Month of Love and Saint Valentines and cupid ♥ etc ..
This month I am honored to introduce you the person behind molMolly shop
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.
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.
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...
Thank you so much for sharing :)
It was so much fun talking to you !
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