Do you do this as a hobby or as a small business?
I work full time in my small business and love every minute of it!
How did you start selling your work? Do you sell online or at markets/shops?
I started selling at the Young Designers Market as a member of the JSO Collective small business we started while at University in 2005. I then opened up an Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/MeekzContJewellery to test my products online and finally opened up my own website www.meekzcontemporaryjewellery.com.au to have full control of design, style and create my own templates.
How do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration from my surroundings, from nature, urban environment and my friends and family.
Describe a typical creative day? How do you balance your creativity with your everyday life/work?
Do you listen to music/tv/podcasts etc while creating?
I listen to the radio. Can’t watch Tv as I start watching it instead and podcasts I haven’t tried yet.
Do you have any advice for someone starting out in the creative world? Any tips that might help them?
Do you reduce, reuse, recycle as part of your creative process? If yes, how is your art/craft eco-friendly?
Do you have a favourite item to make?
Do you have a favourite quote?
I fell in love with this quote in my teenage years and have lived every day by it. I even have a tattoo on my back that says “Imagination is Knowledge”.
Where can we find you online/stockists (links etc)?
Whereabouts did you find out about BrisStyle?
How long ago did you become a member and what made you decide to join?
I joined while I was in Uni so between 2005 – 2009 again not sure on actual date sorry.
What do you think the Covid-19 situation has changed in your creative practice?
Covid-19 has definitely made it hard for my business. I can no longer attend markets or events to sell my jewellery, teach classes or speak at PD Talks.
I however have been able to continue selling online. Definitely nowhere near as much as I use to make at events, markets or workshops, but it’s something while I wait for Centrelink … my fingers are crossed.