Q: What is the story behind your brand and products?
I love to paint what inspires me and that doesn't fit in one category all the time. I have learned to embrace the desert through my work. It wasn't until I started Pink Puddle Studio that I really gained an appreciation for my surroundings. Painting is an outlet for me, and I wouldn't be able to stick to illustrating one subject matter. I am sure people notice me jumping from one idea to the next but I am ok with it because I am still in my exploration phase.
I want to evoke emotion and inspiration through my work, and relating to others through such a process is an amazing feeling.
Q: What is your favorite item you have made so far?
Wow that's difficult to answer. They all hold a special place in my heart, but if I had to choose, I would say the bunhead series and the clutches I do with Madalyn Nault Accessories.
Q: What makes your pieces extra special and unique?
I think I take chances in my work and sometimes combine elements that no one envisions going together. Something hand painted I think is always unique with its own style. Style is something that separates you from others, and I think that applies to painting as well.
Q: What inspires you?
More and more the desert inspires me - really nature in general. I pull inspiration from so many parts of my life. Other creatives inspire me to take chances and maybe go a direction I didn't think possible.
Q: What is your favorite part about Phoenix?
I think community has definitely grown to be my favorite thing about Phoenix! I never knew it was here until the last couple of years. People are so supportive of one another, which is refreshing.
Q: What’s your favorite Phoenix local hot spot?
Make sure to follow Rachel on Instagram to stay up-to-date and get the inside scoop behind her brand. And stop into MADE to see her work through the month of November!
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