Years ago, I went to art college. It was one of the hardest two years of my life.
- Creative? yes.
- Confident with colour? definitely
- Inspired by texture? For sure
But I couldn’t draw to save my life. I specialised in textiles and my saving grace was a teacher and an art technician who believed in me and my work.
One of my final projects at college was to look at the work of an artist and take inspiration for a textiles project. I chose Gustave Klimt. I just loved his work – the pattern, the forms, the lines, the gold and the rythmn that runs so clearly through his work.
I can look at his work for ages and it can still take my on several inspirational journeys.
I’m telling you all this because even though I’ve not gone on to be the next art sensation or textile designer, I’m now doing something which I am passionate about, which incorporates, colour, texture, shape, form and flavour…Creating fabulous cakes!
I recently got the chance to try a completely new technique, which is quite diferent for me. And guess who the inspiration is from? Gustave Klimt.
You can take the girl out of art college, but you can’t take the art out of the girl.