“jealous of a spider”

This is Brisbane based artist and designer Rachel Burke aka @imakestagram. Can you guess what she desperately wanted to be when she grew up? A lawyer or a doctor? Nope. A fairy. Well, as you can see by the photo above, she nailed it! Rachel makes the craziest most wonderful work – from art you can wear {even if you’re a mermaid}, to art you can sit on … and in, for that matter! And you know what else is crazy and wonderful? Her story. Rachel’s path has been anything but conventional, which actually makes complete sense. You can listen right up there under Rachel in her fairy floss dress, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts / Spotify.

First, let’s start with a few of the images I posted the other day:

Gasp! Remember all of that? Of course you do… how could you forget a tinsel cafe and those crazy dresses. Speaking of crazy dresses:

 

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Ah yes, perfect for everyday wear. Clearly, I’m gonna need some of that bling for my next trip to the grocery store {watch the video!}

Okay, let’s take a look at all of the fabulous brand collaborations we covered:

Yes! Talk about only working with brands that fit your own aesthetic! Love, love, love.

Next, this is just a teeny tiny snippet of Rachel’s artwork currently showing at Saint Cloche Gallery in Sydney:

Okay, there is no way her mom would’ve allowed this much glitter in the house. NO. WAY. The show is open until Dec 6th, but if you’re not in Sydney, you can also buy the work online. Oh, ps. she’s doing an exclusive workshop at the gallery {Saturday December 5th @ 2 – 3:30pm}, and you can buy tickets HERE.

Alright, let’s take a look at Rachel’s super sweet family. Brace yourself for cuteness overload:

Oh. My. Word. Hugo {the baby}, Tom {the lawyer willing to wear tinsel), and Daisy {the wiener}. Seriously, the cutest family evah* … *that’s ‘ever’ in Australian. Also, now do you see why I need those sparkly coats for my full dozen ‘o dachshunds? Yeah, you get it.

And finally, since this is the last episode until after the holidays, I figured we should probably wrap things up with these:

“Merry Craftmas”you are talking my language, lady! So. Much. Fun! And with that I will give a great big thanks to Rachel for hanging out with me for so long; even bigger thanks to Rachel’s mom for hanging out with Hugo for so long; and thanks to YOU for listening. There will be more ART FOR YOUR EAR in 2021. Stay happy & healthy ~ Danielle xo

Other links:

  1. Rachel on Instagram
  2. Rachel’s shop
  3. Victoria College of Art
  4. Universal Store, Australia
  5. Frankie Magazine, Australia
  6. Material Girl Magazine, Germany
  7. ‘Apomogy’ Project
  8. Alt Summit
  9. Next In Fashion, Netflix
  10. LEGO Collab.
  11. Disney Collab.
  12. Rachel’s art show at Saint Cloche Gallery, Sydney
  13. Danielle’s Skillshare classes {mentioned in the intro}
  14. Danielle’s Liz + pompoms collage

 






comments (7)

  1. ann /// 11.28.2020 /// 7:52am

    I think she wins “the funnest mommy” award!

  2. the jealous curator /// 11.28.2020 /// 8:18am

    absolutely!

  3. Rose Currie /// 11.28.2020 /// 11:24am

    I AM OBSESSED. Where has she been my whole life? I need everything she makes!

  4. Ana /// 11.28.2020 /// 1:03pm

    What Rose said.

  5. the jealous curator /// 11.28.2020 /// 1:31pm

    haha! i agree 😉

  6. KP /// 12.18.2020 /// 7:09pm

    I am listening whilst sewing my costume for tonight’s holiday party with a Christmas movie theme. I’m making a Victorian coat for me being Kermit being Bob Cratchit in A Muppet Christmas Carol. I feel like we’re in a chatty, inspiring, supportive, creative sewing circle. Xx

  7. the jealous curator /// 12.19.2020 /// 7:17am

    hahaha!!! well i LOVE that!