—Just looking at some of your creations, it's incredible that these everyday items have been changed by your ideas into something we simply couldn't have imagined. It's all so simple, but mind-bowing! Where do you get your ideas?
I was brought up in a small town that only had a few shops. Going shopping was no simple task! I was always thinking about how I could make something using any items we had in the house, anything easy to get, or nice and cheap. Now, when I look at things around the house, I still think "What could I make out of this...?" Just like I did when I was a child. To me, all goods and products are material to my crafting. Think about a transparent folder...it's not just a thing for storing paper or documents, it's "a colored polypropylene sheet". I guess when I look at things, I don't have any preconceptions or fixed ideas of what they are.
As for tools, I had to learn how to use them from the very start. I was probably using them all wrong back then. But that forced me to find new, and creative ways of using the tools. We didn't have the Internet back then to look for anything and everything! I had to rack my brain, and think that sort of brain-training forced me to be flexible in my ideas.