Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Made on the Left winter market

I will be having a stall at the Made on the Left winter market on Sunday! There will be lots of local designers, live music, live art, activities, winter wonderland themed installations and more!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Festival of creativity!

I hate summer. Mainly the heat. The hot hot hot heat. The burning, boiling brutal heat. But there’s one thing about summer that I look forward to every year - festival season! January and February are the months for Perth Fringe Festival and Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF), and I love it! There’s always so much on and such strange and usual, interesting, different, fun and exciting events. It’s non-stop!

For one weekend during PIAF it’s the Perth Writers Festival and this year there were two special crafty guests - Pip Lincolne, the crafting queen, and Beci Orpin, an illustrator, designer and author. I booked in for a Creativity Shake Up workshop with Pip (which was unfortunately on at the same time as Beci’s workshop - I wanted to do both!!) and joined a bunch of creative ladies to hear about Pip’s path to creativity. I was pleasantly surprised to find Davina from Fluid Ink Letterpress and Nicole from House of Nicnax were also there and enjoyed hanging out with them for the morning.

In the first part of the workshop, Pip the crafting queen gave us some exercises to evaluate our own creativity and expectations and tips on the importance of making time to be creative. She gets up at 5:30(!) every morning so she can get things done before the busyness of the day takes over. I don’t think I could manage that as I’m more of a night owl but I can definitely see the benefit to it. I might even try getting up a bit earlier and see how it works...

After a short break, it was time to get creatively crafty with pompoms and ponies! My pony magically turned into a unicorn. It would have been a pegasus but time was not on its side! By the end of our hands-on making frenzy, the tables were covered in bits of wool, glitter, beads, felt cuttings and threads - it already felt more creative! But it was time to go home… I did enjoy creating something with my hands which I haven’t done for a few months so thanks to Pip for bringing some creative fairy dust and sprinkling it over Perth!

Pip was back again in the afternoon for a panel discussion called “The Creatives” with her crafty friend, Beci Orpin. They both lead very creative lives and have become quite well known for it. I really like Beci’s illustration style. In fact, I had a patch designed by her on my bag that day! Pip and Beci both make a living out of being creative so I was interested to hear what they would say about it. They both thought it was important to prioritise time for creativity and leave “empty” time for ideas to come. Their number one advice was to ‘be nice and work hard” and, after meeting them both, it’s something which they both seem to follow which made me admire them even more.

I really enjoyed my creativity focussed day. It’s not every day you get told to just think and explore and come home with a unicorn. I hope there are lots more days like that.

Monday, February 29, 2016

The future

The reason you haven’t heard from me for a while is because I’ve been busy behind the scenes working on improving my web presence! I’m hoping to have it all ready to go in the next few months and I’m pretty excited about it! I hope you will like it too!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

It's a new year!

It's 2016!
January has been a non Tall Rabbit month as I have done a bit of travelling to Melbourne and Tasmania and loved it! I got a lot of inspiration which will no doubt come out in my work sometime during the year. I'm looking forward to new creations and new directions and lots of cute! Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tall Rabbit's 2015

Another year has gone past and like every year, it seems to have been really quick! There have been new and exciting adventures in 2015 for Tall Rabbit, the biggest which was travelling to Sydney to exhibit at Oz Comic-Con! I also joined Instagram (follow me @tallrabbitgram) and loved it!  I did more pop-up shops with Montage Collective and markets with Made on the Left and designed new products. Not as many as I'd hoped but that just means I have even more planned for 2016! Thank you for supporting me and I hope to meet lots more of you in 2016! Long live Tall Rabbit! :)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Montage at Milkd

I'm taking part in another Montage Collective pop-up shop - this time at Milkd Café, 48 Eighth Ave, Maylands. It's a new experience for us as we haven't set up with another business before but it does mean we can get yummy food and drinks while we work!

We'll be open 9:30 - 4:30 every day up to Christmas so make sure you pop in for some locally made Christmas gifts! Including these for the cupcake lover...

Neddynibbles cupcake purse and Tall Rabbit cupcake pocket mirror and earrings.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Pencil rainbow

I've been planning this for a while but I finally got my rainbow of pencils finished! Yay! 
I've made them into mini brooches for all those cute stationery appreciators!