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Little Layers of Happy: SALA 2013

Oh friends, today’s post comes to you with much gleeful hand clapping and just a wee bit of nervous hair twiddling…

After much plotting and planning and too-ing and fro-ing, I can finally share with you the details of my very first exhibition:

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Hurrah! I can scarcely believe that what began as a half-joking personal challenge  for 2013 has blossomed into “an actual thing!” (as my family has heard me exclaim with increasing frequency round these parts). I will admit to a skip in pulse rate as I look at my countdown calendar and do a double take – can it really be just 60 days until opening night? Surely not… but then I stand in our hallway and smile proudly at the little family of weaving that is growing on the wall, and the fear turns back into excitement again at the thought of them finding new homes out in the big wide world.

I have been smiling at my snazzy poster for a few days now. It is the result of my dear friend, former A Visual Sensibility Mk 1 teammate, and creative right-hand – Alison  from Antler Studio. A humongous and heart-felt “THANKYOU!” Ali for  your wonderful work, cheering, advice and all-round radness.

“But Megan, what is this ‘Collaborative Community Weaving’?” I hear you ask.
Well, throughout the duration of the exhibition, visitors and customers of The Seasonal Garden Cafe will be able to make a donation of their choosing to local food rescue service OzHarvest Adelaide, and then add their own ‘little layers of happy’ to a simple frame weaving. The finished piece will be  raffled off – one lucky collaborator will win the finished weaving, and OzHarvest will receive much needed funds to continue it’s great work. I am more than a little chuffed and so very grateful that cafe owner Silvia has taken a chance on me and my little makings, and can’t wait to see my pieces snuggle into their spots within such a warm and cosy space.

All this busy making, organising and promoting has called for a new website: meganwalshcheek.com

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Pop over to find a (growing) gallery of work, news, links to this blog and to my Etsy store – which will soon be filling up with woven goodies just as quick as my busy fingers can go.

Phew! What a lot of exciting news for one post – time for a cuppa and a bit of a lie down… who am I kidding, I have an exhibition to make for, chop chop!

Here’s to an exciting few months ,

Megan.

Milan Rouge Contemporary Craft & Design

Hello Friends.

Exciting – if somewhat belated – news today!

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Should you decide to take a little wander through the Adelaide Hills, and stop off in lovely Stirling, and wander into the delightful treasure trove of arty goodness that is Milan Rouge Contemporary Craft & Design, you will find some of my weavings! Really and truly!

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Alison and Rose are the clever clogs behind this beautiful space, and have curated a wonderfully diverse collection. In their own words, Milan Rouge shares … “some of the most fabulous Australian produced ceramics, jewellery, glass, photography, paintings, prints, sculpture, textiles, clothing, bags, wallets, furniture, greetings cards and anything else quirky, amusing, interesting or unique”. As rather accomplished ceramists they have an eye for colour, so to have some of my little makings sitting amongst such wonderful pieces is an enourmous thrill indeed.

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Here’s a peak at a few of my bits and bobs that have found a happy home at the gallery:

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What are you waiting for? Alison and Rose are looking forward to showing you around Tuesdays – Saturdays 10am to 5pm, and Sundays 11am to 4pm. Mondays they will be home drinking cups of tea or having a good lie down.

You will find them at Shop 2/11 Oak Plaza, Mount Barker Road, Stirling (opposite the Newsagent).

New Year, New Love

Happy New Year to you Friends!

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So, apparently it’s 2013. Does anyone else think that sounds just too futurama? Like we should at least be getting about on hover craft or something….                               

 I had so many good intentions of sharing the flurry of making and baking that consumed our home over the Christmas celebrations. Somehow though,  sleep and eating sugary treats were all I could manage in those fleeting moments of quiet, so I will give you  a recap soon.                                                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Todays chit chat is all about my shiny, all absorbing new love …

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The new year has brought with it a burst of intense making. I have delighted in many happy moments at my homemade weaving loom, often with my Little Babe snoozing  in the sling while Miss C ‘organises’ my fabric stash…

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I have even got my lovely nieces hooked. Miss 5 and Miss 7 were mesmerised by the texture explosion that is my bundle of fabric strips, and we whipped up a couple of simple mini looms for them to experiment with. I managed to keep my inner teacher quiet and refrain from harping on about the importance of alternating the under and overs. Instead, I  played with my own weaving alongside them, watching the joy on their faces as they gleefully commentated their fabric choices and creative decisions. Three of us making and learning and loving the textile goodness forming under our fingers.

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Some of these makings have even made their way out of the studio and into a wonderful new local gallery – but that’s a story for another post; right now my love is calling me….

Megan