Snapshot: Amanda Hunt


Every week in 2010 we will shine the light on a Moleskine user across the globe, this week's snapshot is on Amanda Hunt. If you want to be featured in upcoming weeks, please email us!

Name: Amanda Hunt
Age: 35
Current City: Perth, Western Australia
Job: Artist, Stay at home Mum
Website: (personal blog) (paper and print products) (jewellery)

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1) What is your current Moleskine notebook?

Currently I have a couple of large plain sketchbooks on the go. I have filled several smaller ones and decided I needed the bigger pages to give me more space to draw. I also have a watercolour sketchbook and a couple of small lined ones as well as a few Kraft Cahiers being used for birthday lists and other things. I have a Japanese album which I haven't worked out what to do with just yet.

2) How do you use your notebook?

I mostly draw symmetrical images which are circular. I also like to do much looser freehand work. I try to fill each page although sometimes its best to leave a lot of space around a sketch. I have been turning the most usable images into hand carved stamps and then stamping these onto lovely paper to create cards and prints. I sell these in my online store KeLu. I also use the images to create polymer clay millefiori canes, I really love the complex patterns but like to draw them in the moleskine first.

3) What's the next place you plan to take your notebook to?

My moleskine tends to come with me whenever I think I might have a free moment to 'doodle'. I have two young daughters (20 months and 4yrs) so I take opportunities for this whenever I can. I have been known to sketch while one daughter has swimming lessons and even in church (I often jot down notes alongside the sketches from the sermon). 

4) What do you want to tell the world?

If you think you 'can't draw' then keep on practising, if you can write your name, you can draw.
That I love to draw, sketch, paint, clay or create but I love God and my family more. I often find it hard to find my niche as a Christian in the art world, I wish it was easier.

5) Where will you and your notebook be in 5 years?
Hopefully organised and on a shelf with my other moleskines ready to be referenced at any moment. Currently they are strewn around the house!