Recently I discovered a wonderful shop on Etsy called Patchwork Family Art. The shop's owner has a heart for families, which is reflected beautifully in her artwork. Below Ruth-Mary shares a little about herself and her work:
|Mother & Baby|
• Please tell us a little about yourself
My name is Ruth-Mary and I'm wife to a wonderful husband and 3 beautiful daughters. I am a mum through overseas adoption, natural birth and foster care. I count my blessings every day!
I live in Sydney' northern beaches Australia. Apart from my creative business, currently I work one day a week in the preschool attached to my daughters school.
• What/who inspires you in your creative process?
I am inspired by motherhood and my love of vintage. I like to combine these into the things that I create. I use my vintage sheet stash as inspiration for beautiful flowers.
• What is your favourite thing to make / sell?
Painting, painting , painting- love it and feel a sense of loss if I know it will be a few days till I will have time to do it. I have lots more ideas than I have time to create so if hubbie and I get a night to relax in front of the tv, I sit there with my journals and scribble away.
• What’s your favourite item currently in your shop?
Wow I'm battling a bit with this one, but I guess I would probably pick " Bunny Prayers" as a sentimental favourite.
• What are your hobbies outside of crafting?
To be honest with a hubbie, 3 girls ( one with special needs), a job and my creative business I don't really get that much other hobby time. If I had more time free I would love to do more thrifting through vintage stores and markets which I love to do but don't often get the chance.
• If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go & why?
Head on over and visit Patchwork Family Art's shop - it can be found here or if you'd like to follow the blog, click here. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us Ruth-Mary, and I hope everyone has a fabulous week!