Here, Limzy talks about discovering art, her tools and inspiration, and more…
What was it that first drew you to art?
The first part is cliché, but I started vandalizing my house’s walls since the age of three. My parents needed a solution for it so they brought me to a neighborhood drawing class, and that is how I got started. I doodled all around my textbooks more than I wrote down important notes for exams. But for the floral series, it all started from a birthday gift for my grandma last year. She loves flowers and gardening, and I wanted to make something specially close to her heart, something she will understand immediately. I thought a rose looks like a girl’s puffy dress. So I pressed some rose petals between books, and made her a bookmark with a girl wearing a rose dress. And she loves it!
What inspires you?
I love things with a history behind it. Vintage items and antiques, things that people used in the past and long forgotten/lessen now (bus tickets, telephone booths, stamps, gramophones etc), young children and old grandpas and grandmas. They are precious.
What is your most important artist tool?
I believe the eyes are the best tool an artist/designer can ever have. And with a pair of sensitive eyes to capture all the beauty and wonders in the world, it connects a curious heart and soul to discover new wisdom and knowledge every single day. We are living in such a fast paced world today, it is easy to miss out a lot of little things daily. And those are the best that we might miss.
Special thanks to Limzy!