How did you start in the handmade community?
As an art student, I sold paintings and drawings to friends and family, and also sold items during school holiday shows and my senior art show. When I started Wandering Ink, I had the support of friends and family who were interested in purchasing my designs shortly after I started screen printed. I received many sales through Etsy, and then started my own website. The summer after getting my LLC, I started doing my first markets.
What or who inspires you?
I'm inspired by hiking, camping, climbing, and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer.
What makes your work unique and truly your own?
My shirts are hand printed in small batches using eco-friendly water-based ink. All of my designs currently use two ink colors, which requires considerable skill and patience to assure they are properly lined up. I have an excellent eye for detail and quality control. As a one person business, my duties include design, printing, product photography, model photography, tagging, shipping, accounting, building and maintaining my website, social media marketing, and much more.
What can we expect to see from you at the Jackalope Art & Craft Fair?
At Jackalope Art & Craft Fair, I will have a variety ofsoft, light weight, comfortable. outdoor themed tees for fitness minded men and women, lots of tanks, and my newly added selection of kids' shirts.
Check out wandering ink at our Summer Denver Fair in August!