MEYSPRING’s Artist of the Month - February 2022
Congrats, LiaDia Designs!
We are delighted to present MEYSPRING’s Artist of the Month - February 2022, Nadia Fernando! Whether you’re new to the resin art community or have been around for a while, you’re bound to have come across LiaDia Designs’ creations. From her outstanding Washi-Tape designs, awe-inspiring detail work, to combining different styles and art mediums, she seems to do it all! Watching her tutorials will always encourage you to try something out of the ordinary.
At MEYSPRING, we're continuously blown away by Nadia’s creativity and distinctive style! We’re genuinely grateful to be a part of her artistic journey and to be able to spread her inspiration within the MEYSPRING Resin Art Community, and hopefully further!
Meet the Artist
We’ve gotten the behind-the-scenes scoop with Nadia about her background, current work, creative stimulants, and more! Keep reading and get to know this passionate and extraordinary artist - we’re seriously impressed at how she masters so many different techniques!
How long have you been working with resin?
I started working with resin 3 years ago this month. I stumbled upon it as a new artistic medium I wanted to try, and I was looking for a way to get back into painting/creating with my hands off a computer or device.
Tell us more about yourself!
My dream was always to become some sort of artist - being creative and making beautiful things. I’ve always loved experimenting with mediums and various types of “practical/functional” art. Throughout my life, I’ve dabbled in fashion design, architecture, floral design, cake decorating, interior design, industrial 3D CAD drawing, woodworking, photography, calligraphy, and so many others, including the basics, of course; painting, sculpting, and sketching. I decided on Graphic Design and Marketing as my career choice as it was a new and exciting industry when I was in college. It seemed like a great combination of artistic growth yet still a financially viable career in this new world of technology.
After working for years at advertising agencies, I married and moved to a new city with my husband. We started our home-based company merging our professional skills: Graphic Design and Web/App Development, which we still own and run today. We now have 3 children, and working from home has been such a blessing (albeit demanding and chaotic at times!) as we watch our kids grow and become amazing people every day. We said goodbye to our wonderful 16-year-old dog, Coco, in 2020; we still miss him all the time.
What makes/made you choose MEYSPRING pigments?
I first fell in love with MEYSPRING’s Gemstones Collection- so many beautiful, shiny colors!
What is your favorite pigment color and/or color scheme?
My current favorites are Imperial Emerald and Opulent Tanzanite. Both are so regal and rich in their coloring.
Where do you find your inspiration and/or motivation?
I find inspiration in the most random of things - home decor, clothing, baked goods, makeup, video games, nature, and of course, my Indian culture.
How much time do you dedicate to your resin art?
For the last 3 years, my resin-creating hours have been 11 pm - 3 am (sometimes even 4 or 5 am!) nightly after my kids and husband are asleep, and the house is quiet with no distractions.
What are your goals for your artistic journey?
My artistic journey will continue until my last breath. I can’t imagine my life without creating art. I’m always thinking about new things I want to try and mixing mediums in ways that I haven’t seen or tried before. It’s such a fun process, and it’s a massive part of who I am.
Do you have any tips or tricks you'd like to share and/or your most significant "Aha moment" you've had creating resin pieces?
One of the biggest things I’ve realized is that social media can both, help and harm the creative process and even the artistic spirit. Many people find it very inspiring to see what others are out there creating, while some find it very intimidating because they compare their work to others and wonder if theirs is good enough. Another detriment is the social media numbers game: we start valuing our work based on the number of shares, likes and comments it gets.
I’ve caught myself doing this, especially in my earlier Instagram days - I’d create something I love and think others will love it too. Still, for whatever reason, the algorithm has a bad day, and then suddenly, I’m second-guessing if the piece was as good as I initially thought.
We must create items we love and represent our art style and abilities. No two artists will have the exact same style. And we should strive to be different so we can each be recognized for how unique we are, not how well we can blend in with the Instagram Discovery feed.
To see more of Nadia’s work, check out the following pages:
Youtube: LiaDia Designs
Facebook: LiaDia Designs
Pinterest: LiaDia Designs
Congratulations again to Nadia on winning February’s MEYSPRING Artist of the Month!
Would you like to be featured as March’s Artist of the Month? Tag us @meyspring or use #MeyspringPigments on Instagram to be entered. The winner will be announced on March 31st, 2022, via MEYSPRING’s Instagram feed and story! All winners will receive a $100 Gift Card towards www.meyspring.com and be featured across our social media pages! Minimum 3 tagged/mentioned posts required to be eligible.
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