The ladies of HML are going for some hardcore up-skilling this year. We are attending workshops, seminars, classes -anything that will help us understand process. The past two weekends we were thrilled to spend some quality time with one of our favourite artists Kirsten Perry as she taught us to master the art of concrete planter casting at Craft Victoria.
Week one was messy hard work, mixing concrete, pouring into moulds. lots of stirring involved! But so very exciting come week two when we cracked those babies open to see some really stunning results. We can't take credit for those gorgeous gold numbers - they were very cleverly created by Craft curator Debbie Pryor and her gorgeous friend Rowie. Amazing what paint will do to transform and object.
I was happier with my neon trimmed bubble wrap impressed planter once I got some actual flora in there (and fauna if you count the cute bambi)
Beck had more success with hers I think. This one is like something from the set of Yo Gabba Gabba, which let's face it, is a happy place for her!
My absolute favourite is her Japanese brutalist architecture ikebana inspired block of brilliance. It just looks amazing. We had the greatest fun and have rushed out to buy more cement to hone our casting skills. Nothing more fun than learning something new. RAMONA