Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Artist in the Spotlight: Designs of the Heart

This week the BrisStyle team caught up with the lovely Sarah from Designs of the Heart. This is what she had to say:

How would you describe your work?
Over the years I have done so many different things, I have always loved making things even when I was a little girl. Lately I have been drawn to glass tiles and making magnets of all different shapes and sizes. I have worked with resin for a few years as I love the finish you can get with it. I do get bored easily so I need to keep trying new things.

How did your Etsy shop come into being?
It was sort of an accident really. I overheard someone talking about it at The Handmade Expo at Ipswich one month and went home to investigate as I had never heard of it. Then I was hooked. That was almost 2 years ago and I just love it.

Who or What inspires you?
I get inspired by so many things. Sometimes it's just a picture, or some little crafty thing I bought ages ago and just found again. I try and stop at craft markets when I see them. I love to look at what others are making, there seems to be no bounds to what you can create.

Can you describe your studio/work area?
My work area is chaotic, to say the least. I try so hard to keep it clean but I think I work better when there is stuff all around me. That way I know where everything is, if I clean up I'm sure to lose something.

What is your favourite thing in the shop at the moment?
At the moment I am really loving the new pocket mirrors, it's the latest thing, I think that's why. But my favourite magnets are the Paris ones. I don't know what it is but I really love the Eiffel Tower. My whole house seems to be French right now.

Do you have any other places that people can view/purchase your work?
I have actually just put some stock in my Made It store. It has been open for a while but I had done nothing with it. It's been going really well. Also, I love Twitter. After really putting some work into it about a year ago it really increased my sales. Love it!

Thank-you Sarah for taking the time to chat with us!


Hot Fudge said...

What a great post. I love the Eiffel Tower magnets - they make me feel quite nostalgic. Your work area is remarkably clean and well organised. If you really want to see chaos, I suggest a visit to Fudge Central, spookier than the Tower of Terror - just ask my grandchildren.

Sissy Sparrows said...

Lovely interview .... I really like your cool magnets!

dash robin said...

Sweet magnets and interview, xkate

Sarah said...

Thanks everyone and thanks for the great post. Not too sure about the well organised work space. My husband would disagree with that one.