Once I saw Dorina working with the copper wire, and I felt in love with her art. She is an open source of fantasy combined with many other human faces. I would love to introduce you Dorina´s Doremel Design. And plus today is the best day to start new feeds at Dervishkadan.
How to start being creative, and how to continue when times got worse?
I am Dorina, a Romanian woman living in Istanbul. I am theatre educated but along with this I was always very curios and eager to do things myself . When you start doing, you start being creative. I love all the materials and I want to try them all, so when I am bored or blocked I just work with something else which inspires me.
How to face stereotype?
To avoid stereotypes you should enrich yourself more and more. Life is the best source of inspiration but I am not afraid to inspire from other people’s creativity as well. Actually there are no new things just new points of view to old things so I watch, I read, I try. And ideas come . The Lonely Mermaid is an original work which came after I learned Cristi Friesen’s polymer clay sculpting technique. She is a wonderful artist which inspired me a lot.
What about your business development – how have you started?
I don’t have a real business . I sold items in internet, among friends and during 2 summers I had a table on the island which sold very good stereotypes but it didn’t satisfied my artist side so I decided not to open it anymore. Because I am not a seller.
Most challenging thing about your work is…?
Sometimes I am starting a project and I cannot stop till is finished. I am so impatient to see the result that’s why i cannot do things which take long time work. Jewelry fits me the best. My problem was that I would like to do something more artistic and original but the idea that I have to sell them was blocking me in commercial. Actually it’s exactly opposite, if you let yourself free you create beautiful work which worth to be bought. I have hopes for the future.
What gives you hope?
The feeling inside me gives me hope. That feeling which is tickling my hands and push me to do . I wish you a happy creative new year!
Thank you Dorina for sharing those words. Happy New Year 2013. Who is coming soon? I will keep it as a secret for a while 😀
Photos: by Dorina