kristiebanham

A handmade emporium of inspiring art & eclectic gifts

Forster, Australia · 33 Sales

kristiebanham

A handmade emporium of inspiring art & eclectic gifts

Forster, Australia 33 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Coco's Closet is a funny little place to live...
It is my happy place and our bricks and mortar store is located in the sunny coastal town of Forster on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia.
Shop 1/64 Wharf St.
Its home to my mixed media art- empowering and inspiring. I also make an eclectic array of Indie crafts, funky creations and beautiful things to make you smile.
You can see more of my art and offerings here....

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Cocos-Closet/185570474965
https://instagram.com/cocos_closet/

Announcement

Coco's Closet is a funny little place to live...
It is my happy place and our bricks and mortar store is located in the sunny coastal town of Forster on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia.
Shop 1/64 Wharf St.
Its home to my mixed media art- empowering and inspiring. I also make an eclectic array of Indie crafts, funky creations and beautiful things to make you smile.
You can see more of my art and offerings here....

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Cocos-Closet/185570474965
https://instagram.com/cocos_closet/

Kristie Banham

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Kristie Banham

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Coco's Closet... a funny little place to live. I hope my world inspires you, dares you to dream and makes you smile.

I make art. I own & operate Coco's Closet located Shop 1/64 Wharf st, Forster NSW Australia. It is my happy place, a funky store full of my creations & mixed media art & more.

“Once upon a time there lived a rather tall little girl.
she had teeth to grow into and hair that needed taming.
she loved to draw and draw
and paint and colour. she liked reading too
but drawing, that was her most fun thing to do.
Years past and she grew into her teeth
and found rockin’ product for that unruly hair but
best, best of all she got to draw and paint and colour everyday.
she filled sketch pads and books and journals.
she drew on walls (in her own house of course) and painted.
life was a rainbow of colour painted by
Her.
she laughed out loud.
Her life was good and fun.”


I have been an artist forever I have drawn, painted, sewn and created my whole life. I opened Coco's Closet in September 2009 originally as a funky little pop-up store to house my crafty creations, accessories and art in the old Chamber of Commerce building in the Main Street of Forster, a sunny little coastal town on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia.
I have been popped up ever since and I affectionately refer to Coco's as my happy place, I tend to hashtag that a lot. I am an indie artist who in the last 3 years has discovered the medium of mixed media and I paint and create with passion and intention most days.
I adore combining canvas, paint, paper, ink, glue and mess to transform it into art that I love. Tearing paper, glueing, drawing, painting, stamping, designing and layering to develop each canvas; my girls in my art are carefully structured and added. My art almost always carries words of encouragement, empowerment and inspiration on them. Almost like talking to myself through my art, these become little mantras for me to live by. My art and words first resonate with me and then they take on a life of their own as I share them at Coco's and now in my etsy store with you.
The walls of Coco's are adorned with my art and it is generally aimed at women, young and grown up women, I make art with purpose. Art that moves you. Art that speaks to your heart as it comes from mine.
Your journey into my world begins as soon as you enter Coco's, online or in person, gently inviting you to step inside, believe in yourself, create balance, do what you love......
Coco's has evolved over almost six years to be recognized by locals and visitors as a handmade haven, a welcoming happy place that is full of beautiful art that inspires to you to dream big, be kind, recognize the beauty that surrounds you and encourages you to live the life you imagine.
So, it's now time for my #happyplace to step onto the global stage, hello world here we come..... here you will find some of my original mixed media art and a beautiful array of my art on magnets, gift cards, kindness cards and wearable aluminum art cuffs. I am always making and creating so keep popping by.

that's me!! I hope my world inspires you, dares you to dream and makes you smile.

Shop members

  • Kristie Banham

    Owner

Production partners

  • a printing service

    Forster, NSW

    My printer works with me to produce archival quality limited edition prints of my original artworks.

  • a printing service

    San Francisco, CA

    I work with this independent company to produce top quality cards and magnets of my original artworks.

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