Sunday, October 7, 2012

Featured Artist...Noa from DancingSeeds

This week's featured artist is Noa from DancingSeeds.  She makes lovely mobiles made from nature's treasures!  Please enjoy the interview and her creations.

1.Tell us as little or as much as you would like about yourself.
My name is Noa, I'm a young proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Zohar (3) and Eli (1.5)
My Partner for life Niri is a talented musician and we live in a small village in central Israel. 
Our house is surrounded by fields and every day We walk and collect nature treasures.

Waldorf inspired art mobile

2. What do you sell?
Art doll mobiles/ornaments made from anything natural that can be collected off the ground. I draw inspiration from the Waldorf way of thought.
You can either choose a pre selected model, or the option to tailor design your own characters from choosing the hair color, to the activity that they will do. This is what makes them magical and unique as it visually, almost photographically tells a story and can illustrate a character. 

3. Why handmade?
I believe that all handmade creation are very personal, the creator passes from the heart through the hands into the creation his own truth love and energy. I feel it is a great way to spread the world that I believe in.

4. Where does your inspiration to create come from and/or your inspiration in life?
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved and emerged myself in nature. I'd stray and wonder outdoors discovering natural treasures that exist within our beautiful world. From the fields to the mountains and beyond. I thought, how can I bring the innocent simplicity of the wild into my home environment and simultaneously into my life?. This question inspired me to create.

Waldorf inspired doll mobile mother and baby
5. Besides creating what else do you do? Do you have a full time job?
Quite recently my youngest daughter started going to a child minder.
Against all odds I decided to follow my heart and try to make a living creatively.
Recently opened the Etsy store and I hope for the best!!

6. When did you start thinking you were an artist?
I've always loved working with my hands, at very young age I loved to take old furniture from the warehouse and renew them. In recent years I have worked with semi precious stones, clay , wood and glass which enabled me to create everything from ornaments to tables and pottery. Over the past few years my interest and awareness of the necessity to recycle has grown extensively. I was first exposed to the ecological mobile from a wonderful man who lives in the north of Israel . 
The truth is that only in the last year I started to feel an artist

The Cello Player art doll mobile

7. Who has been most influential in your craft work? 
I draw inspiration from everywhere and everything. I am always watching, observing and dreaming!. Often when I am walking with my kids I Am constantly on the look out for interesting materials
I think the answer is nature.

The flute player
8. Where would you like to be in five years?
Always try to live the moment. When you think about it, traveling the world sound good!

9. Is there anything you'd like to try doing that you haven't done?
Now I'm so enjoying the creation, always working on new things.

10. Besides online where else do you sell?
In my small workshop in my house.








Ways to contact you:

email reis.noa@gmail.com

4 comments:

  1. Wow! These dolls are amazing and so charming. I can see that a lot of love goes into creating the pieces. I love the use of natural materials!

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  2. O wow, how lovely -- such adorable, rustic characters. Wonderful interview!

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  3. Oh wow these are amazing. She really is creative and it is a great interview :) You always find such unique sellers.

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