Other side silly | Original and Unusual – Artwork, Gifts and Cards
Adorable yet…maybe a little dark
Just like many other creatives here, I’ve always loved to paint and to create things. As odd as it sounds, I also just love to look at things; to figure out the story behind them. It’s not so much a passion as simply the way I am, the way I see things.
I was lucky enough to find a creative job straight out of university, though one very different to the etsy store I’m running now. This one was in the video games industry. I worked in an amazing studio filled with wonderful creative people. I moved from 3D digital art, to level design and finally into production (more of a management role).
I worked there for just over 10 years. During the past few years, I spent more of my spare time focusing on my own artwork. Creative industries are great for inspiration, but it can be hard to find the time to act on that inspiration. Sadly, at the start of this year, our studio closed.
I took some time to think. I realised that what I really wanted was to spend my time working on my own projects, following my creative drive wherever it takes me. That’s what Other Side Silly is to me, my chance to explore and enjoy simply being creative again. Every day. I love it!