I am really happy to announce the first featured artisan in TFL blog,
Go and say hello to the adorable girl behind these lovely creations, Pei Li.
--Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I have lots of interests and hobbies. Besides dollhouse miniatures, I love cross stitch, listening to music, watching movies, traveling, photography, jogging, cycling.
--Where does your inspiration come from?
I find inspiration in everyday life. Most of the things I create are things I love in real life. I find it easy to start from noticing the little things in my everyday ife. I also visit blogs of bakers, flower arrangement artists, and through their photos, I can always find something inspirational. I also browse through a lot of home décor magazines. I collect photos of things that inspires me.
--What would you like to do in the future?
I dream about being able to travel overseas to teach others how to make realistic dollhouse miniatures. That would be one of my dreams. Apart from that, I just live life as genuinely as I can everyday, and put in the best in whatever I choose to do in future.
--What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade has a special and important meaning to me all my life. Since I was a child, I have been surrounded by members of my family who, in some sort of way always handmade something. My grandmother was very good in sewing and so is my grand aunt. I still keep a quilt that is made by my grand aunt which I treasure a lot. My mother is also very good in handicrafts when she was much younger and I remember a blouse which she sewed beads on to make it a really unique piece that everyone complimented it whenever I wore it. I knew all the hard work and special touches that each handmade piece brings and till this way, I continue to bring that to all the work I do.
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I don’t know if I could exactly describe my creative process because I don’t have a fixed way of creating. Sometimes it’s a combination of inspirations that I’ve seen from photos somewhere, and from there I add my own personal touches to that in my mind. The actual end product might look quite different from what I imagine earlier on, as the creative process grows and transform during the process, but I usually embrace and go with the flow. There are also some days where I would put the work aside for a day to think about the next step. So the work process for each piece is always different.
--Tell us about a funny experience you had while working.
I can’t recall any funny experience truly, but I would say that whenever I get engrossed making a particular piece, I’m truly enjoying myself and there is an inexplicable sense of calm and happiness, and before I realize it, time has just flew by!
Don't you just love her?
Thanks so much Pei Li, for letting us know more about you!
You can go and...
visit her Shop : www.peiliminiatures.com
read her Blog : miniaturepatisseriechef.blogspot.com/
follow her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Pei-Lis-Dollhouse-Miniatures/66723639327
I hope that all of you are having a lovely Monday!