How would your friends describe you in five words!!
Funny, quirky, prayerful, eclectic, creative
What's your daily routine when creating
Make sure the kids are well taken care of! Music, phone off the hook, no urgent appointments and a lovely cup of tea. Once time and space is set up, Paula will doodle with her black ink pen and Shelley will pull out all her fabric and get excited about a new project.
Shelley: Building a new house second time in a row!
Paula: Moving to Melbourne and establishing an illustration career.
What's your plan for 2011
Extending our range of products to include wrapping paper, cards and other paper goods. We also have discovered some lovely new craft markets and we want to be more involved with those. Shelley hopes to join Paula in Melbourne for a sister's crafty, creative week!
Did you ever consider other types of jobs
Shelley works as an educator at the Museum of Wellington, City and Sea
Where would you love to be right now and why
We would love to be with each other and our brother, Myles. He lives in Ireland so we would be there and be celebrating his birthday with him and having an Irish jig together.
What's your own favourite piece of work
Shelley: The Motherhood Dolls - based on the Madonna and baby icon. Carefully combined different fabrics, some vintage, some new and appliqued together to make this heart shaped doll. She is then embellished with wool, sequins, beads, pom-poms and embroidery. Paula: Any new artwork I am currently creating!
Any advice for Ziggy? The grass is not always greener on the other side!
Thank you Paula and Shelley - I’m hoping to be in Australia in the near future so I'll have to pop in and treat Paula to a cuppa (sorry Shelley - you too if you are there LOL!) and a wee piece of cake as appreciation for answering all my questions.
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