Thursday, February 9, 2012

Crafting space - molMolly

February !

Month of Love and Saint Valentines and cupid  ♥ etc .. 
This month I am honored to introduce you the person behind molMolly shop

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  I asked her, "tell me few words about yourself
and this what she came up with ;) 

I am a painter - and a long, long time ago I finished my studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. Thankfully I have forgotten everything I learned. :-)
Actually I have supported myself through my art my whole life, and have mostly worked as a freelancer. I somehow managed to work for wages for only a few short years which were interesting years, because I worked in a theatre and got acquainted with large scenery and tons of interesting people.
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I am also a scenic and costume designer - but for the last few years I have preferred to work with small independent and "young" theaters rather then large institutional ones.
Sometimes I do workshops for kids and young adults, which I enjoy tremendously provided the kids are not mine and the workshops don't last longer then three hours...
I also do some design work - I make posters (most often theatrical), illustrations for book and book covers.
I have an adult son and five cats, but other then that I am normal.
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1.What kinds of crafts do you do?

My main daily occupation is painting - on whatever, but mostly on paper. I also paint on old boards, pieces of wall, fabric - I like to experiment with different materials. I'm crazy about recycling, I collect everything that may lend itself to being painted, or could be transformed in a different manner and the workshops I lead are often centered around the creative reworking of various leftovers.

2.Where do you create your works? 

I try to work in my tiny workshop, unfortunately most often my workshop becomes storage and is so messy, that practically - I work in the entire house (in the summer it's most pleasant to work on my terrace) which means a mess everywhere.

3.What (if anything) in your workspace inspires you? 

If I can get to the table top in my workshop and make a small section of empty space on it - it's very inspiring.

4. What kind of materials, tools do you use most often? How do you store them? 

I use everything and find everything useful - mostly it's paper and watercolors, but I also like to sew, crochet, glue, whittle, cut out, and string beads....
Storing everything is very hard, most often I store my treasures in ever growing stacks. My whole house is covered in Very Important Mountains of Everything and I don't let others touch them.


Luckily I have concerned friends, who march into action from time to time and despite my protests, clean up.

5. How do you organize your workspace? Do you have any organization tip/tool/tricks that can help others improve their workspace? 

Organization is not my favorite word.
But I try, really try - to sort, place in cartons, file folders, jars, label everything so it won't get lost, sadly - after each clean-up I have to look harder to find things, so I can't really give any advice, I could harm instead of helping! 

One thing I know for sure - guard your paintbrush rinsing jars full of water from the cats.

6. What is the one favourite thing in your craft room?

Even if I had a favorite thing - I probably would not be able to find it.

7. If you could change one thing in your craft room what would it be?

Space - that is the thing I need the most - if I could I would enlarge my workshop by several square meters...

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Thank you so much for sharing :)
It was so much fun talking to you !

And now take a look into molMolly Etsy shop:

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  1. Love Molly's work :) In fact, I know Molly in person and she's incredible person!

  2. The great Molly's art I admire almost from the beginning of my existence on Etsy.
    Nice to see you, Molly :)

  3. Wonderful art and very interesting interview !

  4. I love Molly's work :)
    Keep doing your awesome art!

  5. Uwielbiam Twoje prace Molly :)

  6. Great great great ha ha to takie fajne jak można komuś zajrzeć trochę w gary. Bardzo lubię mess, szczególnie art mess he he Muszę się koniecznie do Ciebie kiedyś wprosić :D:D:D

  7. Tu się Anno tak nie ciesz :P bo my jeszcze wrócimy do rozmowy o zaglądaniu w Twoje gary łahahah

  8. awesome interview! thanks for sharing!!!!

  9. Love the interview. Very interesting! :-))

  10. What a great feature! I love the work from this artist! I just found a new favorite shop.

    I especially like what she said about the paint water from the cats. In my studio, my cat likes to eat the bristles! She has ruined so many of my brushes so I have to keep them hidden.

    I'm off to check out her shop now. Beautiful!


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