Today Renate will tell you more about herself, by answering some questions.
1. When did you join the blog and why?
I joined in June 2012 after hearing about the blog from a friend. It's a great opportunity to show my work and to link to my website www.renatedaniels.nl. The monthly theme's are often an incentive to make a new illustration that I might normally not have made, or to adapt existing designs. I quite often go on to develop them into greeting cards. You can find them via a link on the news page of my site http://www.renatedaniels.
2. What is your favorite material? Or way to work? For example: photographs, drawing with pencil or charcoal, knitting, or painting
My favorite materials are textiles, from fabric to yarn, weaving, sewing, embroidery, knitting and crochet, but for illustrations I like to use pen and Indian Ink, or make cutouts with a scalpel.
3. What other hobbies do you have?
For me, illustration is not just a hobby, but part of my profession, in addition to surface design and styling. My hobbies are crafts, sewing, reading, rowing and speed skating.
4. What inspires you?
Inspiration comes from everyday life, nature, art and textiles. There are patterns, structures, great colours and illustrations everywhere!