Friday, 24 June 2011

Witty Hearts

On my adventures this time, I came across something ever so lovely and ever so quirky. I just had to find out more!

Hello Witty Hearts, please tell me more about yourself?

Hello my name is Mitty and I am the creator of Witty Hearts.

I specialise in fair trade textiles that I hand paint in quirky heart themed designs. It all started with a sleepy doodle and developed into combining my sketches into designs for t-shirts and expanded from that. It took me awhile to refine my technique but I really enjoyed the process as I hadn't done anything like this before.

I think sometimes people are surprised that I'm not from a design background but I think it’s always been in me and Witty Hearts is the form my creative expression takes.

 That sounds wonderful! What inspires you to create your work?

 I get inspiration from all over the place I generally say that its love, life and music. I'm an eternal optimist with quite a dry humour and I think this comes through in my work.

Tell me about a bit about your creative process

 I carry my sketch book pretty much everywhere I go just in case I think of something that might come in use later down the line. I first sketch my designs and then make stencils which I attach to the piece I'm painting. I choose hand paint rather then screen print as it allows me more flexibility with the colours and ensures that no two t-shirts or bags or baby grows are ever the same!
I love how your work really seems to reflect your personality, what do you do when you're not creating your beautiful pieces?

. When I'm not creating I work for the incredible National Museums Liverpool. It’s a great place to work because there’s always lots of interesting things happening. We're soon to open the new Museum of Liverpool so it’s a really exciting and busy time!

That sounds lovely! :)
Now for a random question..
I think the way to find out what's really behind an artist is to take away any worry of time or money. So if you didn't have to worry about either, what would you create?
 I'm hoping to branch into a few different things with Witty Hearts so I'll keep a few of them a surprise, but if money and time was no object I would have to say I'd love to try making ceramics and also resin jewellery! I'll keep my fingers crossed for the future!
Thank you so much for giving us an insight into your arty world. It sounds like there is much more to come! Please visit Witty Hearts and discover these unique works for yourself!



  1. I have Mitty's LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT bag and I love it! Have used it every day since it's arrival...
    Great feature Rebecca

  2. I LOVE this work, very refershing and original, well done Mitty and keep up the very good work! x


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