Welcome to my blog. I work full time and creating is my sanity. I like to use many different mediums and was a finalist in the Fire Mountain Beading Contest in 2008. I am a passionate blogger, and a promoter of handmade goodness.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Blogtoberfest Day 19 - Friday Friends - Australian Etsy Artists - Hungry Designs

Welcome lovely readers to day 19 of Blogtoberfest. Are you enjoying all of the wonderful interpretations in the Maddabling Photo Challenge? I am constantly amazed at the wonderful photos submitted each day - keep up the great work everyone! 

This week it is my great pleasure to introduce a new Friday Friend and Australian Etsy Artist - the incredibly talented artist Amanda Whitelaw of Hungry Designs. 
Amanda creates truly beautiful things, tiny pieces of wearable art, jewellery, home wares with artistic distinction...I feel that you may fall in love with these pieces just like I did...I want to share a few faves with you now. 
I really really heart this amazing Rainbow Girl Wall Clock
and as a bit of a hobbyist shutterbug, was so thrilled to win this cool Polaroid Camera Brooch in a giveaway by Jess of Epheriell and *bespoke* zine 
and for those who love Retro Pin-Up Girl Fashion, the perfect accessory can be found in this Rocket Girl Pin-Up Pocket Mirror. 
Dear readers, I will now let you drool over The Delicious Hungry Designs Menu, I hope you enjoy this virtual feast of colour and design that Amanda has prepared for you - see you all this evening for Day 7 in the Maddabling 14 Day Blogtoberfest Photo Challenge!
The Delicious Hungry Designs Menu
Who is Hungry Designs ? 
Hungry Designs is a small business based in the Greater Brisbane area that specialises in wearable art and accessories.  Every Hungry Designs product is handmade by myself and is hand drawn and digitally coloured by me.
How and When did your handmade/artistic journey begin ?
Hungry Designs began when I was studying Illustration + Printmaking at Art School in Scotland.  During my 4th year project I opted to focus on injustice and starvation, which lead to me screen print a set of tees under the fake fashion label "Hungry Designs".  
Once completing my Honours Degree, I carried on using the name Hungry Designs and about 3 years ago started introducing my own illustrations into my designs.  Now every Hungry Designs piece is entirely designed by myself and cannot be found anywhere else.
What inspires you ?
I am a massive comic book nerd and so it's safe to say that I am constantly inspired by comic books - especially modern American comics.  I am also inspired by fairy tales and children's stories.  Mostly, I think I am inspired by people who follow Hungry Designs and by my husband, Colin.  I encourage their feedback and thoughts and feel that this makes Hungry Designs a stronger business and allows me to create not just what I want but what my customers want also.  I know that without both Colin and customers, Hungry Designs wouldn't be what it is today.  
What mediums do you work with - do you have a favourite ?
I work primarily with pencil and paper.  These are then scanned in and digitally coloured on Photoshop.  I love my Wacom and know that I wouldn't be as efficient if it wasn't for this fancy piece of kit.  I'm very lucky to have Colin introduce me to digital colouring.  I was so apprehensive at first and actually refused to use a Wacom but now I cannot imagine working without it.
What kind of things do you make/create ?
I make and create anything that can incorporate my illustrations.  I want Hungry Designs to expand into as many things as it can and I love the fact that my illustrations and designs can be transferred onto so many surfaces and made into so many different products.  I would say that primarily my illustrations are created and made into brooches but then we have tea sets, cushions, cake stands, clocks...the list really does just go on and on!  
Do you have a favourite piece that you have made/created ?
I will always have a soft spot for my Little Umbrella Red design.  This was the first design that I completely sold out of.  She was actually just created on a whim and I wasn't very happy with the design.  Colin loved it, however, and this is why she was made into a brooch.  I will always love the Red Balloon Girl 2 Part Brooch though because she was the first brooch in the 2 Part Brooch set and thanks to the response she received I now have 6 designs in this collection with a further 2 on their way! 
What are your future plans/dreams/aspirations ?
At the moment I am busying myself with preparation for some massive markets and events that I am attending in November.  I have 8 new designs ready to be cut and they should be available soon.  I hope that in the near future I can release another 3D cameo design and that there will be even more designs to come.  I am working on a steam punk collection and after that there will be a jewel and crystal collection which I am VERY excited about.  
Lovely readers : here is where you can find more about Hungry Designs 

buy lovely things here : 

store: www.hungrydesigns.com

become a follower of the hungry designs blog here:  blog.hungrydesigns.com

become a fan on facebook here:  www.facebook.com/hungrydesigns

enjoy gorgeous photos on instagram here: 


and catch sweet tweets on twitter here:  @hungrydesigns

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