Let’s catch up
Well hello again! It’s been a while! I hope you have all been well. I have been busy with my masters, exploring the world of collecting and the Aesthetic Movement which is fascinating from both a sociological and visual standpoint. I was lucky enough that this line of study coincided with the National Gallery of Australia’s exhibition Love and Desire which focuses on the works of the Pre-Raphaelites, the founders of the Aesthetic Movement.
I have also been busy organising The Collected and Created Market which was held a couple of weeks ago, the last one in its current format. I am both sad and relieved, the mental and creative energy required to pull it together was becoming hard to muster. I will hold future events but on a more sporadic basis rather than being tied to it biannually. It was such a wonderful way to meet inspiring artists and stylish creatives as well as fabulous customers. I will keep you posted as to what event I develop next.
I have also been equipping my studio space with everything I need to carry on my book and paper repair. I found a great cabinet advertised for free. We picked up all dusty from someone's shed. New handles and a polish and it is a great storage piece for all my tools, paints and equipment (see image above). My clever husband made a frame to mount my beautiful plan cabinet onto so I can move it about and a beautiful removable work top (made by our wonderful friends at Red Robot). It’s such a lovely space to work in now.
I am finally off to Texas on Saturday for the Round Top Antiques Fair with my friend Alison from The Little French Provincial Shop. You can follow along on Instagram or Facebook. Just a reminder that there will be a little gift from the Texas shopping trip for someone on my email list so make sure you subscribe.