Kate’s story: Day 188

Kate’s story: Day 188

Kate Hughes, Founder of Finger & Thumbs Specialising in handmade personalised gifts such as silver fingerprint jewellery, 3D casts and ceramic handprints I live and breathe anything associated with art and design; when I’m creating something, it’s the best feeling...
Louise’s story: Day 181

Louise’s story: Day 181

Louise Barson, Founder of Louise Barson Art A watercolour, acrylic and mixed media artist working across a wide range of themes Resilient is my middle name. My story isn’t intended to court sympathy, but to deliver the message that no matter what life throws at us,...
Sally’s story: Day 65

Sally’s story: Day 65

Sally Rhodes, Founder of Miss Rhodes Designs An artist and designer creating hand-painted customised artwork on shoes and accessories My love affair with shoes started when I was 15. Sitting on the bus next to my friend – some money in my purse – I felt grown-up as I...
Julie’s story: Day 59

Julie’s story: Day 59

Julie Wrathall, Founder of Arty Heaven A UK artist specialising in painting with hot wax  If you’ve heard of encaustic wax painting, then you’re in a minority! It’s a ‘thing’ in the States and Canada, but not commonly known of here in the UK. The very first example I...
Leigh’s story: Day 40

Leigh’s story: Day 40

Leigh Shenton, Founder of The Creative Visionary Helping artists create kickass personal brands and connect with their ideal collectors I was born in South Africa in the sixties, so I’m a real hippy at heart! Aged 17, I met the love of my life, Michael. We settled in...