Andrea B Designs

The luxury of being able to be introspective, take time to contemplate and focus on what really makes for a happy life is a gift - albeit one that’s been worked for. Each day is a new opportunity but not every day is productive. The ideas and inspiration can come at really inconvenient times, however the point is, my mind is now open to so much more artistic opportunity. There is beauty everywhere you wish to look. I believe everyone has a creative soul but most of us never have the freedom to truly explore this side of our nature. If we measured success in creative terms, rather than pure financial gain, just think how different the world could be. My work with alcohol ink is mainly about the intense colours and the reaction of the ink with the alcohol, which leads to consistently original compositions. This is similar to melting glass and watching the developing patterns and colours either fuse together or repel leading to unique pieces of work. My mixed media work and mosaics are contemporary and often include other elements including inks, resin, acrylics, handmade lampwork and found objects. I try to recycle glass where possible including mirror and tempered glass.