I have been in workshops the last couple of weekends where we, the participants of Art in the Heart, learned more about marketing ourselves, our work and our image, along with other factors that are important in selling our art. The workshops were wonderful and were more than helpful. One point of interest that was discussed yesterday was self confidence and as new and emerging artists, we tend to be lacking some. It was a great topic and I definitely could relate. I think we are all artists. We just need to find our art. The art that allows you to open up and speak through it.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ~Pablo Picasso

The workshops have made me analyze why I create, why I make what I do. Putting this into words is extremely difficult for me. I love creating pieces that you can use in your daily life. A mug that makes your morning tea or coffee more cheerful. A bowl that makes your ice cream disappear faster. A platter to showcase your favourite sushi. Pieces that make your day a little bit happier. I create, simply because I love to. I love being able to create pieces that someone might enjoy for many years to come. I think that when someone buys handmade, it finds a special place in their home and becomes a part of their lives. To me, this is such a special connection and am honoured to be a part of that.