Monday, October 17, 2016

Made With Love Market Poster November 2016

My new poster design for the tri-yearly Made With Love Markets in Coffs Harbour

Handmade craft market
Sunday November 27th 2016
9am - 2pm at Park Beach Plaza
Level 1 Carpark

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Ginger Kelly Studio, Finished

A recycled 1950's garage shed turned into my art studio workspace and cottage home with space for my handmade business Thistle and Fox, a sewing and craft room, computer workspace, kitchen, bedroom and ensuite.

digital artist workspace and sewing room

And there's space for a couch and my growing collection of houseplants...

pink cyclamen
my first DIY terrarium

At long last, my studio home is complete... almost.

panoramic view of Ginger Kelly Studio workspace and cottage

There will always be something to do or change in any home. I'm still working out whether to hang blinds or curtains and which furniture I'll be keeping and which pieces don't work here. As almost all my furniture is recycled (Gumtree), gifted or picked up from charity shops - I had to collect whatever I could get my hands on while I was moving from rental to rental. Considering the space limitations its amazing all these free bits and pieces fit into the space as well as they do! I have plans to paint the timber sideboard, my bedroom chest of drawers and possibly the kitchen hutch. I guess we shall see...

houseplants, my indoor plant gang

The furniture placement in my workspace is always changing according to my mood and the projects I'm concentrating on at the time. If I'm cutting out fabrics then I'll have a trestle table in the center of the space and my sewing table pushed against the back of the couch. I know the panorama image makes the space look huge...but theres just enough room to walk between each desk.

digital artist workspace
craft room storage, indoor hanging garden

In the near future I'm hoping to  swap the sewing desk and trestle table for a custom built cutting table with storage underneath for all my boxes of fabric and the sewing machine built into the table top so I'll be able to handle larger quilting projects without breaking down into a sobbing mess 😣

Take a look around...

living room, reading nook, my ikea book shelf

dining room and sewing table

sewing room, craft studio workspace

recycled furniture, succulent collection
cottage style kitchen

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ginger Kelly Studio: THE STUDIO DESIGN

With the construction finally underway and a floor plan now 'set in stone' so to speak... or more precisely set in a concrete slab and a timber frame; I can now share my design concepts in the form of 3d illustrations that I worked on very late at night.

The weather has taken a turn for the worse today (so much rain!) so I thought I'd share these bright images of something that has been in my head for quite a long time.

You'll have to ignore the flat ceiling in these pictures. Unfortunately I haven't had the time or patience to render the roof and ceiling yet... You'll just have to wait to see what happens over the next few months!

Friday, October 30, 2015

New Illustration for Made With Love Market Poster December

Whenever it comes time to illustrate the next market poster I always seem to be knee deep in other projects so have plenty of time to think about the design and no time to create it! 
So this time around, I'm thankful for having an empty fishbowl on hand. All the picture elements of this design came from bits and pieces hanging out on my studio shelves. The wooden box is an old silverware case that used to belong to my great grandmother. Years ago I repurposed it into a jewelry display and storage case. So perfect as the base for my 'snow globe' poster