Archive for August, 2012

Interviews x 2

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Art By Wiley

Today I am lucky enough to be featured in the “interviews” section of Jodi’s Art by Wiley site!

Why am I so excited by this? Well, for one Jodi is an amazing artist herself (I would JUMP on the opportunity to do an art swap with her if the opportunity ever arose), and secondly I’ve been a fan of her interviews for a while. She has interviewed some of my favourite illustrators and crafters, and I’ve gained new favourites from there too.

Here’s a snippet of my interview:

“Nature is the biggest inspiration for me. I find it oddly alien, and that fascinates me! It’s such great irony that the very stuff that makes up this planet can still seem so freakish and unreal. Show me one of those BBC nature documentaries and I’m all astonishment… take me into the backyard and hand me a teensy seedpod and I’m just as enamoured, sit me in front of a hyper-coloured sunset and well…you can imagine, I pretty much turn into the “double rainbow” guy.”

For the rest click here!

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Balancing the Tide

Last month I was also interviewed by Molly from Balancing the Tide.

Molly and I have “known” each other online for quite some time, she is a writer, poet, exquisite photographer, and she owns quite a few pieces of my art. Since we first encountered one another we’ve since both had our first babies. Now she runs “Balancing the Tide“, a site dedicated to interviewing artistic mums, asking how their creative lives have changed since having children. “A LOT” is of course the answer… at least it is in my case.

Here’s a snippet:

“My art-making used to occupy half of the studio we have out the back of our house, but as I tried to squeeze small moments of art into the calm moments of each day, I moved my computer inside onto the kitchen table. This made a big difference, I could be a mum, and answer an email on the way to change a nappy.”

For the rest click here!

Many thanks to both Jodie and Molly.xx.