I’m Rebecca Angela
I’m Rebecca, founder, artist and designer at Rebecca Angela. I, like Rebecca Angela, am creative at heart. Bringing beautiful, useful things into the world to be seen and used is what I love to do. This is the passion I bring to my work at Rebecca Angela.
But beauty isn’t the only thing I am passionate about. I also believe in the importance of creativity. We are all born creative and curious. Somewhere along the way we either learn that creativity is a path for others to take or, worse, that we are ‘not creative’. I hear that all the time. “You’re so creative. I’m not creative at all!” I don’t believe it. We are all creative and bringing creativity into our lives can not only enrich it but can improve mental wellbeing.
And so, Rebecca Angela is for you if you are:
- A creative yourself looking for unique graphics or fabrics to use for work or play,
- A lover of unique art wanting something special for your home or office, or as a gift
- Want help and inspiration to explore your own creativity, and/or
- Want to discuss and learn more about the role of creativity in our lives and in society in general.
“Bringing beautiful, useful things into the world to be seen and used is what I love to do.”
A Little More About Me
I’ve been creating all my life – from music to drawing, to sewing, to painting and printing. As parent with young children, art and craft became my sanity saver. I started creating things to sell which grew into my label, Blue Radish which has now evolved into Rebecca Angela.
I have been ‘officially’ running my creative business for over five years now. Those little kids have grown into three awesome teenagers now who tower over me – and amaze me every day.
With a background in psychology, counselling, teaching and community services work, I also love helping people – some might say to a fault! On the Rebecca Angela blog my goal is to be of help. On the blog you might find tutorials to make something fun and functional or musings on how to bring more creativity into the world. I like to think of myself as a creativity enabler!
In recent years, sustainability has become a huge interest of mine. I write a blog about it over at the Family Footprint Project. I also enjoy gardening, reading and getting out in nature. And I love to learn. I have an insatiable curiosity and a drive for mastery so if I’m faced with a problem or something I need to do, I’m a bit like a terrier until I work it out.
Speaking of dogs, I’m also mum to our gorgeous Lagotto, Lucy. A sweeter dog I have never known!
My work and my life are driven by firmly held values. Rebecca Angela’s values are: