Day 4 #marchmeetthemaker2020 @joannehawker
todays prompt is to talk about the details in your work. it is so hard to understand the process and number of hours it takes to produce the finished product. which is why #meetthemaker
is such a brilliant platform as is @craftfestival @exeteretsyteam.
go and meet your favourite designers. it is an incredible personal journey. turmoil and heart ache are often interwined in every brand when things are not going to plan. you are looking a years of development.
this picture is of my 'fosilissed plastic'. it's an original and innovative process that i have been working on for over a year. a moment of time captured through scraps of material sometimes naturally dyed, seed heads, salvaged single use materials. literally i could go on and on. i vefy often do.
there is a word among the marine biologists and conservationists called #plasticgalmorate. a material that now contains stones, molton plastic, seeds, etc etc.
this is my own version of impact jewellery incorporating the destructive waste of textiles and plastic with foraged beauty of nature.
life itself can be a beautiful waste and is plagued with moments of mental health. i live and breathe a sustainable life. trying to keep my mental health balanced by beach cleaning for plastic and getting some fresh air.
i am excited and apprehensive for the future. i feel i have only just developed my craft, but over the years i will perfect my processes.
this is my life now. my passion. if you have read this far thank you 😂. its an incredibly honour that this is my impact upon the world. at some point i will develop a cooperative workshop where we get together and make use of unwanted and found items. go for a walk and litter pick, craft and create. kids summer club during the holidays would be great. adult sessions too, where we can pass on and share our knowledge of craftmanship. watch this space @unittwelve @craftfestival