a creative journey (part 10 in our series)
In our series on creative inspiration, the members of the Artisans Gallery team have explored their own roots of design - and shared their stories here on the blog.
The influences that sow our seeds are creativity seem to be everywhere - certain books have been pivotal, art teachers, parents, explorations of different media... and challenges and failures along the way too.
Today, in part 10 of our series, Eve from EvesLittleEarthlings tells us a little bit about what led her to her life of creating and crafting (and making the sweetest pieces out of repurposed wool!) Thank you, Eve.
(photo, above, and all that follow are from EvesLittleEarthlings)
"When I was little we had an encyclopedia set that included a craft book called Things to Make and Do. I was always trying to make things out of this book, but we never had pipe cleaners (I had no idea what these were) and the projects were a little simple, as I remember, but this book was one of my first inspirations. My mom sewed a lot of our clothes when I was growing up and I learned to sew and not be afraid of the sewing machine from her."
"In high school I became interested in pottery and devoted the next 15 or so years to that craft, working full time. I was often intimidated by the work of others and tried NOT to look or be influenced by what they did."
"Finally I landed back in the world of fabric. I am comfortable here, not intimidated anymore, realizing I have my niche and can expand it or keep doing more of the same - my decision. People will (hopefully) buy enough to keep me enthused."