December 2012

Our Christmas Gift to YOU. x



What a year folks, friends, fans and followers.

Lot’s of ups and downs huh! I can’t help but feel blessed (for obvious reasons) and this time of year is a wonderful special time, with all the magic that Christmas, and the promise that a New years always brings. I always love to get my craft on at the time too – and have got some brilliant new ideas planned for our classes starting soon too. One of them, I am sharing with you and hoping to encourage you to have a crack at your inner creator. I printed mine on to A4  recycled paper and used them to wrap small gifts (see image) and chopped them to make labels etc. We then made sticker labels by pasting some images we’d found online onto and Officeworks label, and others by spray painting over simple decorations like bells and snowflakes for something a bit more abstract. Super simple, zappy and best of all, home made! Enjoy 🙂 If you’re reasding this blog – just email me, and I’ll forward you the PDF. 
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I had a brilliant special – 20% of everything, limited time all that jazz, and then realised there was something wrong with the host of our shopping system! Doh. We’re still testing to see if it’s resolved, but I’m honouring the discounts for the rest of the year. Just email me your wish list and I’ll keep the goods aside. Also, for orders over $50, we will gift wrap and make sure they get to you by Christmas by subsiding the difference between the average post to the overnight delivery!

I’ve finished building the underground ARTspace website too. Will be launching in the new year. We’re consciously separating the ARTspace from Red Olive. ARTspace will be all things Art, Art + craft related – a home for Artists Bios, Updates + Info for Classes (also launching soon), ART markets (Rachel is looking at making these a regular occurrence with a few twists!) and online ART sales. Have a sneaky peek if you’re interest, there’s lots of Artists still to upload work – it’s early stages, but I’m happy with how we’re going.

Red Olive Studios:

Red Olive will be purely all things retail and interior design related – all things related to me (Kere) personally, like it was before the ARTspace. Less confusing we think! Also, I’ve started doing graphic stuff, and various other avenues, so Red Olive will eventually return to being my sole trader personal little retail space (which rents a space WITHIN the underground ARTspace). Make sense?
So, as always thanks for sticking with us. Our very very best wishes for health, happiness and hope. During this period and always.
Kere, Adrian, Lanya (and Modi who Lanya tells me is the Red Olive mascot!?!) 

“Annual underground artmarkets” …bigger and better than ever!!!… Hosted by local Artist and Event planner Rachel Carrol

Hi All

This is it MY First Art Market

at the Underground ArtSpace!!!


Where: 294 Sydney Rd, Balgowlah

(look for the giant Paint brush)

When : Saturday December 8th

Times: 10-4pm

What: Some of the best local talent

from Manly and Beyond.

We have over 15 artists on display.

Sculptors, ceramics, fine ART and MORE!!!

For the unique Christmas Gift or

the chance to meet an artist make

a connection and continue the dream!

We also have face painting for the Kids

and cup cakes for everyone!!!

This is the beginning of  a monthly event

in the region just for ART.

I hope you can make it to the first one and see it evolve!!

See you Saturday!!!

Feel free to invite your friends and family.

Rachel Carroll

for more info contact me on 0423982349

taking names for the next Art Market in 2013 now!

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