Five Questions With Kara Rosenlund

Written by Kara Rosenlund
on 06 November, 2017

It feels impossible to give Kara Rosenlund‘s extensive body of work justice in a short introduction. So take our word for it, this interview is worth a read. 

For details on styling, photography and online shopkeeping details, first check out Kara’s bio. Then settle in and discover more from our chat with Kara, as she prepares for a stall our Brisbane market, on this weekend!   

How did you come to be a seller at Finders Keepers? 
I have always loved Finders Keepers’ approach to the handmade market model and was involved a few years ago when I was selling vintage wares out of my caravan, called Frankie.

Now I look forward to returning with selected pieces from my fine art print and lifestyle collections. It’s a lovely feeling to be coming back with my own pieces, which I would describe as artful yet utilitarian.

Great Dividing Range Souvenir Tea Towel by Kara Rosenlund

Talk us through a typical day in the life of Kara Rosenlund.
Rise early, respond to all of the lovely comments on my social media pages and plan for the day ahead – which is usually filled in no time flat.

I balance my freelance/editorial photography work with my own in house collections, and you can usually find me either out in a remote location, or editing and designing in my Brisbane-based studio. I don’t work full time… I work all of the time.

Who inspires you and your creative process?
I am forever inspired by nature and the varied colour palettes it has to offer. I love arrad landscapes – neutral tones, dry heat, vast horizons. It’s harsh and gentle all at once.

Ultimately I draw my inspiration from women like Georgia O’Keefe, Annie Leibovitz and Jane Goodall.

KR Light Bangle Stack of Five design by Kara Rosenlund

Himba Bangle and KR Travel Fragrance by Kara Rosenlund

KR X WOOTTEN COLLAB Leather Bag design by Kara Rosenlund

Tell us about your inspiration for creativity? 
I admire the ceramicist Bridget Bodenham, who exhibits at the Melbourne Finders Keepers. I’m attracted to her pace in life and her close connection to nature.

What goals do you have for your business over the next five years?
I just want more and more people to fall in love with Australia and the exotic landscape we have to offer. I love living in Australia.

KR Hand Knitted Tea Cosy designed by Kara Rosenlund

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