Natalie Tyler

Natalie Tyler

A Secret Bunker, United Kingdom

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Community Inspiration Interview

Ok, so this is slightly weird because it’s the equivalent of interviewing myself, but so many people have answered the call, it seems rude not to put in the same amount of effort. Hopefully I can make it vaguely interesting …

1. What’s your favourite artistic tool or piece of equipment (past, present or dream)?
This goes firmly in the dream category. My Uncle gave this to me recently and I’d love to have a play around with it to see what I can come up with.

2. Which work are you most proud of and why?
A 5ft x 5ft canvas I painted back in school. I got to throw ink around and smear and blend paint with my hands and I worked on it for ages. It was the first time I experienced losing hours at a time while absorbed in being creative and I loved that feeling.

3. Which artwork by a fellow RB artist do you secretly wish you’d created and why?
This is a tough one but flicking through my favourites, I’m pretty much in awe of these. They just have that extra emotion or passion which is something that’s tricky to nail.

4. If you could learn any new creative skill or technique, what would it be?
Letterpress printing or how to sew properly. Cushion covers and trouser hems are about my limit.

5. If you could collaborate with any artist on RedBubble, who would it be?
People like Elsh or Tane would be interesting. Someone with a really mad creative brain who would surprise you with the results.

6. Finish this sentence: When I’m not being creative …
… I’m putting in crazy amounts of hours working for the RedBubble Community.

Bonus Question: Show us a photo of something that’s important to your creativity. It could be your workspace or studio, an image above your desk, an old sketchbook, the tool you mentioned in question one or anything else that tells us a little about you as an artist.

Lloyd Harvey kindly pointed out that this isn’t actually a question at all. But here goes. I’ve just moved house last week and my new space looks like a bomb has hit it but it’s getting there. I think I need a nice big table for the middle of the room. Hopefully I’ll be spending many hours here creating new things and getting my hands dirty again.

If you’d like to see how other bubblers have answered these questions, pop over here for more.



  • alwayslovedcc
    alwayslovedccover 4 years ago

    I really like this! gave me an interesting insight into what you do, and also some other great artists out there! thank you for sharing! :)

  • No worries alwayslovedcc. Thanks for dropping by :)

    – Natalie Tyler

  • scottimages
    scottimagesover 4 years ago

    I was wondering if you were going to answer your own questions. I’m very pleased you did:)
    I love looking at people’s workspaces….. it gives me a valid reason to practice a little voyeurism.
    Now….I like the strange little knitted doll, but I absolutely have to know what’s in the paper bag…..

  • The strange knitted doll is my first attempt at making a sock creature. The paper bag contains some old letterpress I picked up from Snooper’s Paradise in Brighton (UK). They taped the prices onto the sides so they need a little cleaning up!

    – Natalie Tyler

  • Elucidate
    Elucidateover 4 years ago

    i enjoyed this.
    insight into an artist’s mind.

  • Thanks Jordan. At times it’s almost as messy as that room :)

    – Natalie Tyler

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingover 4 years ago

    you don’t have to sew properlyjust go for it …it’s not that hard (I’ll give you some hints if you like, you know I have no fear and in years gone by I had absolutely no fear about sewing… I used to made loads of great stuff)
    and the big table will come in handy for sewing too!

  • I used to make the odd item of clothing when I was a teenager. Luckily it was the ‘grunge years’ so my sewing skills didn’t need to be too great! But I’ve always thought it would be cool to try a few more things. Next time I’m tempted to tackle a project, I might seek some advice! :)

    – Natalie Tyler

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 4 years ago

    thoroughly enjoyed it Natalie! thanks for sharing!

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 4 years ago

    cool interview!!

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 4 years ago

    “losing hours at a time while absorbed in being creative”.. nothing comes close to this kind of happy! :)
    Great interview and idea Nat, this whole thing rocks!!

  • scottimages
    scottimagesover 4 years ago

    Ahh, the paper bag explains answer 4. (not than it needed explanation) Snoopers Paradise looks like heaven….. I’d have lots of paper bags :))

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...over 4 years ago

    Great read Nat! :D

  • Zombie Rust
    Zombie Rustover 4 years ago

    Nice one Nat! Well read!