Hello everyone. Sorry about the delay on Week 23. I am under the pump now. As I have lots of exciting things on the horizon for Wonkie Knee Art. Working in collaboration with Really Useful Pots, is very exciting and the classes that we will be running from Susanna's Studio in Angaston are going to be fantastic. Her property is fantastic, peaceful and pretty much my absolute dream home/studio can not wait to start producing some incredible clay pieces.
From now until the end of July I am locking myself in my studio as much as I can to finish my four artworks series "Five Elements" for the SALA festival exhibition at Gallery One in Mitcham.
This week the backgrounds were the footpath, inside a chocolate wrapper, hot chips, artwork sketch, wine glasses at Susanne's house, coffee cups made by Really Useful Pots, Sean's hood, the bench at mum's with dark lighting, the quilt cover, a vase with flowers in it, the dash of the car, lump of clay with crane imprints, capsicums, blanket, red rug and table cloth, wooden mushrooms, embroidered positive message, Calcite gemstone, flowers, the heater.
This week I visited Really Useful Pots on Wednesday to work on some ideas for our collaboration. Susanna's Studio is brilliant and I am so happy to be visiting her on a more regular basis. It was an interesting week, my business has truly taken a new path and it is wildly exciting.
Also spent the weekend at my new favourite hang out Flinders Street Market.
I met some more fantastic stall holders.
Saturday we met Julia from Starr Fruit and Veg, her capsicums starring in 413. Fresh fruit and vegetable every week the best reason to get down to the market and have a look at all of the INCREDIBLE market stalls.
Blue on Blue with tunes - Theo is an fantastic musician I met at Market on Oaklands who has decided to join the Flinders St Market party. He brings all the bells and whistles and the kids can provide some percussion and sing along. Mum picked up the ukulele and provided some back up.
Red Red Red is the Beautiful Coco Stop who I have mentioned before. But who can go past homemade chocolate, in the most amazing flavours. Bebe is so adorable and Ama and Phil are so wonderful to have in the market each week. Phil has stepped up to help our lovely leader Georgia with the logistics of the market and is doing an marvelous job.
On Sunday we were joined by Graham and Carol. Graham makes some amazing wooden items from bowls to mushrooms featured in 416. Carol makes some beautiful clothing for children. You can contact graham via email email@example.com
Friends with Benefits are making it happen. The are a new enterprise that are looking for 'makers' who are creative and passionate, they want to be your friend with benefits and help share your talents with the world.
I love the colour and textures of 418. Calcite from Steven Corfield Jewellery Design. Steven makes all his own unique beautiful jewellery featuring metals and stones.
That is all the fabulous people that I talked to this week at the markets.
You can find me at the following markets for June and July.
28th and 29th June - Flinders St Market
5th and 6th July - Flinders St Market
13th July - Meadows Country Market
Having a weekend off.
26th and 27th July - Flinders St Market
2nd of August Wonkie Knee Art and Really Useful Pots will be at Flinders St Market hosting a workshop
Event hosted by The Sunshine Van.
We hope you will join us it is going to be so much fun.
For more information on each market visit their facebook pages
230 Flinders st, Adelaide
The Meadows Memorial hall, Mawson St, Meadows
Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here.
If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.