** Shop names are so important and personal; where did you get yours from?
I'm new to selling my items and it is fantastic when someone likes or admires your work so this does help motivate you to create something new. I find creating something really relaxing and calming and it gives me a great sense of pride and self fulfillment. I really 'itch' to make something new so I think the motivation is very intrinsic at the moment. I hope that as I get more successful, I might get some custom orders!
** Do you see you art and shop as a reflection of yourself; your soul?
** Where has this artistic journey taken you so far?
I'm at the very beginning of my journey - I think you need to come back to me in a couple of years and maybe I'll be a bit further along this path but it has proved to me that I am capable of doing something creative and also, that I might be able to set up my own business and earn a second income from my own creativity. I a long way from that yet but I think the future holds some good things for me and SarahMaiDesigns.
** Does Art enhance your life?
Without a doubt - looking around for inspiration helps you to see the beauty all around you, something you might not notice otherwise. On a dirty winter's evening, it is heartening to create something at your kitchen table that is beautiful - it cheeers you up.
Take a chance! If you live life afraid to take a risk you will never try anything new. You might surprise yourself at what you are able to do when you take that chance no matter how small it is!
** How important is feedback to you?
Feedback is really really important to me. While I want to create my own brand and designs, I also want to sell my items and to have this as a sucessful business so any feedback is important as it will hopefully help me to create and design even more desirable items.
** Dogs or Cats?
Neither - not a pet person at all but my sister has a lovely rescue dog called Cosi!
What a gorgeous photo of the lady herself!
Details of where you can find out more about Sarah Mai Designs
blog (had a blog disaster over Christmas but starting Monday 9th January Sarah's back in the saddle.)
any shops you are in/markets you take part in? : Part of my 2012 ambitions so watch out!
**** Giveaway Time ****
1 - Go Sarah's Shop - where are three pairs of earrings that are £9.39/ €11, one pair of which will go to our winner!
2 - Leave a comment on the SarahMaiDesigns Facebook Page letting us know that pair you like most :)
3 - add in your email address so we can get hold of you!
4 - THURSDAY I shall pick a winner out of my hat and they shall be gifted with the beauties of their choice