Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Ingingerness - An Interview With A Crafty Parent

by Lindsay Law (follow)
Inspiration (2)      Interview (1)     
Have you ever wanted to take your crafting to the next level: selling your ideas and products? Australian-born creator of Ingingerness, Donna Strachan has done exactly that. She combines a new business designing and selling cool printed products based around a family of ginger animals along with the demands of being a full-time parent.



Ingingerness, Logo, Donna Strachan
Ingingerness: a wee mob of ginger animals, standing together


I caught up with her to find out where she gets her inspiration from, and what her plans are to grow the business.

You can look at Donna's brilliant designs on her Etsy shop: Ingingerness or join in the fun on her Facebook page: Ingingerness Community. She often runs competitions on her Facebook page, inviting the community to participate e.g. by naming on of her latest creations.

1. Tell us a bit about your background - what led you to what you do today?

As you may have guessed from the title of my work, I'm ginger, born in the scorching heat of North Queensland, Australia. Not the best environment for a red head! I moved to Tasmania, then Melbourne, and spent a year in Japan before making my way to the city that has the biggest population of gingers in the world....Edinburgh. Now I'm sure you are aware of the teasing you can recieve as a ginger child. How much you get often depends on your confidence and self esteem. I'm determine that my ginger son and the next generation of red head kids will stand strong and be proud of their roots (pardon the pun). And that is a big incentive behind the little ginger animals I've created.

2. Tell us about the beginnings of your business.

This is the beginning...trying to fit in website development, marketing, PR, printing, art markets and exhibitions around childcare and a part time job is no easy task I tell you! But I love it. I find there is just as much creativity involved in running a business as there is in making the art. There are always new ideas and amazing people that help you along the way.



Ingingerness, Logo, Donna Strachan


3. What inspires you?

I love this natural world and am fascinated by society. I love new ideas, concepts, movements. When you dont take anything as normal, this world can really blow your mind.

4. What's the favourite part of your work and what's the most challenging?

My favorite part of my work is meeting different people and exploring new ideas. The most challenging part is finding the time to pursue all these ideas.

5. Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Soon I will be running workshops in schools where students can create their own line of designs. Having a background in youth and development work, I hope to help young people to develop not only their art but their confidence and resilience as well.



Ingingerness, Logo, Donna Strachan


Be sure to check out Donna's Etsy page, and join her Facebook community!

Categories
#Inspiration
I like this Article - 9
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Lindsay Law
This is a great science activity for older children
11 likes
Use masking tape, paint, and pen to make a pretty silhouetted tree
7 likes
A quick and easy use of face paint that's perfect for younger children who can't sit still for long ...
13 likes
This is a much simpler way to make pom-poms than you might have learnt
9 likes
This spooky castle uses a technique where you use different sizes of card to drag paint up the page...
6 likes
Older children will love getting creative and putting together this brightly-coloured winter scene
9 likes
view all articles by Lindsay Law
Articles by Lindsay Law on Other Hubs
ID: 15636
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Here's how to make a colourful elephant from a recycled milk bottle and tissue paper
9 likes
This cute and fun Christmas card can be made by little ones with the help of an adult
3 likes
Snowmen crafts are fun at Christmas and this one is simple, quick and cheap to make
6 likes
This is a fun Christmassy game to be enjoyed by the whole family
6 likes
It is this time of the year again
6 likes
Think twice before throwing that old toothbrush out
3 likes
This is a really quick and simple way to make a dress up ring using aluminium foil from the kitchen!...
8 likes
Here's how to make a lovely Easter animal by decorating an egg
9 likes
Here's how to jazz up your fidget spinner with loom bands
9 likes
Here’s how to make a beautiful hanging decoration from plaster of Paris
10 likes
Categories
Under 5s (592)
Any Age (405)
Over 10s (382)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (882)
Medium (247)
Hard (37)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version