About My Process
There is something about the whirr of a sewing machine and the rhythmic motion of the needle that is meditative for me. The mixing of paint and applying even and smooth brush strokes is an act of relaxation for me. It’s my self care.
“Creativity is not my passion. It is who I am.”
I have always been a lover of the arts in all of its mediums. Whether creating for myself, my business or admiring the work of others, it all brings me joy. I love home decor and how easy it is to transform a space with a new set of curtains, a few throw pillows and a new piece of wall art.
When I see the work of fellow artisans, I often imagine them in their studios. Love, joy and passion spilling into each piece they create. I wonder what inspires them. How do they come up with their designs? I’m so curious how a piece comes to life from the initial concept to the finished product.
My inspiration comes from many places. I love to search for new and beautiful fabrics. The feel of the fabric and the patterns always gets my imagination going about what the fabric could become. I love dreaming up new creations and finding new ways to use fabric to create unique new pieces for my customers. I use the highest quality fabrics from amazing fabric designers.
My goal when I create is to craft pieces that are not just beautiful but also useful when possible. I want my pieces to suit all décor styles and tastes and that will be used for years to come.
The paint that I choose to use for my painted pieces is non VOC clay based paint from Vancouver Island. I always aim to support local suppliers when I can. The paint colours I use are mostly neutral c
colours that will look great in any home. I love experimenting with different finishing techniques that include layering, distressing and using various finishes such as clear coats and coloured waxes.
I enjoy connecting with people and the main way that I do that is through chatting with those who visit my booth at markets. I love helping them to pick out the perfect gift for a friend or to help them find pillows to go on their new couch. This connection often gives me inspiration for new ideas and is integral to my business and my work as an artisan.
"Creativity is the way is share my soul with the world"
~ Brene Brown