Festival Fun and New Listings


Hello lovelies

I have just returned from an amazing and busy few days of clay workshops at the Woodfordia Planting Festival. With lots of relaxed talent and keen interest abounding, I now have my studio full of fabulous planters attempting to dry out in this weather. For those of you I met there, welcome to the Artfolk community. 

From one adventure to another... or three... These are the new collaborations and opportunities that I can now announce:

  • After last year's success, my in-store watercolour workshops an Sheridan Australia SE Queensland stores are returning for winter
  • I will be running Beginner Illustration workshops in the West Elm Brisbane store in June, July and August. If you have ever wanted to learn how to style a collection or create an arty composition this is for you. Learn about colour, texture, light and shade, size and proportion, then illustrate and watercolour your personal style.
  • Brisbane Stitches & Craft Fair is on at the Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre, 7th-10th June. I will be facilitating four Watercolour Botanics workshops - two on Thursday 7th and two on Saturday 9th - with drinks included. 

These have all been added to the Artfolk 'Workshops' page with booking info, so take a look, get inspired, share with friends and come join me for some creative fun.

X Vanessa

creative Bali retreat!

Hello lovelies

So much has happened! Apart from new collaborations and my ever expanding list of workshops spreading throughout SE Queensland, I have now created my own retreat in Bali. After lots of discussions and feedback with friends and customers, my inaugral creative Bali retreat will run for 6 nights in September this year. This small group will enjoy building an awareness of the creative potential our day-to-day lives hold, and learn new arts skills (or build on existing ones) through daily drawing and painting exercises. 

Developing mindfulness and an 'eye' for creative compositions, the gorgeous Balinese landscapes, style and culture will be our muse. Various art mediums are supplied for you to experiment and create with. 

If this sounds like something you are interested in then please find heaps more information on my website.... HERE

I truly can't wait for this retreat to arrive. I have planned so many wonderful inclusions... inspiring locations, accommodation, tours, dining experiences etc. that I am so excited to share with you. Please join me.


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2018 Energy

Hello lovelies

I know I am an absolute shocker at blogging and I have already broken my NY resolution of at least getting to it every fortnight. 

So, first of all... Greetings and Happy New Year! I hope this Year of the Dog has treated you nicely over the past 6 weeks.

2018 is proving to be a massive year for Artfolk. Already I have new collaborations with amazing businesses - Westfield Shopping Centre Carindale, Chapter IV Paddington and Woodford Planting Festival - and a few more in the works. 

After a gorgeous holiday in Bali and chance meetings with AMAZING women, my heart and mind have been so inspired to branch out into the tropics. If I already buy lots of tropical flowers for my workshops, why not run a workshop or few in a tropical location? Who's with me? Further research is needed so Im heading back in a few weeks (hard work I know).

Take a look at all the new workshop listings and spread the word. I am travelling around a fair bit, reaching out to the far corners of SE Queensland for creative connection.

Blessings, Vanessa xx

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