Makers Corner: Stella Salumaa of Burglar Cat

Who is Burglar Cat? 

Burglar Cat is a one-woman undertaking and is based in East London, UK. But originally I am from beautiful Estonia.
I was drawing cats being naughty burglars for my very first attempt  screen printing and that is when Burglar Cat was born.
It is now developed into hand painted tote bags, prints, comic books, playing cards etc.
I love anything silly and that is how I like to draw and illustrate.

Can you tell us what inspired you to became a maker and please describe the making process?

As far as I can remember, I have always loved making and drawing things. I usually just draw something and I get ideas from around me.

What is it like owning your own business or like many, juggling multiple jobs?

I work full time as an animator and I do my own artwork on the side. It can be difficult and tiring, but it’s definitely worth it and makes me happy.

Can you impart a quote or words of wisdom to inspire?

Always do something . Draw, paint or whatever medium it is that you like. It might not always come out perfect. But keep at it until you do something you love, then it’s all good.

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