my creative space: preparations

Hello! I don't think I've mentioned this yet, so here it is: I'll be attending Finders Keepers market in Sydney, May 7th & 8th! Hooray! First business trip to Sydney. So if you're in Sydney and happen to come along, please come and say hello!

I'm sharing a stall with wonderful Emma of benconservato and Sarah of flossy-p - they are truly amazing artists and I'm so excited to hang out with them for a couple of days!

I'm taking to the market many of my existing products, and a couple of new things. I've decided to take along just a little handful of original illustrations. The light in my studio is always so beautiful in the afternoon at this time of year, so I cracked out my inks & watercolours and have started a few of these.

Depending on the reaction to them I might do some more to sell in my shop too - when I used to make illustrated purses every one was unique and it was fun just to draw something crazy sometimes, which I miss. It's totally different to my design process which needs to be quite precise. So I'm sure there will be more, actually.

I also have to confess - whenever I go anywhere where they give me a paper napkin, I save it (if it's unused!) I have a huge stash now, they are so handy for cleaning the ink off the end of my pen.

I'm also going to take just a few frames covered in my fabric. They look great as props, and are lovely hanging on the wall too (I've been trying them out around the house to see how they look!)

I've also just finished up a bunch of purple bird purses, they'll be in the shop later today.


Too see more creative spaces with lots of awesome studio photos, visit Kootoyoo and click on the links!

20 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

business trip, me likes that one!!
have fun hanging out with the other girls, you are a truly amazing artist yourself Penny!

Tracey said...

In love with the purple birdie cases!

74 Lime Lane said...

love seeing your preparations! the illustrations are so sweet, and the light is divine. I love that late autumn afternoon light.

ricebabies said...

Congrats. You are so talented.

Cotton Kiwi said...

Ooh lovely! Wish I was close enough to get to that market. I'd love to see your things up close!

Missy_Minzy said...

Have fun and enjoy the market at Sydney! :)

beck said...

Wow, how fun to be off on a business trip to Sydney!! I'm super jealous. I bet you do well at the market, your work is beautiful. I love the bird purse, have fun! xo

Sarah said...

have fun at the markets. Your stuff really is so lovely :)

Melissa said...

I wish I had a nursery to hang cover in your fabrics.

rabbit and the duck said...

Finders Keepers! How exciting! Sydney will love you : ) And I love the purple birds, very cute!

helena / little mo said...

so exciting penny, i can't wait to see pics of you at FK with the girls. I think you should sell some of those framed fabric too. Do a circle one? Those will look cute. xoxoxo

linda said...

Ooo...I love Emma's work too...have fun! Your work is super cute, wish I could fly out for a little shopping...hehe :)

gretchenmist said...

love your cloud design. having them on the wall is a good plan. i get this light in the afternoon too, it's lovely.

Just B. said...

Lovely stuff as per usual. Do you think you will be coming to the finders keepers markets in Brisbane in June? I would love to see you there...
xx
http://its-just-b.blogspot.com/

Sherrin said...

Have lots of fun!! I love your drawing so much... I'm sure Sydney will too. :o)

Tiges and Weince said...

I hope your 1st business trip goes above & beyond your expectations.
Have fun :)
Kylie

karen lee said...

Recent link to line-up at Finders Keepers - and there you are!

http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/autumnwinter-sydney-2010.php

Great opportunity for us Sydneysiders to come and say 'hello!' to you. Handy to get to - less than a kilometre walk from Redfern railway station. Hope to get there on the Saturday!

belleandboo said...

oohhh boo I wish I could come SO much, i missed the one that was on when I was in Sydney as I was in Melbourne but I have only heard such good things abut it, have fun x

Simone said...

Hey this is really cool. I brought one of you greeting cards... I think in Carnegie if I am not mistaken. I brought the one with the little birdies, but they were more in orange tones from what I remember. I used the greeting card, so I'm not sure if I am right.

lauren carney said...

why hello little lady,
i just wanted to be brave and tell you, that your stuff is simply adorable,
and you are a very talented and quirky artist, and should be sooo proud of your beautiful creations! Your shop is dashing too btw!
I have your website bookmarked so am totally excited to see more from you super soon!

Have fun being wonderful,
Lauren x