I’ve been obsessed with making cards lately. So that’s what I’ve been making….cards. Greeting Cards. Birthday Cards. Thank you cards. Baby show invites.
phd student in literature, photography addict. hardcore foodie. health nut.
What got you started crafting?
I love anything that makes my soul spin and itches my mind. Anything art related has always done that for me. Whether it's photography, painting, knitting, paper goods. I love it all. I've always been making things since I could get my hands on a pair of scissors but what got me doing it full time is graduate school. A phd is a full time job. It's consuming in every imaginable way....so I needed an outlet outside of academia. Crafting allows me to have my own space that didn't revolve around deadlines, papers, research, books, all of which are under a constant microscope for improvement and perfection. Making things allows me to be well, me. No judgement but my own.
What is your source of inspiration?
Everything. Yes, it's a cliche but really, everything. My mind is running at break neck speed 24/7.
What have you made recently?
I've been obsessed with making cards lately. So that's what I've been making....cards. Greeting Cards. Birthday Cards. Thank you cards. Baby show invites.
I love color so all my cards lately have been bod colors and patterns. I also love layers and embellishments. It's the little details that I enjoy adding to my work, whether it's stitching or scalloped edges.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my things on etsy.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Why note handmade? There's something intoxicating owning something that someone poured their heart into opposed to some item a machine shoots out. I'm just big on local and handmade items in general. You're helping people do what they enjoy so I just can't see any wrong scenario.