subscriber profile: Kim Welling



How are you creative in your daily life? I feel so lucky to say I can be creative all day long, which comes with being a freelance illustrator and -teacher. I draw, paint, cut, glue and put it all together on my computer. What inspires me most is little things like kitchen equipment, my veggie garden and personal feelings. When I'm not being creative for work I like to put my 'make-energie' in baking pies and cookies, sewing and all sorts of creative projects interesting enough to pursue. From a cabinet-turned-rabbit-cage to growing heirloom vegetables and decorating my living room.

What are you most curious about? At the moment: Portland, Oregon. It seems like there's so much creativity going on there at the moment. America intrigues me (I don't know why, it's a gut feeling) and recently the west coast and Portland in particular. I'd love to feed my curiosity and go there some day soon...

What is your most prized possession? My pet rabbit Seb. He's cuddly,  a bit grumpy and a main inspiration. My computer comes in an important second place, would be hard to live without it.

What is your favourite letter of the alphabet and why? Underscore a, I like how (in most fonts) it's a curled fella with a little 'roof'. When you see an 'a' in handwriting most people don't write it with that little 'roof' over it, but I do, on purpose cause I like how my pen swirls when I do.

What is your favourite colour? All kinds of green. I'm amazed by how many mesmerizing greens there are in nature.

What is your preferred creative tool? A soft grey pencil.

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