Tell us a little bit about your label (art) and what you do?
With Blossom Tree Designs I create a range of paper printables and ready made stationery items. I began by working primarily in the party world creating custom invitations and printable accessories while I was studying Graphic Design. Since then I have created across many mediums. Recently, I have designed a range of hand drawn art and graphic art that has made up my collection of stationery. This is something I have always wanted to do so I am very excited about this new direction. I hope to eventually include designs for textiles and ceramics for the home.
What inspires your work?
I am inspired by the simple things around me in my everyday and by the things that conjure a sense a nostalgia and hold sentimental value to myself and others. Things like my Grandmothers old sewing machine or my Grandfathers record and movie collection. Classic movies and anything from the 1940s – 1960s really inspire me. I really enjoy exploring all aspects of design from these eras. While it may not directly influence my work it provides me with the space to realise my next creative direction.
What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
I currently work as a freelance designer. For the past seven years I have worked in the costume and art departments for several children’s TV programs with Ambience Entertainment. I have also worked in hospitality, admin, childcare and education.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
The things that stick with me the most is the feedback from my customers, especially when I have created a custom item for them. I love receiving emails from my customers hearing about their event or why my designs have been so special to them.
One thing you can’t live without?
What gets you up in the morning?
How would your best friend describe you in 3 words?
Creative, Passionate (aka emotional!) and Generous.
What is the next skill you want to learn?
What is your dream project?
I would love to work on opening one little shop to sell my own range of Blossom Tree Designs Stationery – preferably in Paris or New York!
Favourite or most inspirational place in Sydney?
I love the Opera House and its surroundings – there is just something so perfect about its lines and curves. I also love the Art Gallery of NSW.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Stop thinking about it and just do it.
What advice would you give to new, aspiring Makers?
Haha, Stop thinking about it and just do it. There has never been a better time to be a creative person with a passion for making. Take the plunge, it is worth it.
And most importantly, what would your ultimate karaoke song be?
There is a long list but I must dedicate this 1950’s hit to a special lady (you know who you are)… Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream).
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