Emilie caught up with the very talented Amy Brown of Cult Milk to ask her some questions about her creative endeavours and passion for inclusivity to play, create and learn. Enjoy and head on down to Monthly Milk at Patterns!
If a human was to describe what you did to another human, what would you want them to say?
I would hope that they’d say CULT MILK put on really fun art events that are full of the loveliest creative people. Arty Goodness glitter vibes and cocktails for all.
Why do you do, what you do?
I really believe that everyone has the right to play, create and learn. It’s what drove me to create a platform for others to showcase their creative talents, test run workshops, exhibit art and meet other like minded people. Believing in this vision has allowed me to meet so many kind and wonderfully talented people, it’s also meant that CULT MILK has grown into something beyond my own making, which is really exciting. I get to work with incredible artists who are now all really close friends, which makes for a really supportive atmosphere.
As well as being an artist/illustrator/speaker/teacher you organize Monthly Milk at Patterns – what’s been your biggest compliment about MM?
Monthly Milk has been one of the most lovely surprises – I am always genuinely moved when people choose to spend their Sunday with us. The vibe is always super positive but I guess the biggest compliment is when people say they’re going to come back and they actually do! We change up the workshops every month so there’s always something new to explore for our regulars.
We’re very excited to see what you have up your sleeve with Cult Milk, the agency, tell us a bit about that?
CULT MILK started as a complete DIY exploration in art events but we’re now getting a lot more corporate work around Brighton and London so The Agency is a way of saying thank you to the artists who have been with me since the beginning. When a museum or school gets in touch I can recommend someone from the agency as I know they’ll do a fantastic job and teach in an inspiring way.
What advice would you give to aspiring artists/creative event organisers?
If you have a dream or a feeling; a gut vibe, whatever it is that keeps popping into your head, listen to it and find a way of acting on it. It’s ok to start slow or go the long way around; it’s putting yourself out there that is the important part. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or share your vision – there are many like minded thinkers out there looking for a similar journey.
Lastly, show us your workspace, pretty please 😉
We are taking a month off from Monthly Milk because we’ll be at Shambala Festival but we will be back for Sunday 25th September 2pm-8pm for Monthly Milk X Brighton Digital Festival.
Our next series of workshops is called CULT DIY – A chance for DIY beginners to develop their confidence and skill set whilst making bespoke Pinterest inspired items for the home and garden. These workshops will be taught by CULT MILK’s Eli Harston + Becky Bick