23 March 2011

Retro Wallpaper Inspiration

We were up in the Barossa Valley on the weekend and decided to pop into a second-hand shop called "Browsers". Amongst all the retro eye candy I came across this vintage wallpaper swatch book by Abbotts. Dated 1970-1971 it is full of delightful prints that you may remember from your childhood. Feeling inspired, I decided I couldn't leave this one behind. A bit more than what I would normally pay for something like this ($85), but I figure I could easily spend that on a design book in a book store.
I have grand plans to use these textures in a new vintage inspired print range that I am currently working out in my head. Probably will become a winter project so will post more as my ideas come together!

21 March 2011

The Final Fun(draiser)

Well the time is drawing nearer – and it’s time for some more fun at Mardi's Final Fun(draiser)!

Mardi leaves for her trekking adventure to Nepal on 1st May, and thanks to the generosity of people, she is well on her way to achieving her goal of raising $10,000 for Plan’s GirlsFund!

Please join in the fun of the final soiree, kick up your heels, enjoy some great food & drinks, and shop till you drop on the silent auction!

100% of ticket sales and proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to Plan’s GirlsFund. Only 100 tickets are available, so please book in quick!

Plan’s GirlsFund was established to directly help identify and respond to the barriers girls face in communities.

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17 March 2011

Light of Hope Charity Exhibition

I am so proud of my wonderful husband Denis. Less than two years ago Denis picked up a camera for the first time and since then has created what's now known as the "Ball of Light".

The Ball of Light is a photographic project created to inspire other photographers and bring hope to people. Some see the photos as spiritual, some are simply drawn into the amazing compositions, and some follow the Ball of Light as it travels to various locations.

Last night we had our first public event at the Messagemark Design Studio. It was also Denis' first solo exhibition, and I'm sure the first of many to come.

It was overwhelming with more than 60 people not only enjoying Denis' creative work, but also supporting Plan's GirlsFund. Denis donated 100% of open edition print sales, and 20% of limited edition print sales to the cause. We were thrilled to support our friend Mardi from Little Luv in her quest to raise $10,000 for the charity prior to heading to Nepal for a 2 week trek.

I have to say it again, I am so proud of Denis and what he has achieved in such a short amount of time. Thanks to all who attended last night and for showing their support. In total it looks like we raised approximately $1600!

11 March 2011

Erica Flower Studio

This may sound strange but I call my Dad 'Erica'. His name is actually Eric, but I suppose you could say Erica is my pet name for him. Poor man, I hope he isn't having an identity crisis. All his life he has constantly been surrounded by women, including my 2 sisters, Mum and a female cat! Anyway, why did I mention that, I don't really know, but my new stockist Erica Flower Studio made me think of my Dad!

Erica Flower Studio is a retail floristry business located in the busy Blackwood shopping precinct. They offer a full range of floristry products and services including fresh flowers and arrangements, flowers for special occasions, weddings, and events, gift and baby baskets and a range of plants, gifts and cards (Messagemark!).

Monday - Friday 9:30 - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00 - 3:00pm
ADDRESS: 240 Main Road, Blackwood, South Australia (08) 8279 4970
ONLINE: www.ericaflowerstudio.com.au
EMAIL: erica.flowerstudio@gmail.com

3 March 2011

Bowerbird Bazaar 2011

Denis and I found out today that our applications to exhibit at the next Bowerbird Bazaar in May have been accepted. This will be our fourth event and we're still looking forward to it as if it was the first!

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