Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Picking wild flowers
In a lovely sunny field
Hail to thee wild bloom
Tell us a little about the origins of Foxglove Botanicals.
Foxglove Botanicals was born through the vision of the husband and wife team of Luke and Cara Whatt who both share a love of pretty things.
Describe your creative process.
We use locally grown flowers to create botanical designs that replicate wild flora.
What inspires you the most?
Wild flowers and old botanical illustrations.
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
Courtney Elise runs her own gift shop and label called The Design Court. Handmade clothing and quilts are just some of the amazing creations she sells in her beautiful shop in Sparta place, Brunswick.
Jason Vandermeer is a Victorian photographer we have had the pleasure of working with many times. His amazing photographs capture beauty in a way we’ve not seen before.
Jenny Phillips from the Melbourne School of Botanical Art creates botanical illustrations that are both beautiful and inspiring.
What are your ultimate dreams for Foxglove Botanicals?
At the moment we are working out of a studio/workshop and would love to open a retail outlet. Other areas we would love to work in would be floral designs for interior design
media and large scale floral installations.
What will will we find from Foxglove Botanicals at our July Bend and Snap Market?
At the market we will be selling our uniquely styled mixed poises and lovely little vases to keep them in.
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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