And here it is. Hello Jenny and thank you so much for being this week's Monday Maker.
My Dad is incredible at creating things from his own designs, he builds outdoor rooms from recycled windows, outdoor showers, he can basically build anything and is a very creative person. They have both inspired me in different ways to be creative.
My grandmother taught me how to crochet at the age of about 7. She was a cool grandmother as she also taught me to play poker, with tooth picks as money, it still makes me laugh thinking about it.
l would make Christmas gifts for my family, pretty wonky potholders mainly. My dad also would take the time to teach me how to make my own wooden butter knives, cutting boards etc, which found their way into Christmas presents.
I basically loved doing things with my hands and creating little things from a very early age.
I love to watch things come to life, it really gives me a happy feeling.
So basically my work is colorful and mainly inspired by nature. The shape, the colours all play a big part, even in my daily life.
I find the process really calming.
Focusing internally on one little thing, and being very repetitive, is almost like meditating.
Most of the things l make can also be taken apart and recycled or reused for other things, if you get tired of them.
l also have a sunroom, which l love sitting in, on my old yellow vinyl, late 60's chairs, around my octagonal table. The space is so full of light and also very close to my yarn and other things l need.
Hopefully l will still feel happy and inspired in the next year or so and keep coming up with new things to make. But l will never stop being creative, making and creating makes me happy and challenges me in many ways, l love it!
I really like it. But I guess my typical creative day doesn't just last 9-5, it goes into the evening, weekends and pretty much anytime. I love that it's flexible and that l love doing it, l never feel bored.
But l also love many local Brisbane makers. Buying handmade is wonderful.
But you can find me on Instagram @jemthorsan_thorogami
and here www.facebook.com/thorogamibythor
Thank you so much for wanting share my journey
Well thank you so much Jenny, it's been lovely talking to you.