With only 9 days to go til our Christmas Market, Northern Regards is excited to welcome back….
Another of our wonderful returning stallholders, Twice Drunk shares his thoughts on sustainable, craft and what life looks like when he’s not making…
Why do you choose to use recycled/upcycled or sustainable pieces in your handmade craft?
Using recycled material in my craft allows me to create something unique, perhaps something we’ve never seen before. It takes a familiar object and makes it something new and exciting. It also helps me, and hopefully others, see opportunity in items normally discarded as waste, bringing value to something previously thought to be worthless.
It helps me see the world differently.
Why is handmade important to you?
Handmade = Art. Handmade is the artistic expression of someone who is pursuing their urge to create. Someone who is giving of themselves to benefit others. I think that’s worth celebrating!
Which is your favorite Melbourne suburb and why?
Fitzroy. It’s a community and people who love art in it’s many forms, especially street art and creative design. It’s about freedom of expression, being yourself and acceptance of each person’s individuality without judgement. And it’s about enjoying good food and drink in a relaxing social atmos.
When you are not making or selling at markets, what would we find you doing?
My friends are important to me and I’m blessed to have a tight group f wonderful people around me who support my creative expression and share my love for good food and drink! I’m a huge electronic music fan and when I’s not sleeping, there’s usually a constant feed of progressive house pumping away in the background. I also have a sweet spot for old style horror/slash flicks from the 70’s/80’s. Always good for a laugh/scare.
Coffee or tea? Wine or beer?
Coffee, definitely. Short Mac or Soy Latte.
Wine AND Beer… although usually a GnT with Lime!
So come on down to Northern Regards Artisan Market on Saturday 14th December 11am til 4 at Northcote Social Club and grab yourself or someone special a stunning and sustainable Twice Drunk original!
We can’t wait to see you there!