Fantastic news for fantasy artist

A South Frankston-based businesswoman has been named a finalist in the 2017 AusMumpreneur Awards.

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Kelly McDonald owns Garden Babies Fairy Art, a whimsical fantasy photography studio specialising in artistic children’s portraits, and has been selected as a finalist in the awards’ Handmade Business category.

Kelly has based her career on magic, faeries, art and a love of working with children. She has a diploma in child care, worked in many kinders around Victoria before starting Garden Babies, and was quite well known around Melbourne as the Magical Faerie Crystal, providing magic and storytelling at kindergartens, corporate events and birthday parties for the past 20 years.

“When I was gifted a beautiful baby girl at 40 and had to go back to work, I said to my husband, ‘I have an idea, I just don’t know if people will like it - I want to mix my magic and storytelling with my art but make it as much about the process as the final artwork’. People liked it. That was almost exactly three years ago and I can only see my business growing from here.”

The AusMumpreneur Awards celebrate and recognise Australian mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The 2017 award-winners will be announced in Sydney on August 25.  Read more about the awards at



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