Inspiration - Les Petits Bonheurs

SNAPSHOTImage of one of Kathleen Craig of ALTaeRs collection

I find inspiration everywhere, textile artists, jewelers, weavers, book makers, sculptors, embroiderers, musicians, mixed media artists, potters, photographers, filmmakers and doll makers...I know I'm forgetting some!

More recently I find myself naturally drawn to those that collect and create from found treasures, be it little pieces of antique textile, or religious medals, fragments of falling apart flapper dresses and torn old paper - it all nurtures my spirit to discover kindred spirits, breathing life and love into old notions.

Often when I discover a new artists work, I seek to find out more about them, their process, and their inspirations, where they do their making.  I reached out to a few of my favourite creative people around the world hoping they might take a leap and allow me to ask them a few questions about themselves and I am thrilled that so many of them have responded and chosen to open up their beautiful worlds for a new blog series called 'Les Petits Bonheurs'.

This week I will be sharing the creative world of Kathleen Craig of ALTaeR, who makes beautiful assembly jewellery incorporating antique textiles and found objects.