“There is no right or wrong way to approach art making. There are no rules. ”
“I feel humbled knowing that something I have created is a part of someone's everyday life.”
Why is making handmade goods important to you?
Creating handmade goods is an honor. I have the opportunity to be a part of every process, from creating the design to packaging the item. Every single item is touched by my hand, right down the tape that seals the box. The idea that something I have created is now off to live with someone halfway around the world and be a part of their everyday life is humbling.
Walk us through your production/design process.
My process is truly trial and error. I get a lot of my inspiration from patterns that exist in the world. Whether it’s a shadow or a beautifully tiled floor. I take that image and start crocheting prototypes. While some work and some don’t, I learn from each and every mistake and success.
Who or what inspires you to do the work that you do? Why?
From an Artist standpoint, I’m inspired by anyone who takes their future into their own hands, and does what they love regardless of the challenges that come along. I also get inspiration from my son. I’m in a position to show him that you can be whatever you want in this world. I’m a firm believer that success manifests itself in different forms. It’s not about money; it’s about how we choose to live our lives.