I recently had an interview with wonderful Mackenzie Belcastro. We talk about my inspiration, my drive, childhood memories and many other topics.
I enjoy reading other artist’s interviews and stories about their journeys so I’m always very honoured and humbled when somebody shows an interest in mine.
Full interview link can be read here.
Even though my fist and ultimate inspiration is my daughter, my second one are books. Since i was a little child i was so much inspired by the books. All my crazy play ideas and very wild imagination came from various books i was reading or i was read to. I always loved the books with magical creatures and fairies or the ones that inspired adventures in nature and exploration of any kind. I used to copy images from my favourite books and even make my own picture books and encyclopedias when i was only ten years old. My own diaries were always full of sketches of what i was feeling or experiencing as words didn’t always come naturally to me as pictures did.
My biggest dream when i was little was to have a library of my own in a little room in the home where i live. That room would be just books and one comfy sofa. Still didn’t reach that goal but my shells are overflowed with books and i am always in lack of more space for them.
Here I put a small bunch of my current favourites and ones that i go to when i dry up with ideas or i get stuck in my creative flow, or just for pure pleasure and joy of reading and looking at the beautiful illustrations.
Backyard Fairies by Phoebe Wahl
Home by Carson Ellis
Everything You Need for a Treehouse by Carter Higgins
The Story of the Root Children by Sibylle von Olfers
Goodnight Time Tales by Molly Brett
Thumbelina by Tenggren
Oh What a Busy Day by Gyo Fujikawa
A Year Around the Great Oak by Gerda Muller
Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow