Audrey The Hatmobile

I am often asked why I travel and what happens in the classes. 

My answer usually is because I LOVE it. I like the open road, the birds and the landscape , the bright stars at night and the stars I see during the day in the people's eyes after a few hours into hatmaking .  The noise of nature and stillness as I sleep and when I wake.

Arrived at 1st destination  

Arrived at 1st destination  

When I arrive I usually find the hall where the workshop is held and pick up the key . Most places go out of their way to be helpful and friendly . Some have a thing or 2 too learn . Usually the unhappier a town is the more people try to be controlling and hit you with the book around your head .  

Workshop space for the next 2 days  

Workshop space for the next 2 days  

The unpacking takes a while as each hall has a different set up and I set up tables and chairs , empty the truck and set myself up for the night .

I usually stay 2 days in a place and pack up on the second day and drive to the next town which usually is between 1.5 hours and 3 hours away. I like to make it before sun down because of kangaroos. Once there I do all over again . The connection with people and their stories is pressures and I feel humbled and privileged of being let in for the moments in time we share.  

 

 Some towns get smaller and smaller as people sell up and move out 

Many shops are empty and up for sale in this town which must be hard for the locals  

Many shops are empty and up for sale in this town which must be hard for the locals  

And across the street a block of land and more in the Main Street . 

And across the street a block of land and more in the Main Street .