Hiya! My title is Aniko! All of my life I knew that sooner or later I’m going to be a profitable artist, however many life circumstances tried to push me astray and tried to make me do different issues for a residing. My dad and mom at all times needed me to have a well-paid job and as a youngster I listened to them, though it was exhausting for me to reject my desires of simply being a free spirit and make lovely issues for others.
Over 6 years in the past I graduated as an inside designer and architect’s assistant and straight after that I moved to London, UK. I solely used my academic abilities throughout my research and I labored in a number of inside design and structure firms. It by no means fascinated me, in order quickly as I graduated, I by no means got here again to my main career. Ever!
Aside from portray and crafting, I had a craze about Photoshop and photograph manipulations, which I had practiced as a pastime since I used to be 14. Surprisingly, this actual pastime bought me my very first job in London and saved me employed for the following 5 years. Parallel to that I had established my little handmade crafting enterprise from dwelling and found polymer clay and sculpting. First as a pastime after which with far more skilled angle, sculpting in a short time took over my entire life and have become seen to different crafters in social media. Nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient to outlive on and even when I used to be already a World identified artist and had fairly an enormous following of my fellow crafters, it by no means mirrored on my pockets. I needed to be a “Boring Day Job woman” through the day and an artist within the evenings and weekends!
Then, in Could 2015 got here out a publish about my journals right here on . Literary in 1 day I gained hundreds and hundreds of recent likes, e-mails, questions, requests, interviews, reposts on different viral web sites and in 1-2 week’s time I used to be booked for the following 6 months upfront to make clay journals and jewellery for all these great individuals who noticed me on and appreciated my work.
I stop my day job in a Vogue Studio nearly immediately after this profitable publication and by no means appeared again. That is what I’ve been ready for all that point! I labored in a style studio as a photograph retoucher earlier than and chances are you’ll say that that is a tremendous job in itself, however all I can say is that my desires laid elsewhere… in making BEAUTIFUL and most significantly MEANINGFUL THINGS for different folks and provides my love and blessings to them this manner! You’ll be able to’t even think about how completely happy it makes me to obtain pictures of people that obtained my creations as a present, and to listen to tales of my purchasers who typically say that tears of happiness seem on their eyes after they unwrap their packages and uncover their ordered objects inside!
All the footage beneath are the artworks I made after promoted my artwork (2015 and early 2016, besides the frog and owl ones). I’m eternally grateful to group for giving me this opportunity. That is priceless! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Fox’s Household Journal
“Mom’s Love” journal was made for the Giraffe Conservation Organisation
I even made a tutorial on the way to make a journal like this your self.