“Handmade over mass production, and over all those other products largely available….Handmade is more a legacy and tradition worth the while to take back and pass down, its techniques connected to our earlier days and years. The things we made, the stuff we broke.”
A full time vegan, poet, artist and woman.
In love with languages.
Frontal and thorough when inspired.
What got you started crafting?
I got into needles and yarn through sheer curiosity. I learned my first crochet stitch in Spanish while I was working in a barber shop in Queens, New York. Funny, but my cousin always said that people with neat penmanship are good with knives and swords (so I take it needles are just as sharp and intimidating in the creative way!)
What is your source of inspiration?
Our memories: childhood memories, the language we dearly speak and nature's colorful and tasteful palette are a constant and renewable source of wonder and inspiration.
What have you made recently?
I am just getting through finishing two special orders of my Xocolate Bears new edition, which are going to Costa Rica. Both orders are reconnecting me with childhood friends and grade school teachers.
Our Xocolate Bears new edition: we kept present "make away with what you have" Not only creativity counts but the materials, resources and ingenuity putting them all together. Is all about been resourceful in the face of adversity, eco-consciousness and rough econimics! With this edition we celebrate being raised into a family with endless creativity and resourcefulness
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my projects on Etsy. In local shops and in our hometown San Jose, Costa Rica in La Tienda Eñé a shop supporting local indie and urban designers, artisans and artists.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Handmade over mass production, and over all those other products largely available. Handmade by choice to keep our creative and critical side active, to balance and renovate while innovating ourselves every day. Handmade is more a legacy and tradition worth the while to take back and pass down, its techniques connected to our earlier days and years. The things we made, the stuff we broke. Handmade is the milestones we will all like to share. Going back and supporting handmade will keep creativity at edge and sharp.