Until recently, since moving from the mountains of Asheville, I've found it difficult to maintain momentum. After closing my riverside studio and leaving my artist community for a small town alongside the place I was born, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do...
Continue making jewelry? Get rid of all the supplies and tools I've collected over the years and hand them over to some more dedicated and worthy craftsperson? Work on new designs for a while without the pressure to sell...and then decide?
Maybe I would go back to school and get my master's in some super niche creative writing department and focus my studies on the manifestation of patriarchy in early 20th century literature. Maybe I would write an environmental essay that would convince the world of the evil behind plastic water bottles.
Maybe I would just drink a lot of coffee.
Moving to Carrboro was initially about helping family, but it became an overall re-set for me in a lot of unexpected ways. I had been trudging along creatively for a while. Asheville was the place where I tried lots of different mediums, techniques, and business models, and once I got to Carrboro, I knew I needed to choose whether I was going to take my craft(s) seriously and really build something for myself, by myself, or buy into something bigger than me.
So I took a break.
I got into advertising.
And I love it.
But I can't stop thinking about purling, stringing, and stitching. So I've begun again, and as usual, I'm planning on doing it all :)
Everybody who knows me knows I try to take on far too many projects, but believe it or not, y'all, I've narrowed it down to just two -- advertising, and jewelry-making. And lucky for me, they're not mutually exclusive.
So this is my new site...again. I hope you like it. I plan on filling it with lots of tutorials, DIY knitting patterns, and insights of making, fabricating, and creating. So tay tuned. And if you feel like getting updates without having to check back, maybe sign up for my weekly newsletter? I promise not to send it more than once / week and pinky-swear to fill it with lots of great stuff you want.