This little chap is Welly, shown here with his Mum, Demelza and his Dad, Adam. Together, they are responsible for Welly’s Wonders, a collection of beautiful traditional illustrations of animals that appear in stories, pieces of art, clothing and homewares. Welly’s Wonders are not new to Canberra, in fact, they are regular favourites at the market. While chatting to Demelza recently, we asked her what she likes most about Handmade and her response was enthusiastic. “Handmade is so much fun, it’s as close as we get to a holiday without actually having a break! We love all of our customers, but Canberra ‘gets’ us and we always find the response to our illustrations from Canberrans is emotional.” Adam’s work for Disney has allowed him to bring Jenkins the Hare and his friends to life, but did you know that at the September market, he can bring you to life as well?
Welly’s Wonders are offering portrait sessions on 10 & 11 September, 10am -4pm. In just 15 minutes and for $40, Adam can sketch you in the style shown. Bring in a photo of a friend, family member or pet and he can sketch from that as well. And if you want the whole family sketched, the second and subsequent portraits are only $20! But because they’re generous people, they are offering one lucky winner a portrait for free. Head over to Handmade’s Facebook post about the competition, tag the person you’d like Adam to sketch and then like the Welly’s Wonders Facebook page. We will draw the winner from the entries we receive by Friday 2nd September. Good luck!