Check out our interview with silkscreen artist and seamstress Natalija Walbridge, guest artist!
What do you like the most about living and working on the North Shore?
I am lucky to live on the bay side of Park Point, tucked behind Hearding Island. I am inspired by living close to nature, especially migrating birds and the otters who live on the bank of the island and swim near my shore at sunset. Recently a pair of Canadian geese took over the eagles nest in the tallest cottonwood tree on the island. A curious sight indeed! Nature is a constant source of wonder and my soul is nourished every day by the beauty that surrounds us.
As an artist in the tour, what are you most excited about?
If you have not participated before what are you looking forward to? One of my favorite things about the tour is the relaxed setting which allows more time for conversation with each visitor. It’s rewarding to meet so many people who are interested to learn about my creative and technical process.
What is it that you enjoy about working in your medium(s)?
My passion is to create functional, wearable art, combining technical design with imaginative prints. Since everything is made from start to finish in my home studio, I am able to create the art in proportion for each bag style. In this sense, the canvas for my art becomes a 3D object with the process of sewing and the result is a functional bag that will be enjoyed as part of someone’s daily life.
Find Natalija at studio stop LS! Click below for more details.