Where do you work from Wendy?
I work from home (Sydeny, Australia), I have a little studio in our terrace house which is bursting at the seams!
Where do you take your inspiration from? Your work has a nostalgic french ambiance about it, have you been to France or is it a long distance love affair?
My inspiration comes from so many sources, books, paintings, furnishings, antique and vintage ephemera. A beautiful font on a vintage button card can inspire a whole new range of designs.
I was born in England but I have not be fortunate enough to visit France. I love Europe, France in particular, the culture, the countryside, the architecture, history and of course the pastries and coffee!
It is my dream to oneday go and live in France for a while.
What are you wearing?
I am wearing summer clothes, cotton skirt and top, very feminine, I am not a jeans and t shirt person!
What are your favourite etsy shops?
My favourite etsy shops, so many to choose from. I love these
What is your favourite thing about being a creative person? And the worst? if there is one!
I love the freedom of working from home, I do not like routine very much. Being creative is wonderful, not just with work but in all areas of my life.
Our home eflects the ecclectic mix of creativity we all share.
My children have both just completed their studies in graphic design so we have a lot to share as a family.
Tabitha, my daughter has her own etsy shop and my son is my IT help, which I need quite often!
I think the worst part about being creative is you have to earn a living and that sometimes involves work that is not so much fun !
How do you spend your weekends?
Weekends are not always my own when I have a lot of work commitments but my husband and I love to go the local Farmers markets in Sydney, or visit flea markets, book shops and antique centres.
We also love to find a good French pastry shop for something delicious to eat and a bowl of good coffee.
Please describe your typical working day?
As I mentioned routine is not for me, but my day does seem to fall into some sort of regular pattern.
I have ME, a neurologial disease, of which the symptoms are often worst in the mornings, so I am a slow starter.
Emails are checked for sales and messages as I eat breakfast.
I usually venture to the Post Office later in the morning with parcels. It is only a 10 minute walk but the nerve damage in my legs makes walking a painful excercise.
My day then involves working on orders, and answering queries, I usually like to get down to some new design work in the afternoons and evenings.
I am often found working late into the night until exhaustion sends me off to bed!