Have you always been creative and what’s the earliest work you can remember creating?
I have always loved art of all kinds! My earliest memory is flower collecting and bouquet gathering when I was really little.
What's your studio like and how do you keep organised?
It is a complete mess when I am using it (ALL THE TIME). It gets a once a year purge/re-shuffling of things or tidied for a picture (*tidied=everything shoved in drawers or behind closet doors.) I would love a neater space but I can't throw out art supplies. I will look for something 10 years later!!!
Where do you look for inspiration?
Everywhere! Simple everyday objects take on a complexity when observed closely. I just grab whatever is around me and when I paint it, I am astounded by the detail that even the most simple things take on!
Whats in your pencil case / camera bag?
In my top drawer are packs of mechanical pencils, stamps, headphones, stickers, extra lead, a ricola cough drop, random beads, and a half painted rock. Boring, but true!
Any tips for someone suffering from creative block?
Change of scenery! Go outside and take a nature walk or go to a museum and distract your mind for a while. That or do what I like to call "craft cross training". Try a new hobby for a while and suddenly, the flood gates re-open!
Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?
I love embroidery, papercrafts (such as origami), light sewing, baking, reading, making home made cosmetics, and watching really good comedy.