Sunday, December 27, 2015

Creative Series : Studio Sandman





Creative Series Q&A with felt artist Studio Sandman


Creative Moxie: Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into creating your felted creations.
Studio Sandman: I am Lithuanian-born, currently studying opera directing in Berlin, Germany. I also create felted animals, baby crib mobiles and nursery decorations. I started felting already while attending high school and it stuck with me up until now. I used to travel a lot - still do - and needed a kind of work that I could always bring along with me. For a while I've also worked as a design consultant, but my own creations have always been the focus of my work.





CM: How do you come up with the design of your felted animals?
I take some wool and start felting. I never draw or sketch.

CM:What gets your creativity flowing?
Messages and letters from my customers telling what positive impact my creations had made to their family lives.

CM:What are your biggest challenges to selling your items and how do you overcome it?
Since I am a full-time student, the biggest challenge is meeting all the orders. Sadly, sometimes the only solution is to cancel some of them.



CM:What advice do you have for new artists?
Don't wait until you have inspiration - just start working and have patience. Through working you will eventually find what resonates with you and what people respond to.

CM:What can we expect from you in the future?
I will soon be launching DIY felting kits, so that's something to look for.

Learn more about Studio Sandman
- Etsy
- Flickr

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015 Color Trends

Rounding out the year with 2015 color trends provided by Shutterstock. By matching pixel data with image downloads, Shutterstock's data team have identified the latest trends in color and design for 2015.