News & Updates
July 21, 2015
This may sound cheesy, but, it started in year 10 art. Our class had to create a poster against violence. My poster was of a dagger piercing an anatomical heart that I had hand drawn. From there I continued to practice drawing in the many art books I had lying around.
But when year 11 came around, I discovered the wonders of Photoshop.
With Photoshop the possibilities are endless and I’m always learning; just last weekend I discovered how to do a disintegration effect. Now, most of my art consists of Photoshop. Photoshop is definitely an investment but I think that anyone can use it, whether they are ‘arty’ or not.
Through my immense love of art, I have had many opportunities to get my work ‘out there’. From exhibitions to murals in shops, I’ve done it. And I couldn’t of been more thankful for all of the opportunities I’ve had so far.
I may only be a 17 year old, but I do believe I have some wisdom (and wits) up my sleeve. I am a strong believer in the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”.
To think that a friend I made in year 10 English could change my life forever. You never know it’s going to happen, until it happens.
July 20, 2015
What Makes A Deer & Fox Collective
– by Alex Stalling
Deer & Fox who?
Well we are a transient collective of makers, dreamers, experimenters, appreciators and tea drinkers. We are still new to this big wide world and finding out just where we fit in but the journey has been fun and definitely eye opening.
Deer & Fox Collective – Boutique Designers
D&F started in 2014 when I discovered that I just made a lot of stuff. I am pretty prolific when it comes to getting a bit of craft on, so one day I *harassed* my sisters into the journey of marketing and online business-ing. We happily argued over names, product lines, branding, which markets to do until something that was the bare bones of what D&F is today was born. The three of us have learnt a lot in the 1.5 years of business but the important things remained the same.
We are happy to make, create and hang out. This for us was key, we never started out with a major brand concept in mind, or to turn our little loves into a craft empire. D&F was always, and will always be about the process and that we enjoy it.
We still create, promote and love handmade, artist & designer. Our products embody everything we love about this industry. When we shop for ourselves we love the thrill of the hunt, finding that special something that no one else has. We love to support the individual, the creative the maker.
We create high quality pieces. Each of us at D&F have different interests, skills, loves. Our range showcases that. What we all have in common is an appreciation of quality. We want to buy quality for ourselves, so we want to provide quality for our customers.
Skip forward to now and who is Deer & Fox?
Currently comprised of six artisans Alex Stalling, Tessa Jeffrey, Gaby Isaacson, Melita Chambers, Aaron Stalling & Rhi Johnson.
With all the fresh makers coming on board our 2015-2016 collection is set to explode with 3D printed vases, children’s clothing, cushions, headbands, artwork dresses, candles, play-dough packs, crayons, plushies, polymer clay jewellery, artwork necklaces and earrings, lasercut earrings, oh and block printed notebooks there is sure to be something for everyone.
We have a full list of the markets we attend available on our website at all times.
If you need a little Deer & Fox in your life we should chat, this also applies for retailers.
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