be the image that connects the words, or vice versa. Either way, this is a little project I’m trying, ‘Memes my way’ to encourage and inspire me in my own creative journey, and remind me why and what is important. Sometimes, it’s just to accept that it just is…

Hope you enjoy…

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Beginning with a bang! Classes and courses 2015

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EXPRESS YOURSELF – YOUTH ART CLASSES 2015 

(with Dawn Whitten)

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Our aim for these classes is to foster creative thinking and build self-confidence, and allow children a safe space to learn, experiment and create. Your child will learn all aspects of fine art including theory, history and techniques while having lots of fun finding their own unique style.

LANDSCAPE TERM:
The first Term of 2015 will focus on landscapes. We will look at the impressionists, the romantics and contemporary artists, realistic and abstract landscapes.T he art space has a beautiful back garden and we will make full use of it. We will learn to see the beauty that is in the natural world around us. They will learn the techniques and the theory and then they will come up with their own unique  creation at the end of the term, my using the tools and concepts they have learned, but interpreting that in a way that is unique and personal to them.

THIS YEAR WE WILL WORK TOWARDS ENTERING SHOWS AND HOSTING A SPECIAL END OF YEAR EXHIBITION AT THE ART…

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School holiday program!

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I’ll be adding a proper blog soon as, but I wanted to get this to you quick smart. More info coming soon!

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE

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THIS WEEKEND FOLKS!!!

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The bubbly is chilling, the works are hung – and we’re ready for you!!!

Join us for the Exhibition opening Saturday, and raise a glass to our gorgeous Exhibiting Artists. Mingle in our magnificent backyard, and stay a while and enjoy a sticky in our Open Studios weekend.

SO MUCH GOING ON!!!

See you there,

K + crew

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