My very latest drawing, Mānuka, had its very first outing at Eat, Drink & Be Crafty 2017 yesterday. This drawing was inspired by my interest in Rongoā Māori (Traditional Māori healing), and will be the first in that series.
Or 'what I did in my holidays'
It’s hardly been the summeriest of summers in Wellington, NZ, but we have still managed to be very productive, here at Copper Catkin HQ.
Hung up on you
As a customer, I want to be able to pick things up and look at them without having to ask or open the packet - but I also want them to have cute packaging, that will protect them and make a nice gift. I want to be able to grab and go without waiting for packaging.
As the owner, I don't want to spend hours untangling loose earrings; I want the majority of my stock to be packaged and ready to hang. I want packaging that won't look foxed too quickly, and won't be damaged if there's a little drizzle.
One of these things is not like the other one
One of my personal quirks has always been which things should be matchy-matchy (cutlery and other homewares - I hate when my knife and fork are from different sets), and which things should be more eclectic. There are still rules, though; I need a unifying theme - for example, when I wear mismatched shoes, they both have to be sneakers, and the socks need to be from the same set (so that the thickness and fit isn't weirdly different).