Friday, November 28, 2008

GoMA Christmas Design Market

Flying Star Toys will be attending the Brisbane GoMA Christmas Design Market on Saturday the 6th of December.

The good news is that all Flying Star Toys on the stand will be at special market prices!

The GoMA Christmas Design Market will be located on the Sculpture Lawn outside the Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane located in the Arts precinct of South Bank.

The GoMA Christmas Design market Saturday 6th December from 9am -5pm.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

(click image for large version to see the list of other participants.)

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Sunday, November 23, 2008


"I resist anything better than my own diversity,
And breathe the air and leave plenty after me,
And am not stuck up, and am in my place.

The moth and the fisheggs are in their place,
The suns I see and the suns I cannot see are in there place,
The palpable is in its place and the impalpable is in its place.

These are the thoughts of all men in all ages and lands, they are not
original with me,
If they are not yours as much as mine they are nothing or next to nothing,
If they do not enclose everything they are nothing,
If they are not the riddle and the untying of the riddle they are
If they are not just as close as they are distant they are nothing.

This is the grass that grows wherever the land is and the water is,
This is the common air that bathes the globe.

This is the breath of laws and songs and behaviour,
This is the tasteless water of souls....this is the true sustenance,
It is for the is for the judges of the supreme court....
it is for the federal capitol and the state capitols,
It is for the admirable communes of literary men and composers and
singers and lecturers and engineers and savants,
It is for the endless races of working people and farmers and seamen."

from Leaves of Grass {Song of Myself} by Walt Whitman in 1855.

Image: Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Vishnu, as herdsman and flautist pictured here with His beloved, Radha, on the banks of the river Yamuna.

from the book The Hindu Pantheon - An Introduction, Illustrated with 19th century Indian Miniatures from the St. Petersburg Collection, E. Tyomkin and M. Voryobyova-Desyatovska, Garnet Publishing, UK, 1994.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cracker! KickArts Christmas Retail Show

Tonight the KickArts Christmas retail show Cracker! opens. There should be heaps of wonderful gifts to choose from. If you live in Cairns or will be by that way soon I recommend popping in.

Cracker! runs from the 14th of November until January 3rd 2009.

For this show I've made six special Star Boomer joeys called White Star Boomers as a tribute to the iconic Australian Christmas song "Six White Boomers" by Rolf Harris. They are made with natural linen and creamy white pin corduroy with the cream star hand embroidered in linen thread.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Plush You! (2) at Double Punch Gallery

This month Flying Star Toys will be on show at Plush You! This year the Plush You! exhibition of plush toy artist at Schmancy in Seattle is having a sister show in San Francisco at Double Punch Gallery.

A new version of a Flying Star Toys original Novas Infinite called Novas Infinite Neon are representing Flying Star Toys for this exhibition. Novas Infinite Neon will be officially launched next year. These two Novas Infinite Neon are called Silver Arrow and Blue Lightning.

Plush You! (2) will be opening on Friday November 7th at Double Punch - 1821 Powell St, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Mathilda's Market this Sunday!

The Mathilda's Market began in Melbourne and became so successful they have branched out to hold them in Brisbane and Sydney with other states to follow. They feature quality handmade designer wares suitable for children and mothers. Being a toy maker they asked if I would be interested - and I was :)

So if you would like to treat your little one, yourself, or thinking of someone who needs a treat this Christmas please come along.

Mathilda's Market Sunday November 9th from 9pm to 1pm at St Joseph's College, 1299 Sandgate Rd, Boondall, Brisbane, Qld.

That's right! This Sunday! and don't forget to say Hi :-)