This Sunday ‘Deer Little Forest‘ joined a fantastic group of indie artists, designers and makers to attend ‘Wonder Hill Summer Festival and Vintage Event‘ held at the delightfully kitch venue of ‘Tooting Tram and Social Club. Again, Wonder Hill managed to organise another successful and fun day, thoroughly enjoyed by both visitors and exhibitors a like.
Organiser Kiki, looked stunning in her 50’s pink dress and really did an amazing job at making it such a special and memorable day. The event was the largest ‘Wonder Hill’ have arganised so far, with so many eye catching stands including Paper Root Designs, Dubious Design and Karrot Kandi selling beautiful, handmade items. It really was an event to spend the day at.
Kiki also organised for Laura Naish, Make-up and Beauty Specialist, to be on stand-by to create the perfect, vintage hair and make-up, live music to get the party started and even a surprise treat of professional dancers to jive and generally add that extra sparkle to the day! Just lovely!
‘Deer Little Forest‘ had a successful day too, selling lots of cards and prints to lovely customers and also meeting some wonderful and creative people. Next to our stand were Dbun Designs selling gorgeous greeting cards and Accidental Vix selling a mix of beautiful cards, prints and handmade textiles for babies. Both businesses were run by the friendliest people with interesting stories behind their art.
Dbun designs are greeting cards created by the artwork of Nathalie Trytell, who, at a young age, was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 2. Nathalie, despite all her obstacles, became a talented artist and writer and created beautiful, humorous and sometimes powerful work. Having sadly passed away, Matthew, her Brother, runs Dbun designs as a tribute to his Sister and a legacy to her wonderful memory.
Accidental Vix is the creation of artist and interior designer Vicky Morse who’s work is created in such an interesting way using a Japanese printing technique called ‘ Gocco.’ ‘Gocco’ was originally developed as a toy for families to create New Years cards together but having been discontinued, has creating limited availability from Japan and the U.S.A and made supplies expensive, thus making the production of each piece of art a challange and something of delicate uniqueness. Vicky enjoys the fine detail the Gocco print technique achieves and intends on extending her current range of designs in the near future.
We loved our day with Wonder Hill and intend on exhibiting at more of their events in the future. I love being part of such a creative and inspiring event, getting my work out there and meeting the loveliest and most interesting people.