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What advice would you give someone starting a creative business? Creating for a living can easily become focussed on making work to sell but it’s important to go to back the drawing board regularly to re-discover what you love and to develop new ideas. Developing a strong story in your work is also key. An artist or craftsperson whose work is true to their vision will always have a continuous thread running throughout their work, no matter what materials/techniques they use and customers and admirers will recognise it as unique to their work.


installations based on ‘lost people’ such as patients of Victorian lunatic asylums or children who lived in orphanages. She uses the stitches to create intimate portraits of these individuals and to honour their memories. I am also very drawn to the work of mixed media artist Cathy Cullis.


To see more of Gillian’s work, please visit: website:


http://www.


gillianleesmith.com/ blog:


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All images courtesy of Gillian Lee Smith


http://gillianleesmith.


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