This year has been a great year but very full! So full that I have been neglecting my website SO much it is embarrassing. My May newsletter is still sitting here! Now that is bad. I actually wrote it in May and then did not send it, mainly because I did not have time to resize all my images. So here it is! Better late than never!
Having your own business can be very challenging time wise. It takes me so long to do the computer work and the business side of being a full time artist. Time that takes me away from making.
So the year went a little mad with felt workshops in Central Australia at the Beanie Festival, then teaching at an Embroidery Conference in New Zealand and then a 9 week holiday with a little felt sharing along the way. Iceland was the first stop.What an amazing place. I invested in some fish skin leather and am looking forward to making some Icelandic inspired work.We met some amazing people and saw some beautiful places.
My lovely friend Anna and I by the North Sea in Iceland!
Some felt panels I made for friends and family we stayed with.
Hodda’s little house in Iceland
We visited Singapore then Iceland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man, London, Liverpool, Wales, Ipswich, The New Forest and the Isle of Wight.What a fabulous time! We stayed with some fabulous old and new friends and family.
Inspiration everywhere, especially in Ireland and the Isle of Wight!
So the best news is that the end of the year is quite busy too.
Wild Things DECADENCE 2018
We are thrilled to let you know about our latest Wild Things Exhibition of locally made textiles. Our handmade textiles are becoming ever more collectable and popular as the appreciation of handmade items and affordable, unique art grows exponentially in our community.
An exhibition of contemporary textiles and a celebration of ten years exhibiting at Richard Randall Gallery! Wild Things is the place to purchase a unique selection of wonderful handmade textile treasures created by local Brisbane artists Sharyn Hall & Wendy Bailye.
Some very special pieces have been created for this event, hence the name DECADENCE, also referring to our tenth year of creating for Wild Things …. this wonderfully creative event is not to be missed. So, come along and celebrate with us.
HANDPRINTED, PAINTED, FELTED & STITCHED WEARABLES, ACCESSORIES & HOMEWARES, WALL ART, HANDCRAFTED JEWELLERY, CARDS, ART JOURNALS and more …
All made with priceless individuality and an emphasis on natural materials. Beautiful textiles with a contemporary twist.
Held at the Richard Randall Art Studio, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
21st November – 30th November 2017. We are open for TEN days!
Opening hours: Weekdays: 9am – 5.00pm and Sat – Sun: 9.00am – 4.00pm
EXTENDED DATES for 2018 – Ten days to shop as this is the Tenth Anniversary of Wild Things.
TIME TO ENJOY – spend time in the gardens, lunch at the cafe and then shop for the perfect gift
BAGS . SCARVES . HATS . WRAPS .SOFT SCULPTURES . BROOCHES . NECKLACES. EARRINGS . CARDS . NOTE BOOKS . JOURNALS . FRAMED ARTWORKS
Our date saver for 2019 is 26th Nov – 8th Dec 2019 ….pop it in the diary but do check in on the website before in case we have a change of plan!