In 2018, a small business was born from the desire to make and share beautiful artwork. That business was called The Early Bird Collective, and for three years the focus was on experimentation and making some cool art.
Now after three years, it is time for The Early Bird Collective to undergo a transformation and be reborn as Handmade Pride.
Handmade Pride is about making and sharing art which focuses and celebrates the diversity and pride in the LGBTIQ+ community. As a proud member of the LGBTIQ+ community, I want to shift my focus to creating artwork which instils a sense of pride in people, and which also looks great on the wall.
My personal journey to live my truth, has now spread to my business and I am excited to share this next chapter with you all.
Meet The Artist
Ever since I was little, I have had a passion and interest in colour, creation, and getting my hands dirty (literally). If I wasn’t playing in the mud or climbing trees, I was making things from items found in the garden and trying to sell them to my family (my most famous item was a mini toothbrush made from weeds).
After years of ignoring my creative side, I was introduced to fluid art, and a hobby quickly turned into an obsession. The messy creation process, the unpredictability of the paints, and the ability to endlessly experiment excites me to this day.
Being able to create and play has been an incredible outlet for stress and an important part in managing my mental health. I think that as an adult we need to incorporate more time in our lives for play, and for me this is the perfect way to do so.
So here’s to creativity, playing, getting dirty, and celebrating the pride within.
Unpredictable. Messy. Random. Unique. Beautiful.
These are just some of the words people have used to describe fluid artwork. At Handmade Pride, acrylic paints, alcohol inks and resin are just some of the mediums used to create unique artwork using fluid art techniques.
Handmade Pride’s signature artwork piece is the humble clock, made from old vinyl records which were destined for landfill. The artwork on the clocks is created using a fluid art technique called acrylic pouring, meaning the result is random and unique. The artwork is then coated with a coat of clear resin, before a silent mechanism is attached, and the clock is ready to hang.
Each piece of artwork is handmade, unique, and is made to celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community. When you buy from Handmade Pride, you get a small piece of pride in every piece.
Thank you for supporting small business and the rainbow community.
Based in Perth, WA. Established in 2018.
Free shipping within Australia. International shipping is available.
All artwork is hand painted, unique and made with pride.
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