Some People Can be Creative
But Others Find Producing Creative Work Daunting
It is one thing to find original, creative product suitable for giving as gifts;
it is quite another thing to find an affordable range of creative product.
There are many reasons to give gifts. Family, friends and loved ones are usually the recipients at such special times as birthdays and Christmas.
Business people are also looking for that something ‘special’ to reward a good client or to make an impression on someone of influence. They are certainly not looking for mass produced items for these types of gifts. But regardless of how important the recipient may be to them, they still want the item to be affordable, not only for their own benefit, but because they do not want to embarrass the recipient either.
I am an artist and taught art for over 13 years at the National Gallery of Victoria. I get a great deal of pleasure from creating ‘wearable works of art’. We usually think of art work as something to be framed and hung on the wall – and I have done that too, having had 6 sell out exhibitions of my silk paintings. But I wanted the ordinary person to be able to wear with pride, an accessory, that was a real work of art.
I developed a range of silk scarves, where every single one is hand painted, ensuring that the finished work is original. Even if the design is based on one original drawing – the end results have to be distinctive by the very nature that they are executed by hand with free flowing colour.
On You Tube, there are a number of videos of me painting silk. You can view them by clicking on the link embedded in the video that you wish to see on the Videos page with the link below.