Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hello! Hope you're enjoying midwinter and keeping warm...I headed down to beautiful chilly Kyogle to visit a lovely crafty friend Rowena who along with making beautiful felt brooches and toys also co ordinates a art and craft market.

Held once a month in Lismore, at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium the cleverly named 'con artists market' is similar in many ways to Village life market(which I co ordinate in Brisbane), local, eco friendly crafters and artisan makers gathering.
It was great to hang out with Rowena and discuss all things market and craft-we stayed up 'til 2.30 drinking tea, crafting and chatting...we're calling it our 'nannas big night out.' We sleepilly attended the con artists market the next day! I enjoyed chatting to the other stallies, making a few sales of gloves and brooches and the experience of being a visitor...unfortunately I forgot to take photos so here's a piccy of some gloves I sold (at least 'til Rowena emails some through to me!)

Back in Brisbane I was excited to head along to todays Village life market as Northey street were hosting the ANTaR Sea of hands celebration for NAIDOC week. I always love co ordinating when there's something exciting happening and this was wonderful-the sun came out for us!

ANTaR organised banner painting, music, story telling, bush tucker presentation, welcome to country from Uncle Des and an installation of beautiful coloured hands. The sea of hands-represented 'hands up for native title and reconciliation...' What a beautiful colourful way to share a message!

Well, I hope you've all had great weekends, happy creating, xoKate


nicole said...

beautiful wrist warmers! need to give some of those a try i think!
and the hands are a wonderful symbol and idea, would have been quite a sight to see!!

Chrissy Foreman C said...

The hands are such an awesome idea!

Small Catalogue said...

How lovely to stay up late to make and chat!