While they are each known for their own creative practices, the meeting of Jess Blume and Marian Kelliher Scott can tell you a lot about them as a couple and as individuals; they’re independent yet devoted, artistic but also pragmatic, and they feed each other’s energy in a way only a soul mate can. Together, they create a relaxed way of life which strengthens their art, whether it be in weaving, carpentry, or even computer programming. We joined them for croissants and coffee on the weekend to find out more about their ideas, quirks, and plans for the future.
How did you both meet?
Jessica: We meet in 2013 at an art exhibition and then a few weeks later at a party, we immediately walked away from the crowd and talked all night then I dinked her home on my bike and we did pottery and drank tea until the sun came up, it was a whirl.
How would you describe what you do?
Jessica: Creatively, I have always worked with my hands, I have left uni half way through twice because I just miss it so much when I don't have the time but I have a found that now that podcasts exist, I can learn and listen while I weave and that is perfect for me. These days I mainly weave and dabble in painting and pottery but I am also working on getting my ethical clothing label off the ground which is also really exciting.
Marian: I'm trying to stay young at heart, be positive, support awesomeness and have good business vibes.
What's your favourite thing about your partner's practice?
J: I have always been impressed with Marian's ability to do anything she approaches brilliantly. That versatility and lateral thinking is such an amazing skill to have, whether its computer programming, carpentry or illustration - she approaches it the same way. Oh and the way she has no need to share it, or get praise! I am not like that at all haha.
M: I love and admire Jume's courage, integrity and kindness
Imagine you both moved to a new city - what would be the first thing you do to make to feel like home?
J: That's not true! Marian is always reading from her ever growing collection of 70's books on surfing, how to build your own house or do permaculture. I mainly read novels or non-fiction literature, and Marian mainly reads big information packed guides for a life well lived.
How far would you go for love?