Tell us a little bit about your label (art) and what you do?
OmniFem is created by Emily and I (Diana). We love spirituality and art and we created OmniFem to combine the two to create something we love! OmniFem means the Omnipresence of the Divine Feminine, we feel this world needs a little more softness, self-love, colours and dance.
I love drawing mandalas and playing with colours, Emily loves experiencing with different media for her art, thus the felt crafted mandala.
What inspires your work?
Every product in OmniFem started with the intention for personal use, we only create what we want and what we love, so there is no limit to what we will create. Currently we have some sprays that help clear the mind and helps inspiring the soft side in people.
Another main focus of our work is mandala with colours and symbols – every mandala has a special meaning to us. I draw either digitally, with felt tip pens, watercolours or acrylic. Emily creates felt craft mandalas that can be used for home décor.
What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
We both have a corporate job and we are striving a balance between our art and our jobs, hopefully our passion can become our full-time job someday!
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
I think the most memorisable is how magical our sprays are (people discovered if they hold different intention when spraying it will have different effect), and the wonderful feedbacks on our mandala art, where people say brings them to tears and touched their hearts.
One thing you can’t live without?
Space for self-expression and feeling alive.
What gets you up in the morning?
A nice song, seductive voices, great brunch, a clear blue sky.
How would your best friend describe you in 3 words?
Crazy, creative, wild.
What is the next skill you want to learn?
The courage to experiment with more media for our art.
What is your dream project?
To craft sacred geometry pieces with colours and artworks that can touch people deeply in their hearts. Artworks that remind people of their inner child.
Favourite or most inspirational place in Sydney?
For me, it’s simply observing people on the street anywhere. It is inspiring to watch how different people are when you actually look, and how you can know something about strangers from small details. People’s stories and lives inspire us.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Don’t ask others for opinion. Ask yourself. How do you feel about this?
What advice would you give to new, aspiring Makers?
Be true to who you are. You can be scared of being seen, you can create secretly, but always have integrity in your work. Your work is an extension of yourself, and you wouldn’t want to change that for anyone else.
And most importantly, what would your ultimate karaoke song be?
Always a delight to sing Stand By Me. And doing impressions on You are so beautiful. To be frank we bust into songs any moment anywhere.
OmniFem in store now at Work-Shop Makery, 106 Oxford Street Darlinghurst NSW