I was lucky enough to work with Sally during my stint at SapientNitro, though we would never meet face to face until at least a year or so later on a trip to Sydney. I wasn’t aware of her awesome hidden talents until I actually met her. I found out she’d illustrated for Disney (WOW) and continued to illustrate & paint in her spare time (and like most of us she didn’t have enough spare time to do enough painting). While we chatted she mentioned her other hobby, Millinery. She’d recently started selling her creations to friends and family. Fascinating indeed! I sort of half expected some sort of feathery creation but I was oh so wrong. They were cute and kitch tiny top hats with embellishments that were very specific in their placement. Not only fascinating, they where gorgeous and I immediately asked how I could get my hands on one. Well fast forward a couple of years and your have ‘Sillier than Sally’ and really I can let her speak for herself …Now I can’t quit my day job. I need every one of her clutches.
What’s your day job?:
Designer and Artist at Sillier Than Sally Designs.
Specialists in all things arty farty – Wearable Art | Graphic Art | Mural Art | Canvas Art.
Sillier Than Sally wearable art is my new design range, that my lovely but nutty sister Cara and myself launched earlier this year. It is an exciting new venture all about embracing colour and your inner quirkiness. Our limited edition range consists of unique fun handmade clutches, screen printed tote bags, and a fun and flirty vintage style jewellery line.
A marvelous time is always had, coming up with new designs, sourcing vintage paraphernalia to create jewellery from and tracking down interesting new fabrics for our clutches. A lot of love and time goes into making the range. So far we have launched our range at designer markets and online, next on our list is boutique shops around Sydney….then we are thinking about going global, still working out some of the logistic for the last part.
What did you wanna be when you grew up?:
A stunt double in action/horse riding flicks, one of Disney’s nine old men, a sought after, much travelled famous artist, a fashion designer extraordinary…mmm, can’t remember the rest right now!
If you where a super hero what would your super hero name be?:
It is Sillier Than Sally.
What inspires you on a day to day basis?:
Where to start – My family and husband inspires me so, they are full of creativity and never ending support. Working with my sister and fellow designer Cara on a day to day bases is a huge source of inspiration, with that comes healthy doses of craziness, fun, and all round good energy. Depending on the day and what I am working on…it could be discovering a fab colour combination for a design I am working on… some stunning imagery while surfing the net, when I should be working… new quirky material prints…..or listening to a new album – Scissor Sisters “Magic Hour” has me up and dancing away, while painting commissioned canvas art at the same time.