Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm Storqued!

I'm storqued! I'm featured in the Storque, on Etsy, that is. They've featured my Grace Backpack in a story called "The New Old School"

Where this isn't the first time that I have been included in the Storque in one way or another, it's is my favorite feature. What the brief article states is exactly what I set out to do - I wanted to bring traditional western tooling into the 21st century. It is a craft that many have forgotten, or think is outdated, and it deserves a revival!

That's all for now... Artist's statement still to come. I promise.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My first fellowship application

So I have to laugh at myself because now it's been darned near three months since my last post. I have no excuse, really. I switched jobs, but I'm still working full-time. I just now have Mondays off. I guess what it comes down to is, I have been busy enjoying myself. Life, as it should be.

Well, the news around these parts is twofold - the first exciting thing is that I have been doing a series of collaborations with Andes Cruz ( but maybe that's not such new news. It has been happening for a few months, but right now there is a large line of buckles in my studio waiting for belts to match. I will be working on these in the next few weeks and you should see many belt and buckle combinations to come.

The second piece of big news is that I just finished my very first fellowship application ever. Writing the resume component was a little, well, humbling since I really don't have an artistic career to speak of, which is fine because I like to consider myself a crafter. I always want my work to be used, abused, and enjoyed, and I think to do that (at least the first two) it really has to be craft. So, anyway, the resume fit on a page, and the entire bibliography section was blogs that people were nice enough to feature me in. So, a big huge THANK YOU to all you bloggers who were nice enough to give me a shout-out. There are/were a lot of you, and I really do appreciate you. Not only would I not have the customer/fan base I do without you, but I'd have no bibliography section in my resume!

I also wrote an artist's statement, which I will post at a later date. And, with the help of my facebook friends, selected ten works to submit with the application. In no particular order, here they are (because I promised I would share). Enjoy.