How to be good at being bad at something

The Craft Show Cherry POP

First. Craft show. Ever. Took me years to muster up the courage to do this. It just took trying to conquer years of insecurity, lack of direction, and one spray painted iron board later WALA I spent 7 hours standing in front of my measly wares watching people respond to a variety of my work… Continue reading The Craft Show Cherry POP

How to be good at being bad at something

Objects Worthy of Life?

Creatives who make objects have a responsibility. There needs to be a balance between the desire to create and the desire not to add more junk to the endless human junk-pile. Society is so full of stuff. There is such an emphasis and obsession with physical objects. That makes sense since we are physical beings… Continue reading Objects Worthy of Life?

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Sewing Under Pressure Sucks

  Having an idea and creating a object is a bit like traveling through dimensions. You have to go from your imagination to reality. I feel like I get lost on that trek more often than not. In my imagination everything is both possible and looks amazing on me. But when I go to make… Continue reading Sewing Under Pressure Sucks

How to be good at being bad at something

Why being a Tortured Artist is Dumb

Maker Marathon Week Three edited! When I was in art school I made this ridiculous project for a photo class. I cannot find a picture of the final project (it is literally driving me crazy and my parents crazy who I keep bugging about it) but here is the image of the very first draft. It… Continue reading Why being a Tortured Artist is Dumb

How to be good at being bad at something

Maker Marathon Week 2

So this necklace is based off a thaumatrope toy that was apparently popular in the 19th century blablabla persistence of vision information information information. I literally have no idea how to pronounce that word I didn’t even know what it was called. It was in a movie once for two seconds and I fell in… Continue reading Maker Marathon Week 2

How to be good at being bad at something

Maker Marathon Week 1

The Storyteller Wallet was created because I couldn’t find what I wanted in the world, so I tried to figure out how to make it. I think this is the motivation for most makers. I wanted a wallet that was feminist, fun, and functional. I had to go through many many many versions until I… Continue reading Maker Marathon Week 1