Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Pops of bright colour
From the scattered mess comes light
Fence sitting is fun 😉
Tell us a little about the origins of Scattered Ants.
Scattered Ants has been bubbling away at the back of my mind ever since I first picked up a pair of pliers when I was 18. I’ve had an on-again off-again relationship with jewellery making and have tried many non-creative pursuits in between, none of which satisfied my need to make and create! I’ve been making jewellery for my friends and myself for a while and am now trying my luck with the great unknown…..
Describe your creative process.
The name Scattered Ants eludes to my creative process. Scattered by name, scattered by nature I guess you’d say. I don’t follow a particular pattern or routine when creating a piece. Sometimes I wish I would because this can lead to me becoming side-tracked with multiple designs at once but I love the doing. The process. It’s like my meditation.
What inspires you the most?
Reading all the art, craft and design magazines at my parent’s newsagency, DIY bloggers especially Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess, my super talented artistic friends, exploring the streets of Melbourne, Aztec patterns, stealing ‘street treats’ and finding new uses for them.
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
I love the artwork of Kirra Jamison, and Beci Orpin, Marie B‘s handmade real flower jewellery, Lisa Xu‘s beautiful handmade hats and fascinators…..I could go on all day here. The talent in this town is amazing.
What are your ultimate dreams for Scattered Ants?
To be able to invest more time into creating handmade beauties and maybe one day have an accessories line too. So many options but the main aim is to keep on enjoying it!
What will will we find from Scattered Ants at our July Bend and Snap Market?
This is my first Bend & Snap Market and I can’t wait to share my new range with you. Expect bursts of colour in my hand painted wooden geometric jewellery, sprinklings of gold and silver, bright statement necklaces, cute handmade packaging and a whole lot of scattered love. Don’t worry, there’ll be no little ants, just a human one, me!
You will find all the amazing art design fashion, waffles on a stick and seductive shortbreads, a whole load of vintage goodness, getting your craft onnn in our CRAFTERNOON CORNER, chats with our guys and gals from POZIBLE about any of your creative ventures and a FACE PAINTING ARTIST and a pop up nail bar by CRITTER CLAWS as well as many of our regular stall holders and a load of exciting new additions to our Bend and Snap fold, including:
BERNAVUE, BIND AND FOLD, BONNIE BIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, THE CANARY PRESS, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CRITTER CLAWS, DAMSELFLY, DREAMING CO. ♧, FACE PAINTING ARTIST, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, FOXGLOVE BOTANICALS, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS, JACKIE MADE THIS, JEREMY WINGSPAN, JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD, JUX, ME-U, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, SCATTERED ANTS, SCRABBLE KITTY, SEBO-HANDMADE JEWELLERY, SPOONFULS OF LOVE, STEF COLLECTIONS, UNFAZED & CONFUZED, WAFFELIER and many more emerging artists and designers!!!
All this inspiration stuffed in one market day will surely get you buzzing. Do you have any creative projects or dreams in mind? We are thrilled to be having our dreamweaving friends at POZIBLE join in on the market love at our July market day ready to answer all of your questions to help these dreams come true.Stay tuned for more stall holder interviews and sneaky treats and like us on Facebook for all sorts of sneaky peek treats.
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