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Fizzy Pop

Narelle Spencer, aka Miss Fizzy, will be at Handmade for the first time on 10 & 11 June with her unique children’s art brand, Fizzy Pop Designs. Combining the work of talented artists with her own designs, Narelle’s collection is constantly changing, with the aim to bring style and beauty to nurseries and children’s rooms.

Tell us about your business

I believe that stylish and creative wall art doesn’t have to be just for grown-ups.

I work with artists with an individual style, and along with my own designs I have put together a collection of children’s wall art and wall décor that stands out for its originality.

I strive to continually bring new designs and products to my collection, which compliments my quality in-house crafting processes. These processes include fine art printing, using the finest art papers and pigment based inks. This increases the lifespan of our prints as well as creating a print that could be mistaken for original artwork.

Since starting my business I have found that I am not only able to help parents find unique art to style their little ones’ rooms, but I am also helping the artists within my collection build their fan base.  Many of these artists are mums like me and are looking to create a balance between work life and family life.

I believe small business is an integral part of the local and the wider community.  It allows people to think outside of the box, developing and creating solutions to problems or amazing unique ‘must have’ products. It also allows many mums (and dads) the flexibility they may need to still remain working while having a family and most importantly it allows people to chase their dreams. It is important that we support small business and ‘shop small’ where we can.

What made you apply to Handmade Canberra?

With so many people from down south raving on about how amazing Handmade Canberra is, it would be silly of me not to road-trip it and come and see what all this hullabaloo’s all about.

I can already see from previous market pics that I’m in for so much unique artisan amazingness. I’m meant to be coming to sell, but I think I might be doing a fair bit of shopping.

What are you looking forward to most about your trip?

I’m looking forward to meeting the good people of Canberra. I have lots of online fans and customers from Canberra, so it will be great to meet some of these lovely supporters in the flesh.

What is the best way to keep warm in winter?

The best way I have found to keep warm in winter is to snuggle with my three year old.  She is a little hot water bottle and if she can resist telling me she is hungry for the hundredth time then it’s better than any hot chocolate or warm bath.

 

Can you describe your studio?

My studio can be a bit chaotic but it’s full of art and design inspiration. I have a corkboard where I pin clippings, printouts and ‘in the works’ designs. My studio also houses my wide format printer, guillotine and production bench, so things are a little tight in there. Oh, and the other thing that’s now in my studio is a little table and chair for my daughter because it’s too hard to do things with her on my lap.

Left: Some of Fizzy Pop’s art. Right: Miss Fizzy, Narelle Spencer, and her daughter’s mini studio.

Callie

Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.

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