Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Not afraid of kitsch
No desire to tone dow
No colour too bright
Tell us a little about the origins of Snacks.
Snacks came about when I wanted to make accessories from completely original and unique fabric. With background in graphic design and painting, I decided to paint my own designs on the fabric, so that my pieces were not only one of a kind, but also little artworks that people could take with them everywhere.
Describe your creative process.
My creative process usually begins with some blank fabric. I’ll either have a clear idea in my mind of what I want to do, or I’ll just pick up a paint brush and see where it takes me! I use acrylic paint that I mix with fabric fixative, and paint the fabric the same way I would a canvas.
What inspires you the most?
I’m inspired by really bright colours, and I love anything kitsch and just a little bit tacky. I love that all things 90s are back in fashion as it brings back memories of when I was little –man, I was stylish with my butterfly clips, stick on earrings and accessories from Kleins. I definitely draw a lot of inspiration from that time.
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
My favourite local artist would have to be my good friend Megan Palmer (who designed the Snacks logo). We met at uni and I’ve always admired her beautiful illustrations and amazing graphic design. Check out her stuff at: http://www.facebook.com/meganpalmertorquay.
I also really love Greg Mann’s work. He makes the most beautiful jewellery from old cutlery. I have one of his rings and I wear it almost everyday, I love it so much. http://www.facebook.com/GregMannJewellery
What are your ultimate dreams for Snacks?
My ultimate dreams for Snacks is to really just get my work out there and have lots of people using my “functional art” in their everyday lives.
What will will we find from Snacks at our September Bend and Snap Market?
At the September Bend and Snap market, Snacks will be showcasing hand painted phone pouches and drawstring backpacks and purses. Expect to see a lot of colour!
(flyer by JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD).
This month will mark our THIRD BIRTHDAY and we feel privileged to have been able to work with a diverse assortment of emerging and established artists, designers, inventors, makers and foragers alike and have truly enjoyed our three years of life, see a couple of epic retrospective blog posts on our first couple of market years here and here.
Come celebrate and feast on a delicious banquet of art, design, fashion and vintage on Sunday 28th September at 1000 £ Bend from 11:00am to 4:00pm with an assortment of stalls showcasing the wonderful work of the local creative community.
This month you will find a marvelous miscellany of handmade handicrafts from patchwork toys and pretty things, soy candles made in retro glass jars, Steampunk, Gothic and Victorian world curio, charm bracelets and vintage clothes, millions of layers of crepe cakes, custom made vintage furniture, delicate paper crafts, all things fabric and handcrafted, resin jewellery & totally-on-trend concrete homewares, a dragon and goblin adoption centre, various upcycled creations, rad and hella comfy sox and locally made and high quality art and craft materials.
Browse amongst the stalls and flex your creative muscles by making an arrangement of Origami Flowers and Paper Dahlias for your head and home. Following the wonderful Upcycled Origami Workshop last month, Manuela from Origamig will be back to host a workshop to show how to make a selection of paper flowers with a few simple folds. We are also thrilled to be having the paper-crafting-genius Trista from Plated Image inviting any discerning crafty folk to join her as she guides you on how to make an arrangement of Paper Dahlias with her gorgeous hand dyed tissue paper, Chenille stems, scissors and a little imagination.
Enjoy the 1000 £ Bend all day breakfast and/or burgers and Mille & B crêpe cakes throughout the day and let your inspiration burst with all the wonderful wares on display from each of of our stall holders:
September Bend and Snap Market