Today's artist spotlight is with Natalie Teodori of Fresh Sewn. She's an Austin based artist that Lauren has actually known since 2nd grade! She even played the harp in Josiah and Lauren's wedding. People LOVE her hair clips in the shop. Enjoy this interview with her!
-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!)