Sunday, December 16, 2007

Featured Artist: Purple Snowpeas

1.Tell me a bit about yourself (name, location, affiliations, personal stuff).

Kathryn Short, live in Baltimore, grew up outside NYC, degrees in Photography and Art Education; enjoy hiking, camping, and traveling; art teacher; cat lover.

2. What inspires you? Where do your ideas come from?

Photography: I like to capture my observations of the world around me. I am inspired mostly by my adventures out in nature.
Knitting: I like creating my own patterns as I knit. I'm driven by my love of pattern and texture.

3. What is your favourite thing in your shop and why?

My favorite items in my shop right now are the note cards I just added and my loopy hats. The loopy hats are my favorite to make. I especially enjoy when friends request a hat and give me a main color that they like and come up with the secondary colors and the stitches based on what I think would be good for that person.

4. Creatively, where do you think you'll be in five years?

In 5 years I will still be creating. Photography and knitting have been a big part of my life for a while now so I'm sure I will continue with both of them. I hope my shop will be busy and people will continue to enjoy my work.

5. What is the best homemade item you have ever bought?

My favorite handmade item is a gift from a friend. She created a purse for me that she designed and sewed. It is brown on the outside and has a silky blue flower material on the inside. I love it and people always ask about it.

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