Kate Marsden aka Made by Mrs MMeet Kate, who's beautiful Mid Century Modern inspired prints on fabric are popping up all round London! We chatted to her recently about her creative life.
- Who or what inspired you to take up a creative life?
I can’t remember what first inspired me – when I was a little girl I always wanted to be a fashion designer and so I ended up going to art college. It was a combination of having a baby (and a rough time returning to work in the City) that inspired me to finally make the jump to doing this as my full time job.
- What's the strangest thing you've ever made?
A few years ago I created a series of diaries (some of which were actual books, some of which weren’t) using knitting and crochet. I actually exhibited them at an artists’ book fair and several small galleries. They were certainly different and a conversation starter!
- Describe your creative style
Bold, colourful, unusual – a little bit like marmite!
- What inspires you day to day?
I honestly think that 15 years of working in a very corporate environment is what keeps me inspired now that I don’t do that any more. Whenever I’m having a bad day or lacking in motivation, I remind myself how lucky I am that I’m finally able to do something I love. Failing that, I’ll take a break and do some gardening!
- If you didn't do this, what would you love to do?
I’d love to be an architect – buildings fascinate me. Failing that, I’ve always rather fancied being a train driver!
- What's the best thing about having a creative career?
I love the variety of work I do (although juggling multiple small projects can be challenging) – also, as I’m self employed I have the flexibility to choose the projects I take on. Oh and the wonderful people I get to work with – so that’s 3 things!