Meet Aubry from Hello Maypole!

Today, I’m excited to feature one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram– for all kinds of inspiration, but especially for creativity and home decor inspiration! Aubry Bennion is the creative side-hustler behind Hello Maypole and I think you’re going to love what she has to say.

You can find Aubry on Instagram at @aubryeliz.

Why is creating important to you?

Creating is in my bones – it’s not negotiable. I grew up a the feet of a creative mother – at the dinner table that was transformed into a production machine with glue gun strings and fabric scraps… always followed by Saturdays at craft shows (we’ve elevated them to “markets” now, but they’re craft shows forever in my mind!) Beyond the “crafting” influence I had in my home growing up, every woman in my family is a master at her craft. Artists, weavers, bakers, seamstresses. They’re not just “creative” or “handy”… they’re m a s t e r s. If I’m going to be a Bennion woman, I’ve got a lot of learning left to do.

Would you label yourself as “creative”?

My mom wasn’t the only creative one in my home. My dad threw pottery in his free time and later became a photographer. My brothers were all artists and photographers as well. Creating was encouraged in our home growing up, nearly above all else.

When you are in a creative funk, what do you do to reignite your creativity?

I play with colors. I create color schemes based on images I love – from Pinterest, travels, old photos, etc. Color is the ultimate inspiration to me.

What is your favorite creative activity that someone might not expect?

I recently learned how to make polymer clay earrings and I’m nothing short of obsessed! I have more earrings than I can wear in a year… but I can’t help but make more. It’s the color mixing and shaping with my hands that really gets me going.

Who do you follow on Instagram for creative inspiration?

Guess what! Not many! I use instagram primarily as a way to connect to people I know in real life. But a few favorites are @saltandconfetti, @designlovefest@cakebycourtney, and @houselarsbuilt.

Do you have any other thoughts on creativity that you’d like to add?

As far as being a money-making creative, I set a clear goal from the beginning that I would only do it if it was both lucrative AND fun. The second it quit being either one of those things, I was out. I can’t force the creativity, so I didn’t want to slap my name on sub-par material and pretend to be proud of it. Thankfully, we’re still chugging.

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