Today we’re flying to Norway! I am proud to present one of the most valuable and wonderful members from the European Street Team in Etsy. She is totally unique, a soft but bold soul who is always there to give us a good laugh or a good advice when needed. She makes wonderful felted clothes and accesories, as well as some home deco items. Her creations are both a piece of magic and charged with a lot of humor and bohemian flair.
She is clearly one with nature. A holland-born free soul living in the middle of Norway where she found her endless peace and luck. Let me introduce to you: IngerMaaike!
1. Tell us about yourself. Where do you come from? Where do you live?
I am IngerMaaike and there is not all that much to tell about me. I started out as a little egg fused with a little seed fused to form a little embryo. It grew into me, blond haired, green eyed. Not too tall not too short. Neither big nor particularly small either. Quite ordinary on the outside really. But my brain is a bit odd, it sees everything in images. I mean that literally. When someone talks to me it is all put into images right away. This is what is my inspiration, all these visuals that come in :)
2. How would you describe your style?
Intuitive, unexpected, vibrant, comfortable, slightly off beat.
Everything is my inspiration, anything I see gets stored for future usage. Often combined into somewhat odd combinations.
4. Has your art or craft affected your life? How?
Oh yes it has given me freedom, confidence, purpose a reason to be. Long it took me to find my way as I never fit into the standard format. I could not hold a job, always arguing with everyone. My mind does not work like the ones of people around me, I could never fit in. Now I am my own boss, I can do as I please and still make my own way.
Each newest thing I make is my new favorite.
6. What is the best reaction you have gotten from your items?
The best is very hard to pinpoint, but in general the friendships it has given me is positively the best overall thing for sure!
Colorful, unexpected, pigheaded, driven, obsessive
8. Favorite Color?, Music?, Season?, Place?
Green. Anything Finn brothers. All seasons. Home
Know your materials, how they work, why they work and experiment, do not be afraid to fail miserably. It is the best way to learn.
10. Share a wish with us.
I wish for everyone to smile more, smiling is so easy and it makes the world such a better place.
11. Apart from your Etsy shop, where else can we find you and your products?