We are very proud to be one of 52 recipients of the Lord Mayor's Women in Business Grant. The funding is invaluable as we continue to grow the business but we could never be in this position without the support of our customers, retail partners, and the local community. This funding will be used to refresh our digital content with the help of Tempus Media (more on them further down), and we can't wait to share the next chapter of the business with you all!
Queensland architecture has rich and intersting history. The Queenslander style of house is not just a singular design, but often refers to house designs first seen between 1880-1940. The Queenslander style was developed to weather Queensland's climate and their style is quite unique compared to other Australian States. This month I want to focus on the first, and sometimes the grandest style of Queenslander, the Colonial.
Each style has so many variations and sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between them, however, it's generally easy to spot a colonial. Look for the step between the Verandah and Roof, a convex roofed verandah, steeply-pitched roofs, and decorative verandah ends.
One of the most well-known Colonial designs (and Hayden's personal favourite) appears with a U-shaped verandah, cross-braced balustrades, and a pediment over the verandah entrance. This Queenslander design can be seen front and center in the Confetti 1 reproduction on paper.
It's unfortunate that a lot of the older Queenslander styles are harder to find but its a treasure when you spot one of these gems in the wild!
New Pins are Here
Remember those new pins we told you about? Well, they're finally available on our website and are just waiting to find their homes. We have 3 new designs: The Red Hill House, Dusty Lilac Colonial, and, the 80's Pink Triple Gable.
While you're buying some brand-new pins, why not pick up some of the outgoing pins at the same time? While stocks last, the original Soft Enamel Pins are now $12. That's more than 50% off!!!
These little pins are perfect for as gifts for loved ones, or the pin collectors in your life.
Umbrellas are still on their way, why not jump on the list so you don't miss out on their arrival!
The 3rd Debra Hood Art Umbrella design comes from her artwork, Saffron Sunset over Brisbane.
Brisbane sunsets of spicy saffron hold us in awe and as daylight closes, a shimmering blanket of blazing red and orange spread across Brisbane hills. This fiery glow reflects over the tin roofs kissing our Queenslanders goodnight. Saffron Sunset Over Brisbane focuses on the inner city hills of Rosalie, Paddington, Bardon and Red Hill.
Available in two variations - fold up, or straight with curved handle - the bright and colourful artwork will help keep your spirits up on the gloomiest of days!
Although our reproductions are fantastic, there is always something special about owning the real thing. Thankfully, a select few Debra Hood original artworks are available for sale via Bluethumb and Art Lovers Australia. Brisbane CBD Blocks, Clock Tower Romance under a Papaya Sky, and the original Confettis 6-9 are available on both websites, and some limited edition reproductions are also listed on Art Lovers Australia!
Click the button below to view Debra's originals and more fantastic artwork from a huge range of artists.
This month our mailing list subscribers will receive exclusive access to our first of many bundles to come. If you've been interested in the latest magnet designs but just need a reason to splurge, look no further!
For the month of March, we will be selling our set of Mid-Century Magnets along with one of three Tea Towels of your choice for nearly 20% off!
Click the button to sign up to our mailing list and gain access to this exciting bundle.
The team at Debra Hood Art acknowledges the Jagera and Turrbul peoples as traditional owners of the land the beautiful Meanjin/Brisbane city resides. We recognise their connection to land, wind, water and community and pay respects to elders, past, present and emerging. The Meanjin/Brisbane area has such a splendid abundance of nature, and we feel so lucky to be able to capture and share its beauty through art.