WE ARE SO EXCITED to introduce two new Design Team members to the Petaloo DT...
Nichola Battilana & Stacey Rodriguez!
Today we will feature Nichola and tomorrow we will feature Stacey! Welcome ladies...
My name is Nichola "Knickertwist" Battilana. I am a formally trained artist and fancy-pants graphic designer. But really, that doesn't matter one pip and you don’t care about such boring things... I don’t blame you.
That's me on the left. While a perfectly nice photo, it's sort of a lie. To be completely truthful I usually look much more disheveled and rather befuddled. The photo below is a much more honest portrait.
About the mess making
I am absolutely passionate about making stuff. Whether it's upcycling, painting, mixed media, sculpture, assemblage... I jump in and create with positive, joyful abandon.
As an art student, I once had an instructor bellow, "ART IS NOT FUN!" Years later I still think that's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. Perhaps my mission is prove just how wrong that person was.
Most of my work is inspired by make-believe, magic, folklore, faeries, nonsense and nature. The world is abound with hidden treasures and chocked full of magic. Tiny holes, fallen feathers and toadstool rings all tell tales of mischief and delight. I endeavor to capture those little bits of magic, and convince other people to see them too... even if it is just for a moment.
After 20+ years in the big city, my little family relocated to a 100+ year old farm house on a hilly two acres in the little town of Brighton, Ontario. The inspiration for Pixie Hill comes from our move to this very special place.
I live at Pixie HIll with a dashing husband, our fabulous son, a goofy black dog named Padfoot, several chickens (affectionately called "The Girls") and a few fish.
Do I really believe in faeries?
I'm fortunate to have had a very good relationship with the wee folk for quite a number of years. We are glad to share our property at Pixie Hill with faeries of all sorts.
Want to know more?
Feel free to email me at [email protected] with any comments, questions or inquiries.
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If you did not get the chance to see Nichola's BIRDHOUSE project from last weeks'
Marion Smith Blog Hop ... here is the link: