Name: Amy Blackwell
Location: Nottingham, UK
How about a brief introduction?
I’m a doodler, I’m based in Nottingham – where I live work and play. I’m currently addicted to crochet and drawing patterns with lots of little lines. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. I drink far too much tea and coffee. I love murder mysteries. I also collect childrens books – so if you’ve lost me in town I’m probably sat in the kids corner of a book shop oggling over the pretty pictures.
Who/what inspires you?
I’m a little obsessed with colours and colour schemes, thinking about different/new colours sometimes inspire whole new projects. I’m a huge fan of stories too, I love listening to dramas on the radio while I work – they tweak the imagination so I find them very inspirational.
What message would you like to send out about your work?
My work is lighthearted but sometimes a little sinister. All the characters live in my imagination and around 95% of them have secrets. A lot of the animals appear lost in thought – I have a habit of getting lost in the land of day dreams myself so perhaps that explains it.
What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
Getting up in the morning and doing what I want to do, making and selling art, before I head off to work. It makes me really happy to be sharing my drawings with other people. I still have a long way to go but I’m pleased to be where I am so far. As for a literal interpretation of that question: I’m currently in the middle of the biggest crochet project I’ve ever done. I’m mid way through making a blanket and it’s starting to take over the livingroom. So quite possibly the largest thing I’ve made.
Share a secret with us!
I’m really bad at remembering them.