Every Friday you have the pleasure of being acquainted with a whole bunch of amazingly talented people. I’ve asked an array of creative souls to answer a handful of questions to give you an insight to their colourful life and to fill you with inspiration for your weekend!
I know you as Anna the amazing makeup artist and go to glitter girl but how would you describe your work to others and what makes it so creative?
Makeup artistry is my forte, fashion, music, commercial, lifestyle, wedding. The list is endless really, as long as I’m painting faces, I’m happy ha! I also have a glittery sideline known as Miss Lippy, working at festivals, events and weddings.
When and how did you discover that you were a creative person?
Back in my school days, I couldn’t wait for art class, I loved it so much. I remember when I was about 10, painting a watercolour portrait for the first time, I was so in the zone and it looked great, the teacher gave me such good feedback and it felt amazing. I knew then that I would spend my life creating somehow! I’m still painting today but the face is my canvas!
What creative individuals do you admire?
I find so much visual stimulation in photography and cinematography. Guy Bourdin & Tim Walker are some of my faves, such amazing production in their shoots, outrageous set design and gorgeous pops of colour everywhere! One of my favourite directors is my good friend Ryan Hope, his work is truly stunning. I’ve been lucky enough to work on a few of his projects, he’s a total mastermind.
Have you had to overcome obstacles (physical, financial, social, etc.) in your creative world?
So many obstacles! But that’s what makes my world challenging and I love a challenge! I mean it takes years to build up a good reputation in the creative world, lots of working for little or no money, which is hard but so worth it. 10 years ago, I was in a well paid job in advertising and decided it wasn’t enough, I wasn’t happy, my dreams were obviously much more important! So I went back to full time studying, then moved to London to find the action. I was broke for a long time but it didn’t matter because I was (and still am) doing what I loved and that is everything.
What’s been your most rewarding project to date?
Wow, far too many to mention ha. Artistically, one that springs to mind is the Valtari music video by Sigur Ros. Such a beautiful piece of art to be a part of, the dancing is really stunning. I remember that day was soooo freezing, how those incredible dancers kept going, I have no idea. RESPECT! Another project close to my heart is a day I spent with St Mungos. Myself and some other wonderful artists spent an afternoon with one of the women’s refuges just before Christmas and treated them to lots of lovely makeovers. It was so rewarding being able to help the ladies feel special. We received lots of great beauty products donations from so many generous souls, amazing day.
…and your most outrageous project?
Things never cease to amaze me in this weird and wonderful world of mine. A few months ago, a barber and I turned a models beard into a burger hahaaaaa. That was pretty outrageous, not to mention crackers ha.
What do you do to get into your creative zone?
A morning meditation always empties my head to make way for any inspo to come flowing in!
If your creative work were edible, what would it taste like?
A knickerbocker glory.
Any exciting projects coming up you can share with us?
I’m currently making plans for lots of collaborations with my lovely other half Jeremy Rice Photography, which is very exciting and a dream to be able to work together.
Amazing to get to know about more of what Anna gets up to in her creative world! Make sure you keep up to date with her everyday adventures by following her on Instagram. Check out her website for more examples of her hard work and talent.