Monday, 4 July 2011

Hottie Exhibition Opening Night

Last Friday night I stole a few moment to head on down to Opendrawer in Camberwell to the Hottie Challenge Exhibition opening Night. Not sure what I was more excited about, the exhibition or the fact that I got to take my Morris Minor for a decent run since she got new brakes.

It was very exciting, my first involvement in an exhibition and for such a worthy cause. I got a real buzz out of seeing my hottie hanging on a wall beside other Hotties that were created by other fabulous Melbourne crafters. Reflecting back, it was such a battle to get it finished, stealing chunks of time at weird times of the day.

I had quite a number of friends who turned up to celebrate and support the group of Hotties and some friends who also got involved and created a Hottie themselves.

There were lots of memorable Hotties, some with some obvious themes, and others were purely technical with some beautiful embroidery, knitting or crochet on show.

The TV Hottie (above) was done particularly well and sold quite quickly.

The George Clooney Hottie was lovely and Cathi's hottie (above, left) was so sweet.

I am hoping to get down to take a closer look again at the Hotties and the techniques that people have used. Truely inspiring! I believe that there is a coffee shop a few doors down that has some great cake and coffee.

A big thank-you to Curlypops for organising a group entry and for also featuring my Hottie on her blog the other day. There are more pictures over at the Flickr pool for this exhibition.

1 comment:

CurlyPops said...

It's so exciting to see your own work hanging in a gallery space. I can't wait to go back for a real up-close look too. There seems to be so many that I missed!