For me, buying and selling handmade is an effort to support crafters and artists like me that felt a calling to create. Art is incredibly important to me. I know that each handmade item I buy has helped to support – however little – an artist.
When I became a preschool teacher, I wanted the kids to make crafts that the parents would want to keep. I believe in the motto every preschool teacher uses: “It’s the process, not the product”. But I also didn’t want them to make something the parents would cringe at and wait until their little dumpling was asleep before the project… View Post
Handmade just can’t be beat. I walk into stores and most of the time am amazed that people buy all that stuff. Not only do I appreciate the unique aspect of handmade items, but I value that a person has breathed life into something and cared for each detail of its execution from start to finish.
I like to support people doing what they love. I know that handmade artists are following their passions, and I want to be a part of that. I like knowing that my item was made by a real person and not a machine. I also like things that are different and not mass produced.
I’m really excited about the two soon-to-be-unveiled sets I’m working on now: the first is a series of classic British icons; the second pays homage to Sherlock Holmes.
Gooco Goodness + Recycled Paper Stock + Imagination= Happiness! Now, you may be saying to yourself (as I was) – what the h-e-double hockey sticks is a Gocco? Well, my friends, a Gocco is a Japanese style of printing that (without going into too much of the gory detail) basically allows you to do your own screenprinting at home. While… View Post
I get an indescribable joy out of making things with my hands. I love coming up with projects for myself, just so I can see a completed “something” at the end, after starting with a bunch of different pieces that seemed to be unrelated. It’s the process of taking things are different & organizing them in a way that makes… View Post