I have to mention how wonderfully lovely the online craft community is. Their encouragement and their own creativity inspire me daily.
1) I live in Sydney, Australia, I'm orginally from Minnesota, but call Portland, OR home.
2) Bacon makes everything tastier. No! The tastiest!
3) I'm studying to be a therapist.
4) I'm easily distracted by...hey look, a sparkly bird tutorial!
What got you started crafting?
I've been pretty creative all my life. The earliest artistic memory I have is trying to draw every animal in the animal encyclopedia we had. I was either going to be an artist or a marine biologist. I'll let you guess what actually happened. I went to art school for graphic design and worked in the field for five years before going back to school for psychology. My blog is now my creative outlet where I get to be creative in many different ways: art, craft, DIY tutorials, beauty, and closet creations (outfits).
What is your source of inspiration?
The natural world, but with a twist. Neon antlers, you bet. The milky way on a hoodie, oh yeah.
What have you made recently?
I recently made a hair clip poinsettia for the holiday season. With the merriest time of the year upon us, and being that I reside in a sunny place in the world, I needed a reminder of the upcoming presentfest. It can be worn in the hair, on a scarf, on a belt, or hooked to a cardigan or jacket.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my art, mostly ink drawings and watercolor paintings, on etsy. More crafty projects may be sold there soon if the interest is there.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
First, PRICE! If I can make it myself I sure will. I'm far too cheap...ahem...ah...frugal to buy it when I can make it. A student budget doesn't lend itself to buying unnecessary items, but I can sure make them! Second, it's a great way for me to make time for myself and my creative streak. I'm training and working in the allied health field and I need an outlet that is mine alone as a part of my self-care (avoiding burnout). This is it!