I make lots of little different things but I don't have one item that screams "honi design". For example, each and every one of you can recognise the work of some of these lovely girls : "The Black Apple", "Aunty Cookie", "Lara Cameron", “Hokey” and "PipiJoe".
I don't know if it's because of my Gemini "Twin sides" but everything I make has a different feel to it. There are no recurring themes, trends or distinguishing features about my work. I love all sorts of “feels” too. The 50’s and 60’s kitsch, 70’s things, floral things, shabby chic, smooth Swedish style design- and I guess each different thing I do reflects a different selection of my passions.
I would like to be REALLY good at one thing- not just ‘kinda good’ at everything. But which “thing” do I focus on? I love too many things!
Was it hard for all of you to come up with your signature items that make you unique?
Sorry, this isn’t like me to have a post like this, but it dawned on me last night how scattered my work is! I was making the clay moulds (post below) and then I stopped doing that and made these rings below out of Buttons and Wire. I showed Mr Honi and he loved them but in showing him I realised how completely random the two things were. Then I started thinking about having a stall at a market and how dis-jointed it would be – like 10 different people submitted work.
Maybe diversity is my “thing"