Creative Interview : Viv Sliwka aka Hen's Teeth
Me - Obsessive, Impulsive, Creative, Loving, Emotional
My friends - Arty farty, Likes a giggle, Means well, Loves coffee and wine, Loves dogs
This year creatively, has been fantastic. I finally worked up the courage to teach my own Workshops and I am so glad I did, as they have been such a pleasure to do. I also had the pleasure of having a stand at Selvedge Spring Fair, London. For 2013, I hope to teach more Workshops here in the UK and maybe abroad.
What I love most about what I do, is getting that excitement deep down in the pit of your stomach when you are inspired. You know, that feeling when you can’t wait to get started and enjoy every minute of the making process. The only downside, for me, is that I spend far too much time on the computer, staring at Pinterest etc.
In my portfolio, I am most happy with my Envelope Artworks. I thoroughly enjoy hunting for old envelopes and then creating a paper/textile collage with them, adding embroidery and paint details…love every minute of working these.
My ideal day, is to not have to go out and I have the entire day and evening to work.
|She Loves Her Dog|
I get a creative block regularly, but I have learnt to just keep at it and work through it. Sometimes tidying my workplace or looking at art can help get my mojo back.
Who influences you creatively
My influences are without question Julie Arkell, Jayne Lennard neither of whom have their own web presence. Another wonderfully creative being is Janet Boulton … I adore her work. The understated charm of her textile work is a pleasure to see.
|Julie Arkell : Tippy|
|Jayne Lennard : Princess And The Pea|
|Janet Boulton : Red Dresses|
My favourite place to work is my own studio. I am lucky enough to have a designated studio. It’s quiet, it looks out over my garden, everything in here is mine, all my ‘stuff’ influences my work and I love it.
I have no creative routine…I am a creative butterfly, flitting from one completed project to the other but with no system whatsoever.
I would love to take Pottery classes. I adore studio pottery and would be very happy making vessels.
Murgatroyd Hoots… I adore her quirky bunny and animal/bird makes.