Featured Interview – Slugs & Snails
Meet: Louise of
Slugs and Snails
How long have you been making your work and how did it all begin?
I have been crafting since I was a child and I have always had some sort of craft on the go. I like trying new crafts / artforms and have dabbled in sewing, wet felting, photography, painting, jewellery making, mixed media, knitting and my latest obsession crocheting…
What processes & techniques do you use in your work?
My work is anything artistic. In my Folksy shop you can find paintings, felted bowls and jewellery to mention a few. I like learning new skills and developing my own unique style.
What are you inspired by?
I find inspiration in the things around me, whether it be a colours, nature or life. Art is life. Life is beautiful!
Do you have a work space or studio? What is it like?
My studio is anywhere I can find some space. The dining room table for my mixed media paintings. The conservatory floor if I’m wet felting and my comfy chair in the living room if I’m crocheting. My dream studio is a sheppard’s hut at the bottom of the garden overlooking the fields and of course it would have a wood burning stove installed for making cups of Chai.
Where can people buy your work?
Online at Folksy.
How do you promote your work?
I wish I could say that I spend time promoting my shop, but the truth is I don’t.
What goals do you have for the future?
I would love to sell more online and do craft fairs.
What advice would you offer to someone thinking about turning their craft/art into a business?
I’m not sure I’m the most qualified person to answer that as I run my shop as a little side line. BUT…. follow your heart and take the plunge.
A few of your favourites (just for fun)….
Colour: Pink or purple
Person: My son
Food: Organic and fair-trade chocolate
Thank you for sharing your work with us Louise, I love the colour and energy from your mixed media pieces!