Stephanie Paxman is a design and home DIY blogger, as well as founder of Crafting in the Rain, a blog she has been writing since 2011. Stephanie uses her blog to journal all of her adventures and creative endeavors. Being creative and making her home more beautiful really does make her happy, making her DIY projects very rewarding. Through blogging she has also been able to work with some prestigious brands, such as DecoArt. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Stephanie Paxman.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
My style is fun and colorful. I like creating things that provide a big impact for minimal effort, and colors are a great way to accomplish that.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I like to fulfill a need like fixing an organizational problem or making gift, so I start by forming the solution then adding color and personality to it.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
Is it cheating if I just say my kids? I love watching them play with paint, paper and other craft supplies. I try really hard to give minimal instructions and simply let them explore their own creative process. They come up with ideas I haven’t thought of, and we enjoy spending the time together.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I do a lot of brainstorming and doodles. I will draw examples, listing out materials and colors, and the final project often combines a few of the ideas.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
From accidentally sewing through my pants when I was cross-stitching as a kid, to painting art for my teenage bedroom, and now creating for our home and kids, I have explored many different ways to be creative. Don’t be afraid to change in the middle of a project; it lets your personality shine.
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