i make. you wear it. from Rachel Lynch on Vimeo.
A few moons ago now, I had the absolute pleasure of working with Hayley Macfarlane and Iris Hall on a cutie film featuring some of my frocks and sparkly goodies! It was such a brilliant day, and it’s so wonderful to see it captured by such a bunch of talented sweethearts!
Happy watching! 🙂
A couple of months ago I made the decision to trade in my gym membership for a ceramics class, and it was a really fantastic choice. There was a time when I was dutifully heading to the gym everyday after work – destined for an hour of solid jigging about, un-coordinated attempts at overly complicated routines, followed by slothing on the couch when I got home, too exhausted to do anything else but congratulate myself by eating a tim tam. (more…)
In mid June, I packed some of my poms in a suitcase and hit the road to Sydney. The destination was GAFFA gallery in the CBD to install Apomogy at the finals of the Yen Magazine Female Art Awards. Whilst I love travelling with Thomas, or friends, or family (literally with anyone) it was nice to have the day to myself to have a look/shop around the city. I treated myself to a fabby breakfast, multiple coffees and then had a glorious afternoon in the gallery just listening to Beyonce and installing my work. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the opening night party itself due to work commitments, but it looked like a real hoot of a time. And boy, oh boy, the other finalists in the exhibits had some exquisite work on display!! So many clever cats out there.
Photo courtesy of Yen Magazine.
As we all know, it’s getting pretty cold out there! We know it’s time to crack out the girl’s skivvies when they start shivering or burrowing into our jumpers (whilst we’re still wearing them). SO crack them out we did, and now they have been trotting around the house looking so damn cute. Speaking of damn cute, I took some time to show Daphne her newest editorial in Frankie Magazine, which she enjoyed very much.
I set aside some time in June to do some critical bedazzling to create a fancy frock to wear to my next GOMA workshop. I find bedazzling to be such a good way to tune out and relax…
Last weekend I got to hang out at GOMA in my bedazzled frock and make some paper masks and collages. What an ideal way to spend a Sunday!
July is set to be a pretty busy month! I have some pretty fun things cooking away behind the scenes, and I can’t wait to share them with you all! Chat soon. xx
The kind folk at Etsy requested I come up with something fun for their Etsy Craft party fiestas! Being an obliging girl, I said yes, and put together this fun DIY involving patty cakes and sticky dots! See below,and happy making!
Lately, I have kept my head down, working away pretty solidly for all of April/May. In my last post I spoke about launching my Apomogy exhibit, and now that it has closed I am beginning prep for my next workshop/display at Artisan in Fortitude Valley in August. In a splendid turn of events, the ‘Great Wall of Apomogy’ from my exhibit has made it to the final 20 of the Yen Magazine Female Art Awards. I will also be doing an Apomogy TED talk in September, which I have already begun madly prepping for. It makes my legs a little bit numb just thinking about it.
In my down time, as usual, I have been spending my time hanging out with my husband and infant sausage dogs. As you can see from the below snaps, ‘hanging out’ often consists of covering aforementioned poochies (and sometimes husband) in stickers/headpieces/kisses.
Last Friday night was extra exciting as it was the launch of the Cindy Sherman Exhibition at GOMA. The launch of the exhibition also meant the beginning of my tie in workshops for the gallery – which began Sunday, and were a total blast! I got to craft some wonderful accessories (including funglasses and earrings) with a whole bunch of excellent people..so thank you to everyone who came along and made the day so wonderful!
Lovely GOMA crafters!
For anyone heading to Splendour in the Grass Festival…I will definitely see you there. My pal Patience and I will be Craft Captaining the Craft Tent together…which we are SO JAZZED ABOUT! We will be running a ‘fake it til you make it workshop’ and I will be running an Apomogy one, so please stop by and say “HELLO!”.
Thanks for stoping by and having a read. Chat soon. xx
March has come and gone like a strong breeze. I have spent the last month working solidly on a few big projects, one of which is my Apomogy Exhibit – which I am currently in the final throws of work on. I am absolutely itching to share one particularly jazzy pieces I have made, but I feel like I need to wait until it is properly finished and set up in the space before I can reveal it.
Working on apomogy has been such a fascinating journey for me. I am continuously hooked by the one-line confessions that get submitted to me each day, and I can’t help but reflect on the weirdness of the fact that my studio is filled with the apologies of hundreds of strangers. This is in part because I feel like the apomogies have an odd energy about them…like they are pulsing with a story – but perhaps this is just the superstitious Maltese woman in me. This desire to know MORE is what inspired me to start the Apomogy podcast (which can be listened to here). I am doing my next anonymous interview next week, so the next episode should be up pretty soon!
Needless to say, I don’t think I have ever uttered the words pom pom more than I have in recent weeks. I suspect my friends and family are sick to death of me, as whenever they want to hang out, I suggest us integrating pom-pomming into the equation….So when the pom poms get too much, I switch it up and move on to fake flowers instead. This above snap is the first self-portrait I have taken in a while and I’m pretty glad to add it to the collection. I like how in this one, I can’t be seen at all. For all anyone knows it could just be a mannequin under there…or someone else entirely! I think I am going to keep playing with this concept of disguise and transformation through different materials.
In other news, I am still blogging for BONDS, and my most recent project for them was these fun DIY letters! You can see the full project here… Don’t feel like you have to make this particular phrase! Literally anything works! The simplest phrase becomes 10 x cuter once it is fringed.
Some of my scribbles…
A glimpse of how Apomogy is unfolding! If your Saturday night is free then you should definitely come along! There will be Ruby The Little Red Ice Cream Van, an Apomogy workshop, and hopefully lots of things to read with your eyes and talk with your mouth.
That’s all from me for now! Feast your eyes on some little snaps from my life over the last little while…