About the illustrator

Igz is a creative dabbler of note!

Her first love is sewing, preferably renovating previously loved articles into something innovative and dashing.

She’s been doing this since she was a little girl – her mother would find neatly cut up articles of clothing, often new clothing, stashed in various places. At the age of three she would make pictures on the floor with her clothes in the morning, add a scarf or a belt, and then when she was happy with what it all looked like, she would climb into the picture.

She went to extra art classes when she was in primary school. Her gran had given the classes to her as a gift. When the series of classes came to an end, the art teacher told her gran that she would prefer it if Igz did not return. The reason Рshe wanted to do her own thing. She refused to follow orders and make the same stuff that everybody else was making.  She broke the box at a very early age.

She makes one-off dolls to die for. Fabulously quirky creatures.

Imaginaeries – the dolls

These are the original Imaginaeries – complete with tattoos, piercings and trendy clothes. (They sell for R350 if you are interested in having a one-off designer doll!)

When she’s not sewing, she can be found drawing – on paper, material or any surface that she fancies. Fabulous ink blot drawings, mushrooms, mandalas or more quirky little creatures.

When she’s not drawing or sewing she’s rather fond of hula hooping and is a pro. She spent a year supporting herself by giving hula hoop lessons via skype to ladies in the USA! Not to mention being imported to KZN do hula hoop workshops for kids and adults at a science festival.

At one stage of her young life Igz was a drummer in a band. At another… a tattoo artist.

Like a true artist, she gets bored easily and moves on to the next thing.

Various versions of the Imaginaeries have been circling in her head (and on paper) for the last few years and it’s only now, with her mom available to put her thoughts into words, that the story has fully materialized.

 

 

 

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