Nest Wendy Polish = Bringing Folk Love our Homes August 29, 2012 by Shiva Rose Wendy Polish reminds me of how many things I want to do! Her designs and talents are endless, so much so that I couldn't decide which of her treasures to post about! She designs linens, stationary, candles, dolls and more. She is a local lady and her charming designs fill me with cheer. Her candle line Le Feu De L'eau that she hand crafts with Jo Strettell is also extraordinary. My favorite scent being of course Profound Rose. 1) What inspired you to start your line? I wanted to create objects for the home that lift your spirit and could tell a story. I have always been inspired by the crafts from indigenous cultures and how they would communicate their stories or beliefs through the imagery they wove into their rugs and painted on ceramics. Right now I love working with graphics that represent the sky and earth. I like the idea of bringing symbols of the outdoors into our living space with unique patterns and bold colors. 2) Not only do you design linens and cards but you also have an amazing candle line. Do you feel Los Angeles is a good place to be an artisan? Absolutely. Everyone within the community is very supportive. I am surrounded by talented people and we all help one another in different ways...I most likely couldn't do everything I am doing without collaborating with other L.A. artists. Also, Los Angeles is loaded with supplies and resources. We have just about everything at our finger tips. Where else can you buy belgian linen, candle wicks & printmaking supplies all within a few miles. 3) Where is your favorite local place to eat? Sage Organic Vegan Bistro in Echo Park 4) What book is on your night stand? Does my husband's screenplay count? 5) Are you a mermaid or forest fairy? Forest Fairy from the Lolo National Forest 6) What are you presently inspired by? Peruvian textiles, folklore, intergalactic space & my daughter.