Artist Spotlight – Fresh Sewn

January 23, 2012 by Lauren

-Give us some basic info about you: name, where you live, kids/pets, favorite ice cream flavor, etc.

I’m Natalie Teodori. I live in the most fun city ever, Austin, TX, with the sweetest of husbands, Matt. Blue Bell (which if you live in a state where you don’t have it, I’m sorry) has this delicious coconut ice cream that is DIVINE. I also like mint chocolate chip.

-What mediums do you like to work with?

Textiles…anything I can touch. I love fabric, I love ribbons, I recently discovered felt. I also love beads, glass, metal. I also like buttercream frosting.

-Were you creative growing up/what did you enjoy doing?

Yes, but I’m not sure I knew it. I did a lot of performing—I played the piano and the harp, did a bit of theater, and a lot of ballet. I loved being onstage.

-Top 5 favorite foods, tv shows, and bands?

Chocolate, bread, cheese, Sushi, seafood. I don’t watch tv and though I have a degree in music from the University of Texas (of which I am VERY proud!) I rarely listen to music.

-Is there anything you’d like to try your hand at doing?

Knitting, baking, soap making, wood working, an instrument, etc.

I’ve always wanted to learn wheel thrown pottery. I hear it’s hard. Two more recent things I really want to try are metal work (like with torches and hammers and anvils) and palette knife painting.

-A couple of artists/etsy shops/photographers you enjoy?

I am so glad you asked this question. My favorite piece of jewelry that I own, besides my lovely wedding rings, is a necklace from Patrick Irla. I have this beautiful bag from Milloo and really want another. I am also very inspired by Jennifer Morris, who makes these gorgeous clay beads for her jewelry. Oooh, I have so many. Ok just a few more: Waterrose, GeorgiannaLane, teconlene…Oh and I would be remiss if I did not mention my sister, tomberina. I have 3 foot by 4 foot painting of hers in my living room and it is one of my favorite things.

-One year from now…

I hope to have either visited France or bought a house. And I hope that I have an awesome organizational system for my art/craft supplies.

Visit Natalie’s website! And soon, we will be announcing a shop event with Natalie! (but shh!)


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