We LOVE you! Thank you for sharing so many beautiful craft ideas with us - we’ve been gobbling them up this year. I think my favourite was the flower ice eggs at easter. What’s been your favourite for 2020?
The ice eggs were so fun- definitely was one of our favourites too!
Zaeli’s favourite craft was the nature printed clay magnets. Zaeli did every step by herself and was so fascinated with the entire process. My favourite craft would be the worry dolls, I just love making them for gifts especially during this crazy year.
Where do you get inspiration for your seemingly endless, incredible creative ideas? Is this a reflection of how you spent your time as a kid?
I did not grow up in a creative home with lots of arts and crafts. I was more interested in sports during my youth. But as I got older I realised my passion was art and after school studied a bachelor of visual arts and then worked for 10years as a visual arts technician. I think art skills can be taught but I believe that you are born with a creative soul. I feel like creatives see the world in a different way. My eyes are constantly looking for inspiration. Everything in my mind looks like a visual photo diary. It never stops, I am constantly creating visual ideas in my mind (you should see my endless list of creative ideas!!) My biggest inspiration is Mother Nature . The colours of a sunset, a flowering weed growing from a Suburban gutter, a vine growing over a fence, a bee flying from flower to flower, the rock pools at the beach, a rainbow emerging after the rain...I find immersing myself in nature always gets my creativity flowing .
What are the things you ALWAYS have on the ready in your craft box?
Besides the usual craft materials like paints, pencils, scissors etc .... I think the things we use most in our crafts are nature finds. My girls and I are forever foraging fallen leaves, wildflowers, sticks, feathers, gumnuts, shells etc.
A little hand sewing kit is essential.
I also love working with beeswax, air dry clay, vintage fabrics, wool felt, dried flowers, small crystals , vintage beads, twine, eco glitter.
(Op shops are always full of endless craft material possibilities !)