Glycosidic! This is what she has to tell us...
What are your creative inspirations? I love nature so I find this is often reflected in my work. My favourite things to make are flowers and butterflies.
How did you get started creating?
Do you have any other hobbies/interests/passions?I love snail mailing and gardening. Receiving and sending snail mail is so exciting! It takes thought and emotion to write a proper letter and it’s amazing that there are still people out there of my own age who like snail mail.
Ever since I was young, I’ve dreamt of having my own little garden, with flowers and veg. I still vaguely remember using a little plastic chair as a wheelbarrow and pretending to ‘harvest’ plastic fruits I had scattered on the house floor! There is a certain magic in planting a seed/cutting and then getting a lovely plant with flowers or fruit. It’s fantastic to have my own garden now; and enjoy my flowers and fruit/vegetables.
How long have you been on Etsy, and are you an Etsy addict? :)I’ve been on Etsy for slightly over a month. I must admit, I’ve never been this appreciative of handmade products before I arrived on Etsy. Being a seller just makes you realise how much effort you put into your products, and how rewarding a sale can be. So yes, I do enjoy spending my time on Etsy and helping out other handcrafters like me J However as a full time student with limited time and funds, I do have to balance this out with my studies.
How long have you been vegan/vegetarian? How does being veg play into the rest of your life?Having to cook for myself (when I was about 16) has been an eye-opener into the ethics of what we eat. I am a vegetarian simply because I feel better being so; and also for the following reasons:
Perhaps long ago, meat-eating may have been justified and helped us develop our human brains. But these days, all kinds of food are readily available so there is no food shortage. We also know more about nutrition, and how it is possible to live a vegetarian life without suffering malnutrition. For example, eating a mix of pulses and cereals ensures complete intake of all the essential amino acids.