Soul Stories

23 Apr

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Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Beautiful lamp lighter
Always remember your Soul
With your real Stories

Tell us a little about the origins of Soul Stories
Short promo video that says it all:
http://vimeo.com/73381009

So Soul Stories are just really simply stories about really simple things, I guess they’re artistic creations that touches our essences, our being and our soul in the most beautiful and sad ways that we have somehow forgotten about or need to feel and remember.

I like to hope that they can pull out the sensitive, vulnerable and funny pieces of our soul ~ the parts that are sometimes hard to explain & just need to be felt & embraced…

If I want to go back to the beginning of how Soul Stories was born, l guess l’ve always been fascinated by inspiring quotes. So for a long time I used to write silly little things for myself, just heart warming lyrical words until the first time my heart was really broken… l remember searching through a number book stores to find the perfect words that my heart desperately need to read and embrace – but believe it or not it was really hard to find, so, the words my heart and hurt longed for seemed to write themselves and from those creations evolved Soul Stories.

Soul Stories are very simple and concise expressions, so few years ago I thought if l was ever going to illustrate them I had to really marry that concept. Sometimes my words can be a little bit broken and hard so, l wanted these particular kinds of stories to be balanced with something softer, & after lots of research, smooth rounded swirls and lines mixed with bright vibrant colours felt completely right and natural for Soul Stories. & after playing around with my first packet of Soft Pastels, well, my Soul Stories figures came to life, which kinda represent the soul…

Searching through countless
number of book stores,
l never quite discovered
the perfect stories to read
of how l really felt,
so l decided to find them
by writing the words l longed for,
just for me…

And then in time,
l would compassionately
write for those
close to my heart,
and for those in honest need…

And now,
l humbly write
for all souls out there,
- especially for the ones
who can not find true words
to express how much
they really ‘feel’.
Whether it be for those
who are broken
almost beyond repair,
or for those
who can easily believe
that bliss & magic
‘can’ ooze
from every pore…

I just want,
and deeply wish,
to find your words
- and write
for you all…         © November 2 .09

‘Soul Stories’

Describe your creative process.
Normally I start with a scribble of text in my very messy notebook or on a piece of scrap paper – on anything really, that I can get my hands on to jot down a few words. This can come at any given moment. I don’t have a set time to sit down and write… Although sometimes I do try to do that… But more often than not, l have no control over that part ~ l see it, hear it, feel it and l just have to write it all down. Sometimes it’s a little disjointed so l let it settle and might come back to it in a few weeks/months later to tweak it… The illustration part feels a little more worked, a thought out process – and after I have sketched something out, it usually takes a whole afternoon or night from start to finish to complete it…
I find myself playing with illustrations first these days, but normally its text first – to inspire the illustraion…

What inspires you the most?
Inspiration for Soul Stories is drawn from absolutely everywhere… Experience and stories inside of me, outside, within you, my friends, whether it be a passing stranger, or loved ones, music… Just everything, along with a little bit of magic and make believe. I just see it and feel it everywhere, so everyone is responsible for Soul Stories & l’m just the lucky one to turn it into a few words just to remind everyone how truly special we are. I’m a quiet soul at heart, with not a lot to say unless it really means something true & with my artistry as a dancer and the way l’m able to project my emotion, love, line & beauty through dance, l’m able to continue that forever through an equal passion called Soul Stories..

Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
Local:
Emma Magenta ~ Illustrator/Writer http://emmamagenta.wordpress.com
Phillipa Finch http://www.abc.net.au/tv/phillipafinch/
Catherine Hiller ~ Painter/Artist
 http://catherinehiller.com/
Shaun Tan ~ Artist/Author http://www.shauntan.net
Leunig ~ Cartoonist/Painter/Philosopher http://www.leunig.com.au

Amy Landry ~ Dancer/Yogi/Life Coach http://amyelandry.com
Imagine Ellie ~ Artist /Graphic Designer http://imagineellie.com
Gin Pineau ~ Designer/Videographer/Photographer 
http://www.ginibee.fr/gin_pineau/gin_pineau.html

International:
Brian Andreas ~ Writer/Illustrator/Storyteller 
http://www.storypeople.com/storypeople/Home.do#.UI1K7Y4zNU0
Klaus Kampert ~ Photographer http://www.klauskampert.com/index_en.php
Ryan Woodward ~ Art/Animator http://ryanwoodwardart.com
Damien Rice ~ Singer/Songwriter http://www.damienrice.com/
Shawn Ardoin ~ Painter/Writer http://www.shawnardoin.com
Monique Van Steen ~ Painter/Artist http://www.moniquevansteen.com/pintora/home.html
Tiffany Bird ~ Story Teller/Lamplighter http://believehopedream.com
Agnes-Ceicile ~ Painter/Artist http://agnes-cecile.cleanfolio.com/
Oliver Heath ~ Graphic Designer http://www.raftersdesign.com

What are your ultimate dreams for Soul Stories?
I believe that in order to better our future we need to be more aware of our hearts, our feelings & to understand holistic compassion…
We are taught so many wonderful things at school and within society – but from what l have experienced and read about, there seems to be a lack of education of the heart.

My dream is for Soul Stories to be part of that teaching.

That no matter how heartbreaking or beautiful your story may be, we need to realize that they are all important & incredibly true about each of us – building us into the best possible versions of ourselves, who we are today and will continue to grow into day after day…

A future full of peace, compassion, true integrity & kindness… ‘this is the heart of Soul Stories’, which is purely written from ‘your’ heart. It’s already there, inside of us all – we just need to remember these ‘same, same but different’ stories when relating to other wonderful souls… xxx

Oh and that I could live off my work – that would be amazinggg, hehe…

For the moment Soul Stories is a non profit business, but l’m working my bootie off to make it accessible to all kinds of souls out there – not just for those with expendable incomes, l want to share Soul Stories in many forms, with all those who need and want to find them…

What will we find from Soul Stories at our April Bend and Snap Market?
Hmmm… I’m still waiting for my massive container to arrive from Paris – but l’m fortunate enough to have a bit of stock with me… I’m currently sussing out the perfect eco friendly paper and printer as l speak, but I will have quite a  number of beautiful Soul Stories Wall Prints (large & medium) and cards created on lush 100% recycled Keaykolour moon paper (poussière de lune). Not to mention with funky packaging ~ all 100% hand made & recycled materials

I also have Original Soul Stories creations and a wonderful process called ‘Tailor Made Soul Stories’ ~ which is a unique process where you have the wonderful privilege of working directly with me to help create that special ‘one of a kind’ Soul Story in a truly sentimental & artist way… All originals are a lot more expensive than a print – but when you see the texture of paper, mixed media involved with an Original, you can immediately understand why… TMSS is definitely my favourite process – really getting to know the client and their very personal and special story they want to create with me…

I also have a some lovely booklet/catalogues of all possible Soul Stories in print, which was originally designed for the possibility of any boutiques taking on my art – but l have found its quite popular with the public/fans, so l need to print a few more of those, asap…
On the smaller scale I have some wonderful lucky dips (like a little fortune cookie with a thought provoking SS inside) and some original ‘1 of 1 only’ mixed media SS postcards…

Lastly l have a few ‘very special’ totes left, called ~I dream of jeanne~ .
If you have some time grab a cuppa and maybe a box of tissues and take a peak how this project came to life…

http://www.pozible.com/project/30584

Only 500 have been printed, and will not be repeated… I need to get working on a new design for the next/new ~I dream of jeanne~ to be released.

http://www.soul-stories.com

 

Our next market will be held THIS Sunday 27th April 11:00am to 4:00pm featuring gorgeous stall holders: AGNES & I, CASHMERISM, CRITTER CLAWS, CULTURE TEA, FLOWERS ST GERMAIN, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, HANNAKIN, JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD, METTA SKINCARE, MIN PIN, OH DAKOTA, ONE SMALL DUCK, THE SNOOD’S ART, SOUL STORIES, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME, TAMARA GAMIL CHOCOLATIER, UNFAZED & CONFUZED , YOU, ME & BONES and more.

We are excited to welcome back the curatorial team behind the upcoming CHIN PIN EXHIBITION (be sure to keep an eye and all the senses open for the opening at No Vacancy Gallery in June).

Chinpin is a contemporary treatment to the traditional cabinets of curiosities, which will bring together a diverse selection of work from 20 emerging artists within Australia (including some of our previous stall holders!): Anna Snoekstra, Annita Maslov, Bonnie Eichelberger, Ebony Eden, Evie Cahir, Halszkat, Jr Blue Cloud, Julia Trybala, Julian May (The Handy Studio), Lauren Nicholson, Lisa Twomey, Michael Hawkins, Nina Elliott, Paul Mares, Saara March, Steven Pennington & Xian – Christian Bishop.

At our market day this month, the team behind this visual extravaganza EMMA, ALLEGRA & EMILY will be showcasing an assortment of goodies from a selection of artists from the show with items such as totebags, zines, badges, t shirts, postcards, gocco prints, screen prints, digital prints, original artworks and various other oddities.

See you all at our market day on Sunday 27th April 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend for a wander about our emporium of wonders of countless creative talents that we are incredibly proud to be bringing you each month!

Chinpin

21 Apr

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Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.

Three friends like to draw
Microcosms of living world
We bring you Chinpin
Tell us a little about the origins of Chinpin.
Allegra, Emma and Emily came together to form Chinpin, an exhibition based off the traditional cabinet of curiosity. This was a 16th century equivalent to the modern museum. Furthermore, these cabinets were a reflection on how the collector perceived and related to the world around them. We are bringing together 20 of Melbourne’s most talented emerging artists. We chose these artists because they have a unique vision and understanding of the natural world.
Being part of the creative industry, while rewarding, can be competitive and challenging. It is hard to find your place and make your mark as an emerging artist. We not only wanted to create a platform for other emerging artists to promote their work but also collaborate with talented artists that we find so inspiring!

Describe your creative process.

All of the artists involved have unique ways of creating art. This diversity compliments our theme and will make for a entirely new and unique show! Chinpin will feature an eclectic array of art. From static forms of art, such as painting and print to more interactive outputs such as sculpture and video.

What inspires you the most?

Nature! We are constantly inspired by the world around us. The artists involved, while all drawn to different aspects of nature, all interpret this theme with imagination and gusto!

Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.

Steven Pennington
Julian May (The Handy Studio) – http://julianlmay.wordpress.com/
Jr Blue Cloud
Petite Mort
Xian
Annita Maslov - http://annitamaslov.net/
What are your ultimate dreams for Chinpin?

We wanted to offer emerging artists an opportunity to promote their work and network within a supportive and fun atmosphere.

What will will we find from Chinpin at our April Bend and Snap Market?

A collection of fun and quirky prints, originals, zines, jewellery, t-shirts and so much more. We’d love for you to come and check us out and say hi.

 

http://www.facebook.com/chinpinexhibition

Our next market will be held THIS Sunday 27th April 11:00am to 4:00pm featuring gorgeous stall holders: AGNES & I, CASHMERISM, CRITTER CLAWS, CULTURE TEA, FLOWERS ST GERMAIN, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, HANNAKIN, JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD, METTA SKINCARE, MIN PIN, OH DAKOTA, ONE SMALL DUCK, THE SNOOD’S ART, SOUL STORIES, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME, TAMARA GAMIL CHOCOLATIER, UNFAZED & CONFUZED , YOU, ME & BONES and more.

We are excited to welcome back the curatorial team behind the upcoming CHIN PIN EXHIBITION (be sure to keep an eye and all the senses open for the opening at No Vacancy Gallery in June).

Chinpin is a contemporary treatment to the traditional cabinets of curiosities, which will bring together a diverse selection of work from 20 emerging artists within Australia (including some of our previous stall holders!): Anna Snoekstra, Annita Maslov, Bonnie Eichelberger, Ebony Eden, Evie Cahir, Halszkat, Jr Blue Cloud, Julia Trybala, Julian May (The Handy Studio), Lauren Nicholson, Lisa Twomey, Michael Hawkins, Nina Elliott, Paul Mares, Saara March, Steven Pennington & Xian – Christian Bishop.

At our market day this month, the team behind this visual extravaganza EMMA, ALLEGRA & EMILY will be showcasing an assortment of goodies from a selection of artists from the show with items such as totebags, zines, badges, t shirts, postcards, gocco prints, screen prints, digital prints, original artworks and various other oddities.

See you all at our market day later this month on Sunday 27th April 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend for a wander about our emporium of wonders of countless creative talents that we are incredibly proud to be bringing you each month!

Min Pin

21 Apr

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Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Head in cloudy sky
Hands on tools and passing cat
Feet sturdy on ground

 


Tell us a little about the origins of Min Pin.
Min Pin began after an inspiring internship that I undertook at an alternative design school in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Working in such a progressive environment, relentless in its aim to design for good and from the heart, really solidified the community focused, do-it-yourself attitudes that I had been developing in my own design practice.

Motivated by this dedication to compassionate design, during early 2013 I began to create my own line of unique jewellery pieces that were not only completely handmade and lovingly crafted, but also affordable. Thus began Min Pin!

Describe your creative process.
I have a visual diary that I scribble rough ideas and designs in almost every day. Certain ideas are then hashed out more thoroughly and grow into new things (generally) on the computer.  If awesome enough, they are then magically turned into jewellery or printed onto fabric.

What inspires you the most?
My friends. Other awesome artists. Things on the Internet. Bands and musicians that I love. My mum!
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
Patrick Doherty
Kid Zoom
Html Flowers
Kirsten Perry 

What are your ultimate dreams for Min Pin?
To have the freedom (well money, really) to experiment with limitless ideas and materials. I’d love to work with ceramic, learn silver-smithing – even work with glass! I hope that the future will see Min Pin as a successful small business, allowing me to keep making weird awesome things 
http://minpindesign.com/

Our next market will be held THIS Sunday 27th April 11:00am to 4:00pm featuring gorgeous stall holders: AGNES & I, CASHMERISM, CRITTER CLAWS, CULTURE TEA, FLOWERS ST GERMAIN, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, HANNAKIN, JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD, METTA SKINCARE, MIN PIN, OH DAKOTA, ONE SMALL DUCK, THE SNOOD’S ART, SOUL STORIES, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME, TAMARA GAMIL CHOCOLATIER, UNFAZED & CONFUZED , YOU, ME & BONES and more.

We are excited to welcome back the curatorial team behind the upcoming CHIN PIN EXHIBITION (be sure to keep an eye and all the senses open for the opening at No Vacancy Gallery in June).

Chinpin is a contemporary treatment to the traditional cabinets of curiosities, which will bring together a diverse selection of work from 20 emerging artists within Australia (including some of our previous stall holders!): Anna Snoekstra, Annita Maslov, Bonnie Eichelberger, Ebony Eden, Evie Cahir, Halszkat, Jr Blue Cloud, Julia Trybala, Julian May (The Handy Studio), Lauren Nicholson, Lisa Twomey, Michael Hawkins, Nina Elliott, Paul Mares, Saara March, Steven Pennington & Xian – Christian Bishop.

At our market day this month, the team behind this visual extravaganza EMMA, ALLEGRA & EMILY will be showcasing an assortment of goodies from a selection of artists from the show with items such as totebags, zines, badges, t shirts, postcards, gocco prints, screen prints, digital prints, original artworks and various other oddities.

See you all at our market day this month on Sunday 27th April 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend for a wander about our emporium of wonders of countless creative talents that we are incredibly proud to be bringing you each month!

march bend and snap market.

3 Apr

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Another glorious market day with a limitless amount of creativity and inspiration (and wonderful woe for our purses). See even more photos from our last market day here). Big love to each and every one of our beautiful stall holders:  AGNES & I, BARNABY, BYRNE DESIGNS, CASHMERISM, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, CHINPIN EXHIBITION, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, GHOSTLY, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, GOODBYE HAWAII, HANNAKIN, INTERIOR HUNTER, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-UMIOD NATURAL SKINCARE, ONE SMALL DUCK, OH DAKOTA, PAPERCHAP, RIBAULD, ROUTINE, SHIO and STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME.

And a special thank you to the ladies behind the PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP where, under the expert guidance from Anna (MIOD NATURAL SKINCARE) and Laura (INTERIOR HUNTER), discerning crafternooners had the opportunity to create range of sustainable items including natural skincare from unprocessed and wholesome ingredients, Japanese wrapping and decorative tags and creative hanging herbs and floral hearts. Be sure to follow PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP for updates on their next session at the market in the next few months!

Our next market will be held on Sunday 27th April 11:00am to 4:00pm featuring gorgeous stall holders: AGNES & I, CASHMERISM, CULTURE TEA, EELAV MCBEE, FLOWERS ST GERMAIN, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, HANNAKIN, METTA SKINCARE, MIN PIN, OH DAKOTA, THE SNOOD’S ART, SOUL STORIES, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME and more.

We are excited to welcome back the curatorial team behind the upcoming CHIN PIN EXHIBITION (be sure to keep an eye and all the senses open for the opening at No Vacancy Gallery in June).

Chinpin is a contemporary treatment to the traditional cabinets of curiosities, which will bring together a diverse selection of work from 20 emerging artists within Australia (including some of our previous stall holders!): Anna Snoekstra, Annita Maslov, Bonnie Eichelberger, Ebony Eden, Evie Cahir, Halszkat, Jr Blue Cloud, Julia Trybala, Julian May (The Handy Studio), Lauren Nicholson, Lisa Twomey, Michael Hawkins, Nina Elliott, Paul Mares, Saara March, Steven Pennington & Xian – Christian Bishop.

At our market day this month, the team behind this visual extravaganza EMMA, ALLEGRA & EMILY will be showcasing an assortment of goodies from a selection of artists from the show with items such as totebags, zines, badges, t shirts, postcards, gocco prints, screen prints, digital prints, original artworks and various other oddities. In the meantime, be sure to take a peak and a pledge over their Pozible Campaign http://www.pozible.com/project/177876.

See you all at our market day later this month on Sunday 27th April 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend for a wander about our emporium of wonders of countless creative talents that we are incredibly proud to be bringing you each month!

a march wishlist and a selection of haikus

28 Mar

Check us out today,
We make socks for you to wear,
Barnaby, hell yeah
BARNABY

From the vast grass highlands,
Goats that gift us cashmeres,
Soft warm fabulous
CASHMERISM

Internet addict
Returns to the olden days
Via leatherwork
DESMOND WOLF

Grown from the mountains
Shiny, natural and rough
Handcrafted with love
EMBRASS

Start with white like ghost,
Hand-dye it brightly making
nicely looking stuff.
GHOSTLY

Sewing and cross-stitch
From crafter based in Melbourne
Hoops and thread abound
THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE

The roaring twenties
Decadent and nostalgic
Golden Skull Candles
GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES

some pretty pictures
a collective of creatures
also some vikings
HANNAKIN

It’s handmade with love
Comfort, simplicity and
Eco is its heart
LAUREN & ANGIE

Rather eclectic
Love knitting and designing
Perpetual learner
ME-U

Delicate paper
Beautiful images cut
Bold, simple and striking.
PAPERCHAP

Creative workshops
Colourful crafty knowledge
A fun atmosphere
PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT

The disparate youth
Breaking from the daily grind
Happy days are here
RIBAULD

Crazy owl lady
seeking creative outlet
makes all sorts of owls
SCRABBLE KITTY

Strange beauty I saw
The dress she wore told no lies
How do I love strange
STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME

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All the socks by BARNABY.

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Wishbone pendants by CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY.

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Cosy up to the cashmere by CASHMERISM.

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Terry the Tortoise by THE CREATURE WORKSHOP.

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Treats for your insides by CULTURE TEA.

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See the beautiful pieces by EMBRASS, their last market before the leave for overseas!

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Lovers and dreamers, find the rainbow connection with GHOSTLY.

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All of our favourite candle licking flavours and now GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES have taken a dip into making delish beauty products!

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Sexy seduction tips by GOODBYE HAWAII.

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Us Weirdos & Celestia Sunset by HANNAKIN.

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Clocks and cushions, clocks clocks and cushions from INTERIOR HUNTER.

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New pieces by JUX – pale blue / peachy opal rings,  Amethyst and Citrine Bindi rings and Brazilian amethyst and clear quartz rings.

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Paper cuts by PAPERCHAP.

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The Wild Eyed Owl From Free Cloud, written, composed and performed by SCRABBLE KITTY.

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Items you can make at the crafternoon with substance by PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT (bookings for the workshop are essential, check here for availability).

 

We have a wonderful market day for you this Sunday with a range of talented stall holders, from regular stall holders to a selection of newcomers we have been privileged to gain a little insight into their marvelous madness with a series of interviews we have had with them over the last year. See interview with: AGNES & I, BARNABY, CASHMERISM, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, GHOSTLY, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, HANNAKIN, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-U, ONE SMALL DUCK, PAPERCHAP, PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT, RIBAULD, SCRABBLE KITTY and STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME.

At market day this Sunday, there will be a range of covetable couture to drape about your person from various cool clothing from emerging designers, textile designers to up cycling fiends who re purpose old garments and creating them into something beautiful new with LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-U, RIBAULD, SHIO and STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME, cosy cashmere garments by CASHMERISM, casual wares for a vibrant generation by ROUTINE, leather craft goods by DESMOND WOLF, eco dyed garments and home wares from AGNES & I and even more things to dye for by GHOSTLY, socks socks socks for the dapper lads from  BARNABY SHOP and a treasure chest of unique handmade jewellery by BYRNE DESIGNS, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, EMBRASS, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, and ONE SMALL DUCK.

Treats for your senses and your insides with tea blends and beauty products from CULTURE TEA, artisan candles from GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES and natural skin care from MIOD NATURAL SKINCARE.

And a horde of heartfelt and handmade items to fill your homes and surrounds with artwork from the artists from the upcoming CHINPIN EXHBITION, treasures, whimsical pictures and other magical bits and bobs by HANNAKIN, cute cards by GOODBYE HAWAII, delicate paper cuts from PAPERCHAP, handstitched creatures and various other oddities from THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, the owls and pussycats by SCRABBLE KITTY, cross stitches by  THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, ceramics by KOA BY KAITLIN and stylish items from interior stylist INTERIOR HUNTER.

Phew. Purses will be bursting! See you all THIS WEEKEND at 1000 £ Bend on Sunday 30th March 11:00am to 4:00pm.

PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT (DIY CREATIVE SAMPLER WORKSHOP) 

26 Mar

Presented by Anna (from Miod Natural Skincare) and Laura (from Interior Hunter), the duo behind the PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOPS (see the recent interview we had with the ladies here: http://bendandsnapmarket.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/put-your-heart-into-it/)

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Create fun DIY crafts from items you find around the home and in your garden.

An entire creative experience that will leave you with ideas and inspiration galore. 

All in one fun workshop we will teach and inspire you to create:
1. Natural skincare from unprocessed and wholesome ingredients. 
2. Japanese Wrapping with hundreds of colourful materials and fabric. 
3. Tags for wrapping, name tags for dinner parties and birthdays. 
4. Creative hanging herb and floral hearts. 
 
In addition we will be sharing expert Interior Styling and Aromatherapy tips.

Learn how to style a table with every day items from around your home and garden, and how to effectively use colour palettes, styles, shapes and repetition all at once to create a beautiful atmosphere for your next event.

Learn about easy and effective ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your everyday life.  Essential oils are pure and potent plant essences which can be used in your home for cleaning, for health and wellbeing, skincare and much more.  
  

Renowned Interior Stylist and founder of Interior Hunter, Laura Issell collaborates with natural skin care specialist and founder of Miod Natural Skincare, Anna D’Amelio to bring you a one of kind, all round creative, colourful and most of all fun workshop. These two experts from different industries share the same philosophy and passion for creating beautiful, one of a kind gifts and decorations that come from the heart and don’t cost the earth.

 

Bookings are essential, see this link for further detail: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/diy-creative-sampler-workshop-tickets-10410178123

All materials, knowledge and inspiration to create beautiful sustainble gifts will be provided. 



You get to take all your creations home, and leave empowered and inspired to create more….Join us for a crafternoon experience with substance, that you wont regret. 

http://www.facebook.com/putyourheartintoitworkshops

 

We look forward to seeing all of you market lovers again this month at our next market day on Sunday 30th March 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend with the gorgeous PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP amongst a bevy of brilliant stall holders: AGNES & I, BARNABY, BYRNE DESIGNS, CASHMERISM, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, CHINPIN EXHIBITION, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CULTURE TEA, DAKOTA, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, GHOSTLY, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, GOODBYE HAWAII, HANNAKIN, INTERIOR HUNTER, KOA BY KAITLIN, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-UMIOD NATURAL SKINCARE, ONE SMALL DUCK, PAPERCHAP, RIBAULD, ROUTINE, SHIO, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME and more.

Ribauld

26 Mar

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Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku. 
The disparate youth
Breaking from the daily grind
Happy days are here


Tell us a little about the origins of Ribauld. 

After graduating from RMIT University in Textile Design and Product Development, i made the move to London to get some hands-on experience in the fashion Industry.

Whilst in London I interned as a production Assistant for a high-end Womanswear designer where i was able to really grasp the design and manufacturing process of a garment and get a taste of the international fashion market.

After just over a year i moved back home to Melbourne and found it impossible to find a job in the industry, as most alike do, so i started to design graphics for t-shirts to stop my creative mind from fizzling out. I had studied screen-printing at Brighton Bay Art college a few years back so decided to develop my skills and now specialise in the method, as well as heat pressing.

In 2013 I began the label ‘Ribauld’, which in case your wondering means ‘a vulgar individual’, to create a brand which represents a free-spirited generation. I do all the design and printing myself and use canvases of high quality to print on. I hate synthetics so my tees are made of 100% cotton and seriously are the most comfortable piece you will have in your wardrobe.

Ribauld is still in its very early stages but i plan to expand in August 2014 with a full range made up of mainly mens casualwear, as well as a little bit of womanswear. The tees i have now are unisex (for that girl who likes to wear her boyfriends tees).

Describe your creative process. 
I usually sit down after a mind-numbing day at work and get in the zone, turn my music on and study recent images/sources that have inspired me and try to force myself into coming up with a design. I fail then procrastinate and fail some more, then at the most unexpected times i come up with my ideas.

I use Illustrator and Photoshop to develop these ideas into printable pieces of work. Some designs take 2-3 days, most take about 7-8. I usually do a few different versions of the design before i decide on the one i will go ahead with. I tend to ask my friends for their opinion before making the final decision.

I send my images to the printers to have my screens burned and then begin printing.

Screenprinting is a tricky process so i do a few samples before i begin printing on the real stuff. There’s a lot of trial and error involved and each design prints differently so you have to really focus throughout the entire process.

I then heat press each tee to set the ink , and we’re good to go ;)

What inspires you the most? 
I am always being inspired, whether it’s through Tumblr, magazines or social trends.

My favourite tumblr to look at is: http://imnotwordy.com/

I am always scrolling through I.D, Russh and Monster Children magazine for ideas.

Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers. 
Favourite locals are Emma Mullholland for her out of this world prints and Kahlo for their soft shapes.


What are your ultimate dreams for Ribauld? 

Ultimately i would love to see Ribauld sold around Australia, and spread worldwide but for now i am focusing on having a full range out by the end of the year and maybe even doing a show at fashion week in the near future. I don’t like to get carried away with thinking too far ahead and like to live in the now so its baby steps at the moment but obviously i would love for people worldwide to be able to enjoy my brand.

What will will we find from Ribauld at our March Bend and Snap Market? 
At Bend and Snap this Sunday i will be selling some muscle tees and t-shirts which are currently up on the website; http://www.ribauld.myshopify.com

Our new ‘Happy Days’ Tee will be available on Sunday and $2 from every top sold within this range will be donated to the United Nations Foundation to celebrate International Happiness Day.

Can’t wait to see you there :)

http://ribauld.myshopify.com/

We look forward to seeing all of you market lovers again this month at our next market day on Sunday 30th March 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend with another bevy of brilliant stall holders: AGNES & I, BARNABY, BYRNE DESIGNS, CASHMERISM, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, CHINPIN EXHIBITION, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CULTURE TEA, DAKOTA, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, GHOSTLY, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, GOODBYE HAWAII, HANNAKIN, INTERIOR HUNTER, KOA BY KAITLIN, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-UMIOD NATURAL SKINCARE, ONE SMALL DUCK, PAPERCHAP, RIBAULD, ROUTINE, SHIO, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME and more. We are also pleased to welcome the PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP bringing their gorgeous sampler workshop to the market where you can create fun DIY crafts from items you find around the home and in your garden – bookings are required, click this link for more details.

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