I decided to join in with a challenge started by Joanne Hawker called March Meet The Maker.
It is more than just a challenge, it's about bringing a creative people from around the world together to showcase others what they do. March Meet The Maker also is about building each other up, making new connections, telling your small business story, growing your confidence and most importantly, it's about putting yourself out there.
I think it is a wonderful way for people to get to know a little bit about the people behind the art, design and creative products that they see online.
Day 1 Prompt YOU - introduce yourself, share a photo and tell a little bit about yourself.
Hello I am Kirsten the artist and designer behind Kirsten Katz Art & Design. I am an Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer and I also a small range of Home Decor products which I make myself. I live in Sydney Australia next to Bondi Beach. I am married to a jeweller and we have 4 grown up children, 3 sons and a daughter ranging in ages 28 - 21 years old ..... lol that makes me sound old!
I grew up studying ballet from the age of 4 and taught ballet until I was 28, then my family duties as well as our jewellery business took priorities in my life. I always did art in my own time and about 17 years ago I began embarking on a creative pathway doing paintings, block printing, mosaics, fabric collage, screen printing and I even studied Web Design and IT.
Through all this I found my love of prints and textile design so I applied to study Print and Textile Design at the Fashion Design Studio.
Fast forward another 5 years to 2018 and I will be exhibiting at my first International Trade Show in New York this May 20th - 22nd at Blueprint an independent boutique print show with other designers and studios from all around the world. And one last thing; that you most likely have noticed from my art is that I love flowers 💐 💕