Torquay Twilight Markets open
WHILE studying the intricate artwork of Melea Lang it is obvious the Hervey Bay resident spends hours creating her masterpieces.
It is easy to picture her carefully selecting jewels, pearls and crystals for her spectacular necklaces.
It is also not a stretch to imagine Ms Lang sitting among piles of feathers, sequins and beads as she creates colourful oil and acrylic paintings.
Ms Lang cannot hide her obsession with creativity and her energy and passion for the treasures she has been making by hand for the past seven years.
“I love it,” she said yesterday.
“It keeps me going. I get inspired by the smallest thing.
“I have withdrawals if I’m not making something. I need to be creating all the time.”
Ms Lang not only creates jewellery and paintings but also delicate fascinators and hair clips, bouquets of faux flowers and ribbons and impressive fairy wings.
And they will all be on sale at tonight’s inaugural Torquay Twilight Markets outside Aquavue Cafe.
Ms Lang is looking forward to introducing more of her pieces to Hervey Bay after holding her first Fraser Coast stall at the Gatakers Bay markets earlier this year.
“It’s just a bit of trial and error,” she said.
The markets start at 4pm and Aquavue Cafe owner Larry Burch said there would be a women’s choir entertaining crowds along with two buskers.
The cafe will be open for gourmet fish and chips while the Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club will be putting on a sausage sizzle.
Other stalls will sell Asian home wares, wood craft, embroidery, massage, tarot card readings and beauty products.