Name, Location, Occupation
Jewelry Designer and Floral Stylist of Considerthewldflwers
Please describe your workspace:
I work out of a community space called Fort Houston. It is a big warehouse with a lot of makers. We have a wood shop, a print shop, a darkroom, a bike shop (motorcycle) and a photo room. The makers range from woodworkers to metal smith and we each rent out a 6 x 6 space with a desk in a warehouse.
What has been your most rewarding project to date?
My most rewarding project was probably going to Brooklyn in New York for the Renegade Craft Fair. I absolutely love New York and I loved being there right before Christmas. The fair was in November and I had no idea what to expect. 2 of my friends joined me and my mom and aunt came last minute and met us in Brooklyn. I will never forget the trip and how freezing cold we were. The fair itself was in a beautiful old bank called Skylight One Hanson. Some vendors set up right in front of the old teller booths and it was such a beautifully curated fair.
Who are you inspired by?
I am inspired by so many different types of creatives. One of my favorite brands Everlane has a simple design style. They are comfortable, affordable and minimal. I am inspired by brands like Everlane because I want to design something I would wear and something I could afford. Besides being inspired by a natural aesthetic in other brands, I always dig for a deeper inspiration than something materialistic. Part of the idea of considerthewldflwrs is that we would be able to discover wild beauty, meaning encourage people to find beauty where it already is. There is so much beauty in simplicity, but sometimes it just gets overlooked.
Has there been a defining moment or turning point when you realized what you wanted to do for a living?
When I finally decided I was going to just dive in, that is when it really turned around for me. That is actually how the next collection was inspired. It is all about taking a courageous leap of faith.
What do you think is the most difficult aspect of your work?
The most difficult aspect is knowing whats to come. As a designer, you have to keep it interesting, and as a business owner I know it can't be all over the place.
What are you reading at the moment?
I am currently reading a book called God Meets Girl. I graduated as a Religion in the Arts major so I am fascinated by stories of artists talking about their connection with God in their work and in their creations.
What websites do you visit for inspiration?
I love pinterest. I would be lying if I said I read blogs, but I respect people that do. I love it when my friends share their favorite blog posts with me.
What are your simplest daily pleasures?
I love living in Nashville because it has become such a small town. My daily pleasures include seeing friendly faces at coffee shops, obsessing over good restaurants with my boyfriend and taking too many pictures of my cat. Being in such a creative community just fuels my ability to see things as art. I see art every day.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
In ten years I feel like my happiness will be maximized. I would love to have a family. I already feel so blessed to wake up and enjoy making things and would love to continue that for as long as I can. As a designer I want to constantly learn, grow and evolve in style. Considerthewldflwrs jewelry isn't the only plan for the company, but I would love for it to grow and really impact the culture buying into it now.