This week I've done something different... It's been just over 3 years since I've been running my art business and I know how much hard work it took me to get where I am now. It's not easy and if someone is telling you that things just happened effortlessly they are probably BSing you or they spend a lot of money on marketing & advertising (even if they make out as if it all happened by itself)...
I've been blessed with most supportive and ace customers and although 2020 has had it's challenges (quite frankly I don't remember ever working so hard) I've been doing very well and I just feel that I 'm only getting started.
This week I've lend my platform to other artists, designers and creative women running their own indie businesses.
For a week other creative women were taking over my Instagram stories, chatting to you and showing you what they create.
If you've missed it - don't worry! All the videos are saved in my Instagram highlights so you can go back and watch them again.
Here is a thing: I'm not the only one who is missing Christmas Markets this year! So here is a virtual one for you. Enjoy!
Hi, I'm Emma, the artist behind Wilful Ink.
Wilful Ink is an illustrated interior brand.
The artwork is all focused on the strange magic in nature.
Expect bioluminescent mushrooms, deep sea fish and fireflies, to ignite some sorcery in your home!
Natural materials such as cotton and silk are used. All products are made in the UK.
website: Wilful Ink creates tropical wallpaper and homewares
Instagram: Wilful Ink (@wilfulink) • Instagram photos and videos
BEV G STAR
Hi, my name is bev.g.star and I am an artist and tutorial workshop host from Somerset.
I encourage people to tap into their creativity to unlock their creative licenses.
By giving people the inspiration and tools to be creative, I empower them to find their own sense of creative curiosity.
Instagram: human bev (@bev.g.star) • Instagram photos and videos
Yvette Miller is an abstract artist based in London. Working mainly in acrylic paint her work is bold and demands attention. She believes that your home should be a place where your story can be told freely. The art that you choose for your walls should reflect who you are, and the life that you live. That's why most of the paintings created by Yvette will be linked to real life experiences and human emotions that many of us can relate to, so that each shape, layer of paint and brushstroke is a story just waiting to be told.
Website: Yvette Miller Art
Instragram: Yvette Miller (@yvettemillerlondon) • Instagram photos and videos
THE STICH STYLIST
Vici Sinkinson @thestitchstylist is a self-taught embroidery artist who has produced a unique collection of hand embroidered female portraits. Each portrait focuses on embellished hair pieces and strong women. She loves folk stories and mythology. Her latest pieces have been inspired by Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.
Website: Hand embroidery, embroidery hoop art, portraits, textile art, wall art – The Stitch Stylist
Instagram: Vici Sinkinson -Embroidery Art (@thestitchstylist) • Instagram photos and videos
Evoqua Candles are an environmentally conscious and vegan candle company. Sisters, they design and hand pour every candle from their studio in Herefordshire. They use botanical wax and Essential and Natural oils to create a range of beautifully scented candles. Their products and packaging are recyclable, compostable, biodegradable or repurpose-able...making the perfect gift!
Website: Evoqua Candles | Luxury & Vegan Friendly
Instagram: EVOQUA CANDLES-ANDIE & JANETTE (@evoquacandles) • Instagram photos and videos
Viv Yapp is a designer/maker who creates handcrafted homeware products in her studio in Bristol. She uses jesmonite to make sustainable items such as jewellery trays, mini plant pots, ring cones and other home storage pieces that bring life and colour to people’s spaces, designed to last a lifetime.
Website: Viv Yapp
Instagram: Viv Yapp 。handcrafted homeware (@vivyapp) • Instagram photos and videos
Henrietta’s Attic is designed to be a “home-from-home”, a colourful and relaxed environment, to showcase high quality, locally made products. We have handmade bits n’ bobs sourced from throughout Cheshire, ornaments to draw the eye, vases, framed art, more to discover with every glance. We also stock wall art of varying sizes from local artists and mirrors with ornate frames.Owner, Fee, AKA The Revamp Tramp is our Annie Sloan colour expert; she has a huge passion for painting, with a focus on furniture restoration. .
Website: Henriettas Attic
Instagram: Fiona 🎨🤔 (@henriettasattic13) • Instagram photos and videos
PULL & PIN
Hello, my name is Saj and I am a slow artist on a mission to help us to slow down and make time for our self care using creativity.
Using my signature slow stitching technique, I create meticulously handcrafted textile works for you and your home. I use an intuitive and organic method to create unique, one of a kind exquisite art. My work is the antithesis of today’s fast consumer culture and a visual celebration of a slower pace.
Website: PullandPin Home (myshopify.com)
Instagram: Saj Fareed (@pullandpin) • Instagram photos and videos
MACRAME BY AGI
Aga is a crochet artist and owner on Macrame by Aga.
Aga creates handmade and made to order handbags, macrame decor, wall hangings and pot hangings.
Website: Macrame by Agi by MacramebyAga on Etsy
Instagram: Agnieszka Macrame by Agi (@agi.home) • Instagram photos and videos
TITTY & COCK POTS
Pots created to promote body positivity, all handmade with love and can be completely personalised ✨
Durning lockdown Sam was working in a busy Intensive care unit, and suffered with anxiety which ended in having to take time off work, making the pots helped her focus she loves nothing more than chatting with new people, the pots are fun, quirky and unique and make a great little feature in the home
Website: Homemade boob positivity pots ️️ by TittyCockpots on Etsy
Instagram: The Titty & Cock pots (@the_tittyandcockpots_) • Instagram photos and videos
LEILA VIBERT STOKES
Headline - Magical sustainable homewares, for maximalists and eternal optimists.
Fascinated by nature's innate flair for the dramatic, Leila magics up each fantasy design from her studio in East London, creating exuberant and joyful pieces that will transport you to faraway lands, helping you turn your home into your own wonderland.
I am also offering free shipping (yup, international also!) until the 23rd with code FLYAWAY
Website: All Products – Leila Vibert-Stokes (leila-vibert-stokes.com)
Instagram: Leila Vibert-Stokes 🌴🎨 (@leila.vibert.stokes) • Instagram photos and videos
SARAH LOVES TO SEW
Sarah Trevelyan is a creatrix who founded Sarah Loves To Sew and sells her handmade gifts, products and sewing kits, including the children's Ladybug Pincushion Sewing Kit which appeared on How To Spend Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield and is also available at the artisan shop We Make Bristol. She also curates monthly sewing project boxes that get delivered to your doorstep with online coaching with her Beginner Sewing Boxes subscription business.
Instagram: SarahLovesToSew (@sarahlovestosewshop) • Instagram photos and videos
VINTAGE CHIC BY NANCY
Hi I’m Nancy. I set up my Etsy shop a couple of months ago whilst on furlough
I’ve always loved quirky things and accessories so what better to do than make cushion covers!
I source gorgeous, luxury velvets and cottons, with quirky designs,
and pick trims such as pom-poms and fringing that will give them a unique look
I am happy to take commissions and can also make curtains, duvets and pillows on request
Website: Beautiful cushion covers made using by VintageNChicByNancy on Etsy
Instagram: Nancy C (@nancysvictorianterrace) • Instagram photos and videos
JUSTE NATURE BY STINA
Juste Nature creates beautiful preservatives and cruelty-free natural skincare using sustainably sourced and natural ingredients.
Handmade with love in small batches in London.
Our aim is to reduce single-use plastic and harmful chemicals inherent to daily skincare products.
We care for the legacy we leave behind and how we can have a positive impact on our environment by buying responsibly as well as ethically.