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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sugar & Spice was sweet

My Sugar & Spice exhibition with Bec Winnel was great fun last night.

After staying up late on Friday night making treat bags, finishing our framing and writing a little poem for the wall, Bec and I (with lots of help from Toby and Melika from 696) spent all day positioning and repositioning and repositioning and repositioning the artwork on the walls in 696's The Yard - a gorgeous outdoor gallery space.

Here are the pics from the night (thanks to Louise Stewart for half of the photos!):

Looking into The Yard from the laneway.

The poem we wrote and decorated with odds and ends. We never did find anything appropriate for 'green bamboo'!

I saw one small child eat 5 lollipops within an hour. Sorry parents!

Grandma's hat box full of take-home treat bags

The lovely Bec Winnel

Bec and I with our well-deserved drinks.

I made the big heart years ago to decorate my flat. It's a heap of wires wrapped into a heart shape and then decorated with fairy lights. It looks much better when the sun goes down.

My friends, Nina and Bridget, came along. Check out the giant lolly bowl in the back. Our evil scheme was to get people on such a sugar rush that they wouldn't know what they were buying - mwoo ha ha ha.


'Nuts About You'


(Told you that light looks better at night)

All in all, we both sold about half the pieces we exhibited and got a great response from everyone. Our aim was to create a sweet exhibition that would leave people with a smile on their faces and that's exactly what happened.


xxx scarlett


lisa currie said...

looks like it was a magical night! and it's really nice having a face to the blog now! (the first photo i've seen of you and bec)

congrats pretty ladies - lots of special art :D

oh, and remember a blog you once wrote about testing different online shops - did you ever make a verdict? ♥

Anna Lloyd said...

Looks like lots of fun with beautiful drawings! I like your heart made of fairy lights. Congratulatons Kate and Bec on your exhibition!

Sabbio said...

Congrats for this magic exhibition! And yes your heart-shaped light looks really great at night ^^

homemaker Hobbies said...

Congrats! Your work is just lovely:)

marcia furman said...

Wow! Looks like a wonderful night! Everything looked great!

Cathy G said...

Hi Kate,

I saw the piece about your exhibition in Saturday's Age and Googled my way to your blog and etsy store.

Was just wondering if you do portraits?

Yo let me know, you can find me at:
Look forward to hearing from you.


Cascade Lily said...

Fantastic! Well done :) M&D said it was fantastic and that you sold quite a few pieces. Hope you enjoyed your day of rest - surely well earned!

Chaton said...

What a wonderful exhibition, and successful too :) Loved the hat box full of treat bags!

*~Niki~* said...

Your exhibition looks great! Congrats on your success xxx

Lexy. said...

I hope you both had an awesome night! It looks like it would have been great. I like all your personal touches. Yet again I'm wishing Melbourne was just a little closer - to Brisbane....

I can't decide which of your pieces is my favourite now. Too many to choose from! And you're in walking distance from Outre Gallery? So jealous!!

jodi french paper arts said...

What a fun exhibition! I wish I had been there. Your talent is amazing.