Today our Words of Wisdom artwork comes from artist Rosy Nicholas…enjoy!
Describe a bit about yourself and your work?
I make accessories and props and draw some and print a bit. I guess I’m a maker, craft based stuff, it’s the only thing I’ve ever been good at so I didn’t have much choice. As it happens, I’m having a pretty good time. I’ve been freelancing in London since I graduated so I’ve made a lot of weird things and I’m lucky that I get to move around different disciplines easily and mix it up with nice people. One day I hope to work out how to make this into a proper job.
What are your words of wisdom and why?
It’s actually a Woody Allen quote. I pretty much agree with most things he says, we have a lot of similar opinions on life and more importantly death. I think with this particular quote I like it because as I get older I realise that it’s not so much how much talent you have but how hard you work and your enthusiasm for what you are doing. So if you show up, you’re in the mix and you are already more than half way there. It’s no good being the most talented person at home in your bedroom, you have to just make stuff and show it to people.
Who is your role-model?
I’ve always lusted after Celia Birtwell life in 1970s L.A. she has had a long and prolific career, making lots of beautiful things and having what looks like a great time on the way, with other opulent friends in the sun under a palm tree. But I admire anyone who works really hard, is good at what they love, has a strong character, honest, tries not to be a jerk to people AND manages to have a very fresh look at the same time. Good manners plus a strong look is always charming and desirable.
Lots of good things happening this summer with fellow W Project contributor Fred Butler, including some stuff for the Olympics and lots of headpiece making for the festival season. Next week I will mostly be making props for a Tim Walker shoot, always exciting and weird. Then in no time it will be fashion London Fashion Week again and time to design more shoes!
Launched in 2011 by Teo Connor and Loren Platt on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, the W Project celebrates women working across the creative industries through a lively mixture of events and activities. We aim to promote empowering role-models and help build a better creative community for the future.
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