Monday, October 27, 2008
How/when did you become an artisan?
Hmm, that's a hard one to pinpoint. Kim's brother showed her how to use a 35mm camera back in 1986. She's been glued to her cameras ever since. I've never been good at working for other people and have been running my own businesses since 1996. Kim and I joined forces when we met outside Coffeetime on NW 21st in 2004. Kim and I started started selling her photos on wooden panels at last Thursday & 1st Thursday in 2006. From there we joined the Saturday Market and out of that Plywerk was born.
What do you enjoy most about artisan markets and craft fairs?
Meeting other artisans and crafty people. They inspire us and remind us to keep going even when you're not sure how your going to buy your next sheet of Plywood.
Who inspires you and your work?
Life, people and the universe!
What do you do for fun in Portland?
Hike, drink coffee, read, ride, play with our nephews and nieces, meet new people (ALL the time), bump into people you know (ALL the time), play boardgames at the pub, etc...
What do you do when you are not crafting?
Think about how we might one day be able to buy a house if we just keep on crafting.
Paxe, Laos (Kim) & Leiden, the Netherlands (Kjell) but now Portland, OR!
Describe your paradise?
A beach somewhere warm with very few people, no TV, no internet, no iPhone reception, a good book, good music and plenty of yummy food and drink.
Posted by Irvington Artisan Market at 7:56 PM
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
How/when did you become an artisan? I started Sugar Lily in the Summer of 2005.
Who inspires you and your work? I am endlessly inspired by my fellow crafters: Jenny Hart, Apak, Amy Butler, Lotta Jansdotter and Jill Bliss are a few of my all-time favorites.
What do you do for fun in Portland? I spend most of my time thrifting for treasures with my husband. When I'm not doing that, i'm most likely walking our two Boston Terriers around our NE Portland neighborhood or cooking something new!
What do you do when you are not crafting? That's pretty easy - I am a thrift store JUNKIE. You will most likely find me at the bins if i'm not at home. I *heart* junk.
Hometown? Portland, Oregon Native!
Describe your paradise: I have been all over the world...but I love it here the most. It's my true paradise. I can't imagine living anywhere else.
Posted by Irvington Artisan Market at 8:13 PM