Watch Patience Brewster describe her artistic process, the design of her unique collectibles, and the development of her business.
Patience Brewster, best known as the creator of Krinkles ™, is an applauded children's picture book author, painter, designer of gift cards and of whimsical, one-of-a-kind gifts and collectibles. Her unique artistic vision has gained the attention of respected international collectors and celebrities.
In a recent article in Where Women Create magazine, Patience noted how it all began in her childhood.
"I was fortunate to grow up in a creative, resourceful family that was honorable, and very respectful of their environment. An important part of my youth was the time I spent with animals. I drew and made little creatures from shells and my mother's fabric snippets. My creative space was the floor, the beach, the lawn."
Everything Patience makes is brought to life from her own original artwork. Her thoughtfully developed process is hands-on from start to finish — from drawings to carved wood models to the plaster molds, the intricate painting and the appointing of final details. The results are miniature, lighthearted masterpieces infused with uncommon detail.
Since beginning her career authoring and illustrating children's books, Patience has shared insights with aspiring children's book authors and illustrators of all types. She continues to work on her card line, paintings for gallery exhibits, and ornament collections.