Ah, Saturday, you were grand… we had the February Fete with ceramist Kylie of Paper Boat Press at her shop/gallery over at Ashgrove, Brisbane…. my gosh, was it a crazy busy day… these lovely shots on the blog were actually not captured by me this time I was a little busy wrapping and packing and hanging out with lovely customers… they were shot by the talented Ashley Oostdyck - thank you Ash x
… a few weeks ago while chatting over a glass or three of red wine Kylie and I decided we should do something together, a collaboration of sorts; we came up with a ‘february fete’, where I bring my caravan Frankie over to her studio/shop and we ‘bang out our wares’ so to speak; my old wares and Kylie’s handmade ceramics; we put it out there through our social media avenues and come Saturday morning we both really didn’t know how it was going to pan out…. eeeekk
… let’s just say that the power of local community is where it is at…. Ashgrove – who would of thought! We were both so overwhelmed by everyone who came out to see us and to take part in the little suburban fete….it felt like a really good party… seriously and I have been to a lot of parties in my time….there were so many familiar faces and so many new faces too….. lots of laughter, music and excitement…the buzzing corner block literally went off…
…. thank you so much to all who came out to see us… we are going to plan another one for later in the year…it really was that much fun …. sometimes good things do come from having a few too many glasses of wine with friends….
So… whatcha doing this Saturday?….. Well, I’m keeping it local by heading over to my friend Paper Boat Press’s shop/gallery with Frankie the caravan…. we are teaming up to put on an old school fete….. I’m going to be spilling out on to the sidewalk with all of my beautiful old wares and Paper Boat Press will have her stunning ceramic pieces inside the gallery…. Come on over if you are in the ‘good hood’…. there will be old fashion coconut ice and ‘pull your teeth out’ toffee too!
Something rather fun is bubbling away for next Saturday…Frankie the caravan and I are heading over to boutique ceramic studio Paper Boat Press at Ashgrove in Brisbane and are hosting a little local fete…. I will be setting Frankie up out the front of the corner shop with all of our old wares… and Paper Boat Press will be inside the shop with all of her incredibly beautiful handmade pieces. Nothing beats a low-fi fete. Would love to see you there..
I have news to announce which I have been bursting to tell you! I’m about to start work on an exciting project which involves you and me …. I’m travelling around my much loved Australia over the next few months; photographing and documenting ‘how Australians live’….. with a firm focus on regional and rural Australia… Yup, that’s right, If you live in a regional part of Australia and think I may find it interesting I want to know about it….
I am looking for all sorts of interesting layers which piece together ‘how Australian’s live’… especially interiors….my gosh, yes, interiors - sheep stations, drovers huts, homesteads, weatherboards, boat sheds… the list is endless… beautiful and tired, rambling and crumbling….if it provides shelter I would love to know about it…
if you would like to be involved or would like to share your area with me please email: firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to hear from you.
First up is Western Australia… I’m coming next week and I can’t wait to see what you have to offer…
Big things planned for this weekend…. the two day Finders Keepers market will be unfolding… Frankie the caravan is getting packed as we speak…. very much looking forward to getting amongst it over the weekend…. Lots of new found pieces will be on the trestle tables too…. come along if you are in Brisbane. Saturday and Sunday at the Old Museum; corner of Bowen Bridge Road and Gregory Terrace at Herston from 10am til 4pm both days!