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Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Rebecca Shaw. I am a mother, wife, sister, daughter, surfer, and vegetarian. I can’t bring myself to be so bold as to call myself an artist so I will say I am an individual who has a passion for creating. To be specific I love printmaking and to be even more specific I love to print on fabric. I have over the past few years started to sew and print linen pillows. In the very near future I will add “upcycled” thrift and antique store textiles to my material repertoire.
When did you discover your creative side?
Growing up mom always had a bag of acrylic paint, a basket of fabric, a sewing machine, and a big cross stitch hoop. She would cross stitch for gifts, sew out of necessity, and paint for pure joy. I have always had ideas in my head. I see old boards on the side of the road, old crab pots, and especially worn textiles and fabrics and my mind starts racing with all of the possibilities.
Describe your work in 3 words…
Relaxed, Hand-made, Coastal
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
A year or so ago I heard someone say….” Don’t forget…. THESE are the good ole days”. That quote immediately puts things into perspective to me. People never really think of the present as being the future good ole days. If you can take that in, it really makes you live for the moment instead of trying to figure out how It’s all going to end up.
Name three things you absolutely will not, can not live without.
My family goes without saying. Other than that I require a daily soy caramel latte, my surfboard is like a Prozac pill would be to some people, and my ipod is critical (I constantly listen to music).
What super power would you have and why?
If I could have any super power I would be a mermaid. I would swim with dolphins, help keep the ocean clean, and my daughter would think I was the coolest mom EVER!
Where can we find you?
I am in the very beginning stages so for now the list is short…
and in The Artful Living Group in Carolina Beach