Experience the joy of Tawny Trails

Published 10:00am 12 November 2022

Experience the joy of Tawny Trails
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Local artisans from the Moreton Bay Hinterland will be opening their doors and selling a wide range of arts and crafts at a special Christmas-themed Tawny Trails event this month.

The final Tawny Trails event for the year will be held on Sunday, November 27, before resuming in January 2023.

Daniella Latta from Running Duck Studio, who is also the creator of Tawny Trails, says this will be your opportunity to purchase some unique gifts that can’t be found anywhere else.

“We will have Christmas cheer and displays, discounts, designer cushions, artwork, handmade decorations and workshops,” Danielle says.

“Whether you're looking for gifts, inspiration, motivation, expression or just pure enjoyment, Tawny Trails will get you there

“And if anything, I can’t think of a more enjoyable experience while shopping for Christmas presents.

“You can even get a free glass of bubbles if people book a table for lunch and mention Tawny Trails at the Ocean View Winery.”

Tawny Trails will run from 10am-3pm on Sunday, November 27.

A detailed and interactive map outlining the trail can be found on the Tawny Trails website.

About Tawny Trails

Launched in 2021, Tawny Trails is a unique art and lifestyle trail that journeys through the Moreton Bay Hinterland taking in the region’s galleries, museums, studios, national parks, restaurants, wineries and hotels.

The 70km adventure takes place in the charming towns of Woodford and Dayboro, as well as on the picturesque roads of Mount Mee, Ocean View, Clear Mountain, Samford and Wights Mountain.

Danielle describes the trail as a “creative living experience”.

“It shares with you all the different aspects of what living creatively can mean to you because we are all different,” Danielle explains.

“It’s not just about looking at pretty pictures - because my gosh they are - but finding a connection that allows you to help express yourself, whether that be hands-on creating or surrounding yourself with beautiful things that show your style and loves.

“Whether you are looking for inspiration, motivation, expression or just pure enjoyment, Tawny Trails will get you there.”

Experience the joy of Tawny Trails

Who to drop in and see

Danielle has penned some of her thoughts, emotions and perspective on the trail to inspire others to jump in their car and go on an adventure through the Moreton Bay Hinterland.

Below are some of the creatives Danielle recommends you visit:

Art House on the Hill gallery and workshop

“Starting with Judy and Sheralyn, our talented crafters at the Art House on the Hill show us that it is never too late to try something new,” Danielle says.

“They found their creative selves with liquid pouring in lockdown.

“This is a craft that is as much fun as it is beautiful.”

You can find them at 36 Roderick Street, Dayboro.

Dayboro Craft Princess Lisa Hobbs

“Lisa is a creative with an academic background and who is also doing a PHD in arts-based research,” Danielle says.

“Lisa loves the freedom to play and poke around with different things and in different moods.

“It’s about exploring the idea of living creatively and finding out what works for you.”

You can find a workshop hosted by Lisa here.

Nigindi Gallery

“For the echo conscious, Woodford reveals the magic that is the Nigindi Gallery,” Danielle says.

“The creative upcycling Queen Carol turns recycled materials into stunning sculptures, furniture and mosaics.

“Carol discovered her creative side after illness forced her out of the workforce, and her creative genius evolved through experimentation.”

For more information, visit the Nigindi Gallery link on the Tawny Trails website.

Sandy Skinner Studio

“For those not knowing where to start, or wanting a more profound, more ephemeral connection with creativity, Sandy Skinners Studio is the place to be,” Dannielle explains.

“Sandy can guide you on how to create from a place within.

“Here you can connect and express your mood and emotions and create something that is truly an expression of you.”

For more information, visit the Sandy Skinner Studio link on the Tawny Trails website.

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