Come along and see our delightful stand at the Artisans in the Garden.
We've got lots of goodies that are perfect for Christmas presents.
Bill designed and handmade a cicada that started in a love story.
When I was in Paris in 2007 having been awarded a Tim Storrier/Annette Onslow art residency at the Cite des Artes, Bill bought me a antique cicada brooch in the flea markets.
I l o v e d it.
It was full of exquisite memories of my 3 months time in Paris.
But on returning to Sydney, I wore the brooch to an art opening and perversely pinned it onto my skirt.
I t f l e w o f f ! So to speak,
well actually it came undone and dropped off, never to be found again and hoping that someone else would find it if I couldn't and enjoy it as much as I did.
So in great kindness Bill made me another one. Each night he would wittle and carve away at a little piece of clay, readjusting and getting it just right. It was a week of perfecting it.
It wasn't like the one from Paris, no less but just different with it becoming much more special
because it was Bill's own personal design.
He made a mould and with casting resin created a cicada, he polished it 5 times with different grades of sandpaper, he kept going until it was just right.
I wear my cicada most of the times, it's full of life for me in so many different forms.
It's a collaboration of Paris and Hill End
We had so many comments on my cicada that we made more and more and more.
And as you see it started from a very special moment. place and time.
They are for sale for $50.00, a unique brooch and a unique little story to go with it.
We also have
inspired by our wild garden in Hill End, drawings by me!
Tin type wet plate collodion photographs
done the old fashioned way.
All one off images photographed by Bill with his 100 year old 8 x 10 camera and hand printed in our studio here at Hill End.
So if your nearby our truly wonderful gardens, perfect time of the year for a visit, pop in and see our stand.
We look forward to seeing you there