Tuesday, 10 July 2012

profile taryn eales tuesday designs.

taryn's sister elise hanging a range of Tuesday Designs 
framed works on paper

Sisters Taryn and Elise Eales are a talented pair whose backgrounds in printmaking, fashion and textiles (both worked for designers Eastern Pearson hand-sewing and detailing led them to create their paper artwork range Tuesday Designs. Using letter press embossing techniques layered with vintage fabric applique their beautiful works which borrows from fantasies of dress up and play, feature birds, trees and kites, so tangible you simply want to reach out and touch them. With an incredibly strong bond, both Taryn and Elise Close sisters who enjoy working alongside each-other and relish any opportunity to dream up designs over endless cups of tea. Delicate, unique and whimsical, I simply love them.    

How would you describe yourselves in five words?
Sisters, Mum/Aunty, whimsical, dreamers.

What was your childhood dream?
To work together, to travel together, live by each other, to have our children play together…

What led you down your current path?
We were initially asked to produce a small number of art pieces for our local cafĂ© – they sold out by day two!

What do you love most about what you do?
To be able to work together, work from home and indulge our passion for collecting.

Where do you seek inspiration?
Everywhere –but perhaps children’s stories mostly and their play- their sense that anything is possible which makes you smile.

Who do you admire?
Children’s imaginations, people who choose make art their lives.

What challenges have you had to overcome?
Living in different states – the distance has made it hard. It is all about to change though! Finding a balance between home life and work life.

What's been a 'pinch yourself' moment?
Sell out exhibitions, coming across by chance our work in editorials.

What are your topcreative resources?
The merchant of marvelsFrederic Clement,Industry of One, The Makers Project, Charley Harper.

What dream do you still want to fulfil?
A jewellery and fabric range.

What's next?
Hopefully the above.

When the weekend rolls around what do you love to: 
Read magazines, bed time stories, recipe books.
Watch - people at the farmers markets.
Cook - pancakes, pastries and lots of cups of tea.
Create - gardens, cubby houses, sand castles and picnics
Listen to - My husband's terrible taste in music.
Dream about - Travelling and creating.
Look forward to - Living near each other, the arrival of my new little one.