Designer Diaries: Hanneke Suppy

This week we have a special treat! Not only do we have an awesome artist interview with Hanneke Supply, but later this week she will also be giving us an inside look at her studio.  So make sure you watch this space!

Can you tell us a little about yourself and what you do?

I’m Hanneke Supply and I’m an artist.. for the last 15 years I have been making sand, snow and Ice sculptures… 3 years ago I have started drawing for fun, to expand my artistic skills.. but now I’m hooked.. now I can not imagine a life without drawing or illustrating.. Now I make patterns, illustrations, and paintings…. and I believe I will only keep on expanding my skills for the rest of my life...

When did you discover your passion?

3 years ago when I started a blog with one drawing a day.. I wasn’t a big drawer at all before that.. but I can not imagine a life without anymore..

What made you turn your passion into a career choice versus just a hobby?

I have been self employed for the last 10 years doing sand snow and ice sculptures, so it feels like a logical career-move to expand my skills and do more illustrative work in other materials.

How do you stay motivated?

I think it’s not a matter of staying motivated… there is now way around it for me.. making art has become like breathing, I can’t do without…

Can you share a little about your design process?

I always have a notebook or sketchbook with me. Whenever I have Ideas I write or scribble them down…Later when I’m in my studio I work on them… When I feel like I’m almost there very often I let the piece rest for a while and come back to it a day later or so…Till I really feel it’s there to stay :-)

What is your favorite part about having a creative business?

Living a dream, creating is one of the most beautiful things in life for me.. I can not imagine living without

What are some of the biggest challenges you have faced in your career and how have you overcome them?

Bringing   my artworks out in the world, it makes me feel so vulnerable..I think a way to overcome it is just doing it on a daily basis.. and who knows you may find out that there’s a lot of people that like what you make :-)

What advice would you give to aspiring designers looking to build a successful creative business?

Never give up.. there’s a time and place for everybody.. And I strongly believe it’s dogged does it! 

Whats next for your career?

Hopefully there’s a time and place for me to become more occupied with illustrating and making patterns than making sculptures..

Where can we find you on the web?

website/blog: www.hannekesupply.com

Instagram: @hannekesupply

Twitter: @hannekesupply

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanneke-Supply-art-and-illustration/231126580298922?ref=hl