Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Artist of the Week - Tania Welch

This weeks Artist of the Week is Tania Welch.  Tania's work is both refreshing and charming.  She creates hand-printed textiles and modern goods for the home and sells her work on Etsy at Indobay Inc..  Tania uses textile paints for her beautiful pillow covers, napkins and other textile items. For her ceramic work like these great mugs, she uses ceramic paints and for the wood items pigment and dye inks. 
"Oh so Poppy" Hand-illustrated 12 oz mugs
Simple Sentiments Wooden Eggs-Live Simply

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Tania now lives in Downtown, Orlando Florida.  She started seriously creating the indobay brand a year ago and loves it!  I have to say that I love it too.  I love the simple and refreshing designs on her work.

When I asked Tania about her creative process, she said, "I'm inspired by absolutely everything!! More ideas than I could even keep up with pop into my mind constantly. I usually will be inspired to create a particular design and then I think about which medium would look best with this design. For example, some designs look great on a pillow cover but don't look as great on napkins or on a mug. Does that make sense? Also, I am inspired by simple, thoughtful items that sometimes merely function as reminders of a simpler, slower, more thoughtful way of life. I am instinctively a nester and value creating a warm home. I strive to create items that also help bring that sense of warmth and the importance of HOME into your home."
Watermarked Moleskin Journal

If you'd like to read more about Tania and her artwork, visit her blog at indobay inc. One of the messages that I love that Tania portrays with her work is to provide "...a gentle reminder to embrace living a slower, more thoughtful life-where one can take pleasure in the simple, lovely moments..."  So, today why not slow down and take a look around you.  In honor of Tania's beautiful work, let us know what you noticed today that is simple and lovely.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day! Stacie


Me said...

Thank you so very much! Your wonderful feature did my little shop Proud! I am truly grateful for taking the time out of your day to support indobay inc and handmade.


Allison said...

Love the organic look and style of these designs~ Very beautiful work!... Nice feature!
Just the kind of look I'm always drawn to.
Thanks for sharing!

stacie said...

Tania, it was a pleasure!!

stacie said...

Allison, thought you would like Tania's beautiful work!