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What’s your name? Pair it with an adjective that has the same first letter.
How long have you been crafting?
My whole life! My mom tells me that I practically came out of the womb with a paintbrush in hand!
What is your favorite thing about crafting?
How it connects me to all the strong, independent women in my family who taught me everything I know about crafting and how to turn these skills into creative resources to draw upon in times of need. I also love how crafting puts me into a state of "craftfulness" where I can relax and recharge and put aside any and all negative thoughts and just be one with myself.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever made?
A few years ago I painted a majestic tiger in pastels for the World Wildlife Foundation. I've painted many animals before, but that tiger is my absolute favorite and I am immensely proud of what I accomplished with that painting. It was a culmination of everything I learned about the medium and how my skills improved and perfected over the years.
What do you like about teaching people the art of “making things”?
I like to say that my mission in life is to bring the joy of crafting to as many people as possible. Teaching give me the opportunity to do just that, and I love to see how calm and focused my students become as they work in their projects and the sheer delight in their eyes when they proudly display the final work at the end of class.
If you could create with anyone, who would it be?
Anne Lister. I would love to craft and chat about how it was to break the rules of what a woman should be and dress like and to shatter traditional ideas and beliefs about 19th-century women and their sexuality.
When you aren't crafting, what are you doing?
Thinking about my next craft project!
Best music or playlist to listen while crafting?
I usually listen to audio books or podcasts when I'm crafting but if not that, it's probably 80's and early 90's playlists on Spotify.
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