I just got a new puppy named Pumpkin, she a rescue puppy from a shelter and she makes me very, very, happy. I anticipate lots of upcoming art containing orange puppies!
My entire life I have had reoccuring dreams about colorful bees that love me.
I was the Jefferson County, Wisconsin Sheep Princess when I was 16.
I super-duper love my pack (puppy Pumpkin and boyfriend Matt)
The love of my Bianchi Bicycle has had a profound effect on my artwork.
What got you started crafting?
I have made art and crafted my entire life.
What is your source of inspiration?
I am as inspired in my art by childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as I am the urban community in which I now live. I am inspired by bicycles, street art, gardening, random found objects, collective endeavors that challenge hierarchy, acts of compassion, downright silliness, and things with wings.
What have you made recently?
My sweet dog Ella passed in June and I made a Memento Mori, (a framed shrine to a loved one who has passed) from my collection of antique letters fashioned into butterflies. I used the many letters of eloquent condolence in my collection and an antique handmade tramp art frame.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
Etsy and galleries thoughout the US and Canada.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
I like to support independent artists and crafters. I want to have items that have real value, not disposable plastic crap. I love to see the human hand (and heart) in the day to day items I use from my morning cup of coffee (hand thrown mug by a local artist I admire) to when I go to sleep at night under a quilt my grandma made.