GiddyMinnowDesigns

Burgess Hill, England

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**If you like my artwork and would like to support me in exchange for regular updates and rewards, I now have a Patreon! Find more info over on my website at www.giddyminnow.co.uk/patreon**

If you're looking for a particular piece of my art and can't see it here, let me know - I may be able to add a custom listing or add it to future stock orders!

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Last updated on 30 May, 2021

Welcome to my shop!
**If you like my artwork and would like to support me in exchange for regular updates and rewards, I now have a Patreon! Find more info over on my website at www.giddyminnow.co.uk/patreon**

If you're looking for a particular piece of my art and can't see it here, let me know - I may be able to add a custom listing or add it to future stock orders!

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Rebecca Lewis

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About GiddyMinnowDesigns

Sales 105
On Etsy since 2013

Just keep swimming!

Growing up, I was the child who effectively booby-trapped her room by attaching bits of string and mysterious card board constructions to various bits of furniture. Dad said I should be an engineer - but at the time I figured that would include way too much maths and I wasn't having any of that thank you very much!

At school I enjoyed both art and the sciences. I saw my sister ahead of me at college struggling to fit her own artistic ideas to what her course wanted, and decided I'd rather take the science route at the time. This took me all the way to university in Aberystwyth, where I studied Marine and Freshwater Biology.

Half way through my final year I had a bit of an epiphany; I realised that as much as I enjoy science, an awful lot of it is time spent pulling things apart, whereas what I really tend to enjoy is putting things together.

So! Several years later, after finishing my degree anyway (because I felt not doing so would have been a bit daft at that point) working in a craft gallery, a false start at my own business, a house move and 18 months in a totally different job followed by another couple of house moves... here I am.

For a while I resurrected the skills learnt alongside Dad at a silver jewellery course many years gone by, and added some self taught leather work to create The Silver Hide.

In late 2015 though my silver and leather crafts were on hiatus for various reasons, and I picked up a pencil for the first time in years. After a year of brushing dust off my old sketching skills and picking up new painting ones, I decided to move on and re-brand as Giddy Minnow Designs to sell my art.

The craft room still has piles of leather and felting bits and beading boxes and all sorts, so you may occasionally see some other odds and ends in the shop!

I think I'm still trying to find 'My Style', but I hope people will like what I make along the way, and in the meantime I shall just keep swimming!

Shop members

  • Rebecca Lewis

    Owner

    Hi there! I set up Giddy Minnow Designs because I love making things, and over the years have had one too many friends or family members tell me that I should try selling my work. Still not entirely sure I believe them, but here goes!

Production partners

  • A print shop

    Brighton, England

    Printing company providing digital scanning and giclee printing services.

  • A print shop

    London, England

    A supplier of custom printed stationery

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Last updated on 20 Feb, 2017
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