Craft Britannia Shop of The Week #44, ChanelledCreations
Our latest CraftBritannia Shop of the Week Ana creates colourful and uplifting art – find them in her shop ChanelledCreations. Today Ana talks to us about her work.
Describe your “typical” working day or week
I wake up and take 10-15m to manage my money and set an intention and action for the day. Have a shower, have breakfast and check my emails and see whether there are any orders and Readings. I take a walk, then work on any work related actions I have for the day. I have lunch at around 1pm and then perhaps go for another walk. I continue working on my actions for the day until 5 or 6pm. I also spend some time writing in my journal, meditating or practicing yoga. My days vary and each day is different depending on work and new projects, alongside events and collaborations. Sometimes if I am feeling inspired I may create a new piece of artwork.
When you are not doing Etsy related things, what are you doing?
I am mainly working in my Personal Development business, and that is being of service to others and helping people in a wider capacity.
What was the first piece you ever sold?
It was the Pathway Eco Greeting Card.
What advice would you give someone taking up your craft for the first time?
Enjoy the journey, let go and see what arises.
What material do you most enjoy working with?
Watercolor paper, new textures that I haven’t painted on before like used papers and cards.
If you could try a new craft, what would it be?
I would love to learn how to assemble flower bouquets.
Which piece of equipment would you be helpless without?
Tell us about what inspires and motivates you
Life, experience and nature are my main motivators because without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. I’m very grateful for this.
Tell us about one handmade item that you own and love
An artwork titled ‘Emerging Vibrance’ by Chrissy Foreman Cranitch
What plans do you have for your shop in the future?
At the moment my intention is to sell all my artwork this year.