Wednesday, 9 November 2011

I make. You smile.

Hello and welcome to OKIFOLKI's first blog post!



Who am I?


My name is Sally and I work full time at OKIFOLKI, my online shop, making and selling Handcrafted Happiness – gifts to refresh your spirit for everyone who wants to give or receive more happiness. 



Here I am feeling happy on my honeymoon this summer.


All of my products are inspired by and infused with my happy pagan spirit to add a touch of magic and are suitable for people of all faiths or no faith.

Mission – To share the happiness.


I specialise in paper and fabric crafts but am willing to give anything a go and enjoy experimenting with new media. I’m happy to take custom orders and so please contact me if you’d like something made especially for you. 




What am I doing here? 

Here on the blog I'm hoping to share my journey at OKIFOLKI with you. I'll be sharing some of the cool and interesting stuff that's out there - Art, Design and Craft related products, articles and pictures. 



Today's fantastic art is brought to you from http://drawceraptor.wordpress.com/  


Take the piece above for example. I came across this today via a Tweet from the people at http://www.behance.net/ and it impressed me straight away! Here is one talented Photoshop artist! I can only aspire.... 


I'll also keep you updated on the Wheel Of The Year, the Pagan way of celebrating our earth's seasons, and explaining how Paganism inspires me, my work and some other areas of my life - such as using herbal remedies. 


As my shop is just over a week old, I'm on a big stocking-up drive at the moment to ensure there'll be plenty for everyone to browse through. I'm aiming to make a gift for everyone and for every occasion so somewhere along the line you'll find exactly what you're looking for, either to make yourself or to buy from me.


Where am I going?

As well as informing you of my new items for sale, I'll be sharing some crafty secrets with you in the form of tutorials, so that you can learn how to create art and gifts for yourselves. There'll be some free digital downloads for you to use in your own projects and lots of ideas on how to spark your creative side.



No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive.                  John Cassavetes


ANYONE can make lovely things - you just need someone to show you how! In this day and age it's becoming increasingly important to save resources and make the most of what we have. This blog will help you do just that. Still doubtful about your creative abilities? .... I promise to share all my own mistakes and disasters (yes we all have them!) to prove that I'm human, and also because I believe it's much easier to learn from someone else's mistakes than to make them all on your own.


One of my papermaking disasters
 


What next?

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Hope to see you soon!

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