Nano-N): short description of your "production"
Rodica-R): My name is Rodica, I’m Romanian and I’ve been living in France for 5 years. I studied law, but ended up working as a graphic designer. I always loved creating, especially painting. For a few years now, I’ve been creating little clay houses and they bring me a lot of joy, especially when I know people enjoy them also. I like to paint too and I also create painted jewelry.
I love the days when I go to sleep and I can’t wait for the morning to come so I can start working on a project that I am excited about. Those days are the best!
N): What is creativity for you?
R): For me, creativity is an excuse to buy new art supplies! :) Kidding aside, thinking of new ideas and transform them into reality is a wonderful thing. Creative people make me happy.
N): What is handmade?
R): The main reason I love handmade is the idea that a lot of care and passion was put into creating something. Buying handmade is also a very personal experience, usually you get to know the person behind the object and that makes all the difference. I’m very happy the handmade movement is getting bigger and I’m thrilled to be a part of it!
N): From what and how does your project?
R): Everything starts with a lump of clay. I love sculpting it and giving it a shape. While I wait for the houses to dry, I start thinking about colors and how to combine them. I’m very inspired by the seasons in my use of color. Sometimes it’s a very fast process, sometimes it’s very slow and I keep changing things until I am satisfied with the result. I usually work very slowly, it takes me a lot of time from the moment I sculpt a house, paint it and finally varnish it, but I enjoy every moment.