May, the creative force behind Maybellini, who recreates and upholsters old chairs into kitschy new wonders, guides us through her creation station – “The place where I take all those discarded items, give them a Maybellini twist, and make them desirable again”.
The ‘wideshot’ of my tiny ‘studio’ space.
Reminder to dare to dream…
My boys and some other cherished people also on the inspiration wall to keep me company while I’m working solo.
Word association play with Maybellini…..
art = life , Melbourne = home , sugar = dangerous, light = years ahead , snap = crackle pop go the joints , dream = a little dream , winter = wonderland , colour = by numbers, handmade = always , relax = don’t do it , stress = less , moon = my companion , coffee = drug of choice , burger = off , pleasure = dome, muse = sunburn. Or Cheney, ugly = duckling – most of my work before the swan moment! , shape = shifter?, quiet = it’s oh so…, memory = huh? , fast = furious, loud = old (“If it’s too loud, you’re too old”) , bend = 1000 pounds of ‘em, white = noise , black = cat, beautiful = south , tea = party , slow = and steady wins the race, sleep = gives you cancer.
Our upcoming market day on Sunday 29th of June at 1000 £ Bend will feature a diverse selection of talented artists and designers and a horde of vintage wares, with many of our regular stall holders and a few new additions. We will have delicious art and design spanning the spectrum of whimsy wonders to darker delights with sugary shortbreads, artisan candles, handmade jewellery and stationary, upcycled chairs, delicate paper sculptures, felt crafts and much more.
We are also thrilled to be having our friends from THE LOST CHILDREN’S PROJECT joining us at market day ahead of their upcoming fundraising extravaganza LOST CHILDREN FOUND on Thursday 3rd July, raising the funds to begin the process of building and running of the “Beaullah Heights Children’s Rescue Centre” in Nakuru, Kenya.
This event will feature a silent auction, pop-up restaurants, live artwork installations and live music from Yuko Nishiyama, Woodlock and Seven Year Itch.
Tie some knots for friendship with team from THE LOST CHILDREN’S PROJECT at our market day as they will be showing market visitors a variety of unique friendship bracelet making techniques as well as selling fair trade and handmade African coin purses. Tickets to the LOST CHILDREN FOUND event will also be available for purchase.
June Bend and Snap Market Stallholders include:
ASTRID MONTAGUE JEWELLERY
Bend and Snap Market @ 1000 £ Bend
361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Sunday 29th June 11:00am to 4:00pm