Today's interviews are with Felix & Jayne and mywireempire. Hope you enjoy it!
Name: Cristi Martin
What do you make? one of a kind handbags and sewn accessories
How did you learn your art/craft? My mom and grandma both taught me how to sew, though I was never very good at following pattern directions so I just started making my own.
Where do you get your inspiration from? Everything!
Do you have a "real world" job? No, I feel so lucky that I'm able to support myself doing something I love!
Your five favorite things: feta-stuffed green olives, hoodies, This American Life, The Runcible Spoon, and cacti
Who are your favorite artists/crafters?
I love love love....
Ornamental Things http://ornamentalthings.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc
Megan Lee Designs http://www.meganleedesigns.com/
Nate Duval http://www.nateduval.com/
Ashely Goldberg http://www.etsy.com/shop/ashleyg
Where can we find you?
Dwelling Spaces - Tulsa
Collected Thread - Oklahoma City
Blue 7 - Oklahoma City
The Felt Bird
Business Name: mywireempire
What do you make? digital illustrations of animals, chairs & landscapes. abstract, mixed-media paintings. handmade silk 'palette petals.'
How did you learn your art/craft? i graduated from college with a major in painting & drawing and took some time off from art-making shortly after. a couple of years later, i was frustrated that i couldn't approach art the same way & turned to sewing. fabric became an absolute obsession. one day, i scanned a drawing and some fabric swatches into my computer and began layering & editing the image. i must say it was love at first sight!
Your five favorite things: thunderstorms, thrifting, creating, libraries & my children's laughter.
Who are your favorite artists/crafters? richard diebenkorn, charles harper, karin olah & so many lovelies from etsy!
Where can we find you? mywireempire.etsy.com & melbry.etsy.com