Super excited to announce I will be a part of the Finders Keepers event for Spring/Summer 2019! The Finders Keepers is Australia’s leading design market featuring the work of over 270 independent artists, designers and makers from all over the country. This massive three day event is held from the 18th – 20th of October at the world-reowned Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne.
I’m absolutely thrilled to be apart of the buzz! I will have my latest range of artworks and products available, including archival prints and my newest stationary range ‘Wildflowers’. The Wildflower collection includes handmade greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping paper and notebooks with my illustrations.
With dedicated food and beverage stalls, live music, two bars, three stations serving fresh coffee and Melbourne’s favourite Food Trucks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Finders Keepers SS19 Spring Summer
When: 18th – 20th October
Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street,
Carlton, Melbourne VIC
Friday 18th: 12pm – 9pm
Saturday 19th: 10am – 7pm
Sunday 20th: 10am – 5pm
Entry Fee: $5 – valid for entire weekend
(Children under 12 enter free)
Introducing my latest stationary range the Wildflower Collection.The Wildflower collection is a series of intricate ink illustrations exploring flora found throughout travels. The collection includes a set of greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping paper and notebooks. The greeting cards and gift tag sets include four different designs, perfect for every occasion.The ink illustrations are studies of wildflowers collected in a leather bound field journal, that has accompanied me throughout travels in Victoria and overseas in Europe. The collection is all hand made printed on kraft card and using recycled papers.
Very excited to share with you the Spring Edition of ‘In Her Studio’ magazine, with my five page feature of my little studio! You can preview the full article here
In the article I share exclusive insights and behind the scenes of my studio and creative practice. I talk a bit about my background and how I got started, what you’d find in my studio (the large cactus garden growing in the middle), my inspirations and daily happenings. I also share what I do if I’m ever feeling a little uninspired and how I overcome it, as well as some advice and things I’ve learnt living a creative life. I’ve learnt a lot over the years and hope to pass on a little inspiration to other creatives.
I’m so honoured to be apart of this international magazine alongside such amazing creative women from around the world! So inspiring reading up on other creatives practices and the diverse range of studio spaces. So many great tips and advice to take away as you flip through the beautifully curated pages! You’re sure to be inspired!
Thank you to the wonderful editors at Stampington and Company for creating such a beautiful publication and for the opportunity to be part of it.
To read the full magazine issue you can order yourself a copy here. Available in both print and digital download.
Spring is here!! Although it doesn’t quite feel like it in Melbourne, there’s been glimpses of sunshine and warmer weather on the horizon! What better way to celebrate by helping our little pollinating friends!
The bee’s are in trouble with significant drops in population and 7 species listed as endangered. For every bee print sold I’ll be donating a percentage of profits to help save the bee’s. Your contribution will go towards Australia’s foremost centre for bee research and conservation.
I would absolutely love your help with this, together we can create change! 🐝💛
The Bee prints are available online – www.staceymaree.bigcartel.com
I’ve always loved wildflowers. Something about their raw natural beauty has always resonated with me. These yellow daisies were inspired by one’s I spotted dancing in the wind on the side of the road. I love that they spring up in the most unlikely places and cover my front garden with colour in the springtime 🌾🌻🌿
My sacred space ✨ a space where your soul can just be, make it a beautiful reflection of you ✨
It’s important to me to surround myself with all the things I love. To create a space that is a true reflection of who I am and what inspires me. To amplify the energy around me and ensure its constantly flowing and uplifting to help my creative thinking.
I love to decorate my space with nature and things I find on adventures, gumnuts, feathers, foliage, lots of indoor plants, thrifted vintage items, crystals and handmade goodies.
What do you decorate your space with?
Last week I shared a #meetthemaker #fridayintroductions to introduce myself to all my followers and share a little about me, the artist behind the drawings! This photo was taken from a shoot last week in my studio for an upcoming publication coming out later in the year! A little exciting!!
Hiya! I’m Stacey an Artist and Illustrator based in Melbourne. I’m originally from a lil beach town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Whilst juggling my small business, I also work as a full time Graphic Designer creating vector illustrations, branding and website design. I’m lucky enough to have best of both worlds with my love of modern design combined with traditional mediums through my artwork.
I’ve always been passionate about art and have been creating since before I can remember… I was even nicknamed “crafty” in preschool haha! When I’m not drawing I’m most likely making something, whether it be crocheting, macrame or sewing.
I love a good cuppa, tinkering around in my studio and absolutely adore cats! I’m also a little obsessed with homewares and indoor plants (you may have seen on my story) I love making a space a home! I enjoy reading whimsical novels, watching Disney films and listening to Fleetwood Mac on repeat. I love the outdoors, going to the beach and forest walks, where I get most of my inspiration.
I hope that gives you a little insight about me! Feel free to ask me anything!
This little woodland robin is inspired by a little something I wrote recently about taking some time out to myself and actively finding things that inspire me.
I’m always so inspired by nature and wildlife, which I’m sure is pretty obvious throughout my work. I have been particularily drawn to small birds recently and have always wanted to draw a little robin. So that was the notion behind this piece – to draw something that I’ve always wanted to.
Other things that I’ve been doing that inspire me include crocheting, gardening and caring for my indoor plant babies, spending time in book shops and libraries, visiting galleries, reading more and spending more time writing on my blog.
If I’m ever feeling a little uninspired in the studio I tend to go for a walk and get back to nature. I make sure I stop and really soak up all the details; vines creeping up tree’s, mushrooms hidden under logs and all the little critters flying from one flower bud to the other.
What do you do that inspires you? Is there something you enjoy that you’ve neglected lately?
So you may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet on here recently. The last few weeks I have felt really uninspired and unmotivated. Which has been hard for me to pin point, as I’ve never experienced this before in all my years creating. To be perfectly honest it’s a bit of a shock because I’m usually so easily inspired.
I think it’s definitely something that’s important to recognise and talk about, as I’m sure I’m neither the first nor the last artist to experience this lack of motivation at some stage in their art career. After all, a lot of us are a one girl band, doing everything ourselves from sending off orders, packaging, accounting, showcasing, promoting. Then finding time to create amongst all the craziness, that it’s no wonder we sometimes run out of juice. Especially when life catches up with us.
For me, I think it’s a number of things, that got me asking a few questions. Perhaps I’m not spending enough time creating? Am I feeling overwhelmed? Do I need to branch out with a new medium? Or maybe it’s more personal? The complications with my physical health and the grief of loosing a loved one have caught up with me. Regardless of the cause, I believe the most important step for anyone else out there experiencing this also, is to take this time to work on some self-care. Which is exactly what I’ve been doing the last few weeks. By taking some time out, working on some self-love and finding activities that inspire me.
That is what has inspired this piece. To create something for myself, for no particular reason or goal, just because. To have some me time, to reflect and remember why I love doing what I do. It has certainly helped me reading and listening to other artists experiencing this themselves and understanding that it’s okay. That it happens to the best of us. So I ask you, if you’ve experienced this too, to please share and add your experiences. I’d love to hear what you do to feel inspired?
The ‘Forest of Mushrooms’ series captures a wildwood full of growth, minute life forms and woodland creatures comprised in a palette of warm autumn tones. The series explores undergrowths of mushroom species and invertebrates, focusing on minuscule details of life that forms within ecosystems.
‘Wildwood’ was the first edition to the series and was inspired by majestic owls and the change in seasons. The focus wasn’t primarily on the owl as such, but the clusters of mushroom growths and dainty insects. Which initiated the second edition to the series ‘Toadstools’ a smaller study of amanita mushroom clusters and invertebrates.
‘Fox & Fungi’ was another adaptation of ‘Wildwood’ depicting a vixen fox and her cub, exploring undergrowths of fungi on a stump and branches. The vixen is dominant in the foreground as a protector of her offspring and the forest. The forth edition was inspired by smaller studies of chanterelle mushroom growths and large snails.
The concept behind the series was to illuminate the significance of all life forms from large wildlife to microscopic invertebrates and fungi that uphold vital roles within ecosystems. Fungi are highly diverse organisms that play various ecological roles in the biosphere. They are essential in the recycling of nutrients, decomposing organic matter, symbionts of animals and plant growth, natural enemies of pests, a food source and bioremediation agents.
Coupled with fungi, invertebrates also serve a crucial role in the pollination of plants, decomposition and nutrient release. Making up 95 percent of all animal species on earth and are plants biggest source of biodiversity. The fungi kingdom and invertebrate population are crucial, without whom the whole ecological system would collapse.