The OPEN STUDIOS weekend. Amaze balls. Thanks to each and every one of you who came along, met the gals, shopped, stayed, made sure I had coffee a’plenty. It was really wonderful to be back amongst it. Here’s a quick pic of two of my favourite visitors from the weekend ‘Choppo’ + ‘Schmoob’ with their Red Olive Loot.
I’m paying BIG TIME home fighting a cold and attempting to hide it from the Dr’s. Worth every painful swallow though. It was beautiful being in the space itself, surrounded the crew – who ‘get’s’ it, and why IT IS to begin with. It’s gorgeous sharing creative space with folks that have not just the eye, but the passion. There’s a special look – half joy, half contemplation when someone connects with a work, a fabric, a decorator piece, a scent that they love.
We see it – and it feeds us = there’s something truly divine there, and it’s why ARTspaces and the like exist. It feeds our soul, we feed yours with our joys and obsessions which gives joy, which feeds out souls which feed yours. And so it goes…
Sara Dowse, Jessica Watts, Gabby Malpas, Melinda Jordi are not just among my favourite Artists – they’re among my favourite people. It’s awesome walking in and seeing their works abundant on the walls. Mel Lovell – ‘the’ Organic Mama is in there too now, and oh my oh my, there’s some fabric fetishes happening big time. check out an image of my new cushion in my room. it had magical powers that made me want to clean my room and make my bed. i admit it looks a bit freaky sitting there stroking a cushion – but if you could feel it, you would understand. I left the dirty big double adapter on the headboard for your viewing pleasure. I had to laugh at one of our customers yesterday describing Mel’s fabrics as “so yummy she could eat them.” We do attract a… diverse crowd.
‘loobylou ‘ launched their candles over the weekend too. These scents are truly incredible, and it was a joy burning them in the space. a great test for them too – given the ARTspace is so big, the scent throw was truly everything they said it would be, and it carried through from Open to Closed. The website launched tonight for online sales: www.loobylou.com.au or follow them on Facey. https://www.facebook.com/pages/LoobyLou/325459667485668
We were bombarded with positive feedback, people telling us they were inspired, local support and general joy seeing our space functioning as an ARTspace again. Here’s to many more…
I moved my Studio in amongst the madness and have set up a new fresh space. Because I didn’t have enough to do this weekend! it feels good back there in the “naughty corner”, and I’m full of great ideas on how to use, and what to do in the space. Don’t forget we have 3 spots or 1 normal, 1 large avail. at the moment so get amongst it. With summer coming, there couldn’t be a more spectacular place to create / be / breathe…
We have just finished up another INCREDIBLE project that’s been a looong time coming for my little family. We finished ‘lola.’ Check her out on www.iamlola.com.au or follow Lola’s travels on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamlola1966 We’re heading to Brisbane this weekend for an old friend’s wedding, and taking her for her first spin. We can’t wait, and the getaway is long overdue, deserved and very much looked forward to. One of the catch phrases of the weekend was “Poverty breeds creativity.” And with Lola, we’ve proved it. Enjoy. We’ll blog separately about her soon.
The only remote negative to going away this weekend is that we miss the Art Expo this weekend. I’ve heard simply extraordinary things! Our own ARTspace Jessica Watts will be there, having been busting hump for months in the studio to get ready for it. We’re all a little gaga over Jess’s new stuff (and her old, and her anything really). I highly recommend checking her out. http://jessicawattsartist.blogspot.com.au
Here’s my favs’s. If you buy them – don’t gloat, it’s mean 😉
"Follow The Leader" 800mmx400mm Oil and Mixed Media on Panel
"Young Jacky" 600mmx600mm Oil and Aluminium Leaf on Panel
and of course, the birds. I’m all about Jess’s birds…
"Hello Cockie" 200mmx200mm Oil and Mixed Media on Veneered Panel (sold)
Our lovely Gabby Malpas is also there – but I haven’t seen the work she’s hanging! Waiting for her to blog too, so here’s a link for when she does…http://www.mangofrooty.blogspot.com.au
Right, that’s it. Over and Out.