“The 3 things that make me happiest in the world: the summer, my family and the freedom my career gives me.”
“I decided to go after my dream, and that was to create art and work for myself. That was ten years ago, and I haven’t regretted it once. ”
You know that the person making them are following a dream. To me, nothing is greater than seeing someon doing what they love and I love selling to someone that loves what I make!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
In grade six I told me teacher I wanted to be an artist and he pretty much told me I'd be destitute and selling pencils on the street. So growing up I resisted any path that was too "artsy". In the end, I could't resist being one and now it is my career.
Who or what inspires you to do the work that you do? Why?
Artistically I'm inspired by my son, Oscar. I hold him at night and while he sleeps I think of how lucky I am to have him. My love for my own son inspires the art that I think other parents would relate to and would enjoy while they hold their children at night. From a business perspective, I am inspired by Stacey David from Love Fresh, someone who I've come to know through business. She runs a great brand and has been generous with encouragement for me as a small business owner. I adore her.