Q: Tell us a little about yourself & your background in the arts & crafts world:
The arts have always been a huge presence in my life. I studied Ballet and Apparel Design in College. I have had a sting passion for crafting since I was a little one, with a particular interest in Yarn crafts.
Q: What / who is your biggest inspiration?
My customers, they inspire me to always strive to do more. They are the reason we introduced Lula School.
Q; How did you get into your position in the arts & crafts world?
I saved my pennies and opened my dream store in 2003. :-) A collection of thousands of crafters under one roof. My teaching credentials for Lula School are from personal crafting experience, and passion for craft.
Q: Tell us about a few favorites of yours:
Some current favorites are Mods Best Friend, Lo & Chlo, Something Blue, Chez Gagne Letterpress, Life is Funny LA.. I could go on and on haha
Q: What do you love most about the handmade movement?
The uniqueness and individuality that comes from each piece. It adds a heartbeat to a gift.
Q: What is the most important feature in an artist's application for you?
Passion for their craft & individuality.
Q: What are you most looking forward to in being a part of the Jackalope Arts jury?
To be a part of such a beautiful growing community, and to stand by the side of an organization that is helping these crafters to grow and reach their dreams. Such an honor.
Q: Where can we find out more about you?