It's been awhile since I've done a featured maker article here so this one is a triple feature!
Laura of Pogoshop:
Danna of Groundwork:
Jen of Corduroy:
Laura, Danna and Jen Ray are all artists who really delight me and I often check in on their shops for a jolt of happiness and inspiration. When I made the connection that they are all related (Laura is the mother of Jen and Danna) I just couldn't believe that one family contained such a potent dose of talent! Naturally, I had lots of questions....
Danna: Hot teas, fresh herbs, handmade imperfections, saturated color, graphic patterns, scandinavian design, small worn objects, small fuzzy creatures. I try to surround myself with these in our home, so they naturally appear in my work. I'm always trying to balance my love of minimalism and scratchy imperfections with graphic pattern and saturated color.
I'm curious if you make other types of things besides what you have for sale in your shops. Also,what occupies your time when you are not making art?
The conclusions I've drawn from this interview:
1. The Rays are as fantastic as I suspected and extra nice.
2. If I ever decide to make some kids, I should try to build a log cabin first.
I really appreciate that Jen, Danna and Laura took the time to write such thoughtful responses. They are fascinating ladies and seem like lots of fun. If I wasn't already so attached to my family; I'd totally be trying to convince them to adopt me.