Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Delightful Shows

The Umbrella Collective Christmas show was another successful and happy day. Saturday the 17th of November started for me driving into the city watching moody clouds pouring forth a grey column of rain but these visitors were quickly travelling across the skyline soon to pass. They toured across the sky all day so we enjoyed an atmosphere that hadn't been felt in Brisbane for sometime, a wonderful sub-tropical gloaming that brought a sense of magical expectation. Everyone was agreed that it was a prefect setting for the show.

Above you can see the Umbrella Collective members from left to right: Shannon Garson (porcelain), Kylie Johnson (Paper Boat Press), Liana Kabel (Plastic Girl Jewellery), me of course, Rebecca Ward (jewellery), with Sarah Bowe the sixth member of the Umbrella Collective who did not present work this year but was there to help taking the photo. The photo below shows the Flying Star Toys stand as seen at the Umbrella Collective show.

The GOMA show on Sunday the 25th was also an excellent day with a great turn out from the public and I got to meet up with some other of our fellow Queensland artists such as Sarah and Lee from Audrey and Rose, Luke Johnson from Robots Robots, Erin from Blossom Creations and new toy maker Kia Hing Fay. Her toys for children are beautifully made and I was pleased to be able to do a swap with her for one of the very popular show favourite Biscuit Bunnies. Below is a photo she sent me of him in his new home shown with one of Kylie Johnson's ceramic stars. I'm sure we'll be hearing more about Kia in the future.

Finally, I'd like to thank all of those people who came out to support us and those who sent there well wishes or very kind apologies, you are all truly Friends of Flying Star Toys :)


Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's a fab picture of the Umbrella Collective!

hrsj said...

look at your great display! And that's a great picture of you creative ladies! :)