Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Feature ~ Heinonen

Friday Feature is back after a long summer break, just in time for fall. Hopefully everyone had a fun and productive summer.  We are going to have a feature each week for the next few weeks and are starting off with Daisy Debelle's shop Heinonen. The shop name is her mother's family name and it is her way of staying in touch with her Finnish roots.

Happy Friday and do pop by to say hello to Daisy. She will have more products to add to her shop after mid October.

1. What is your Shop Name and URL ?

2. To which Etsy Teams do you belong?
San Francisco Bay Area

3. Please tell us about the items in your Etsy shop. What do you make? How did you learn your craft? What is involved in your creative process?
I am half French and half Finnish, having lived in Paris before moving to San Francisco in January. I am doing paintings and drawings but also ceramic and origami mobiles.

I studied painting in school and I also have a bachelor’s degree in history of art from the Sorbonne in Paris.

About my creative process, everything starts with a sketch. From there, it's draw, paint, cut, over and over again until I feel the art looks finished. I use some books and images to get inspirations, putting together memories and dreams that I see on the paper. Also traveling to different countries and see other cultures gives me a huge inspiration! I really love Asian art.

4. Tell us two (or more) other interesting things about you.
I just finishing a PhD thesis in Geography which I will defend in September. I am working on architecture in China and urban planning. I love mapping, I really like how the design rivers, building and study the shape of cities. Maps appeal to our pride, our sense of belonging, and our aspirations and to do this, they employ artistic motifs, devices and meanings.

5. Where else can we find out more about you and/or your creations?
My pinterest account:

6. What inspires your creations?
My travels around San Francisco, I try to leave the city every week-end and go into the wood or the coast where I collect wood, feather, stones. I am also attending a baby boy for July and these last couple of months I am focusing more on baby nursery decorations, like paintings, mobiles.

7. What crafting skill(s) do you wish you had or hope to learn someday?
I just start working with naturals materials, I will love to perfom my woodworking techniques. I already working with ceramic for home design but I want to develop more skills on sculpture for a complete experimentation.

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