Nature and practicality. The great outdoors inspire and enrich my soul with the beauty and majesty of it all. And practicality is my middle name – so I love to find practical ways to use things. So here the two get married together in a great partnership.
Alicia M Shober
I grew up in Ecuador, I help awesome small and world changing non-profits with their websites in my free time, I play the bass guitar, I love to wander outdoors.
What got you started crafting?
I decided that I love photography, but I really missed the aspect of working with my hands. Since photography went digital, it's all on the computer. I used to work a lot in a darkroom. I wanted to get the best of both worlds so now I take photos and make them mainly into awesome coasters.
What is your source of inspiration?
Nature and practicality. The great outdoors inspire and enrich my soul with the beauty and majesty of it all. And practicality is my middle name - so I love to find practical ways to use things. So here the two get married together in a great partnership.
What have you made recently?
I have been make coasters - something I have found that many people love having. I really enjoy making them out of stone tiles from Italy. I use an ink transfer technique which makes the photos look transparent against the stone. It makes for a very classy looking coaster. You almost don't want to set your glass on them they are so pretty.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell on Artfire and at a few craft fairs in the fall. But anyone can special order prints or coasters or almost anything you can think of on my website.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Handmade gets us back to the artisans - to the people that care about their product. It also makes sure that people aren't buying products made by slave labor or by people who aren't getting a fair wage. Not to mention that everything is a one of a kind item - which adds value and individuality to your home.
Alicia M Shober