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What Inspires Myléne Hillam - Jewelry Maker

Posted by Marcea
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Writer, designer, teacher, gardener – all of these describe Australian artist Myléne Hilliam. Myléne’s curiosity and enthusiasm have led her to a career that spans from working with leather to teaching young children how to work with resin. Read on to learn more about how Myléne (pronounced ‘Mill-lane’ as in Mill Lane Studios, which she owns) got started in the industry, what she loves about teaching others and her “have no boundaries” approach to making jewelry.How did you get started in the [Read More...]

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What inspires Brad Kohlbrecher- The Fly Tyer?

Posted by Chaya C
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We were lucky enough to connect with the fly tying extraordinaire, Brad Kohlbrecher. Brad belongs to the fly fishing group, Ozark Fly Fishers, who are based in Missouri. The club meets at least once a month to discuss topics related to fly fishing, fly tying, and the conservation of local waters. They host numerous events each year. Their latest one is an annual banquet and auction, where all proceeds will go towards funding guest speakers, conservation programs and educational programs for the [Read More...]

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What inspires Ted Scutti - The Sugar Artist?

Posted by Jessica
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Cake designers Ted Scutti and Adam Starkey have a passion for creativity and are both amazing sugar artists at Sugar Sugar Cake Studio. They have done everything from wrapping a cake in Swarovski crystals to sculpting a purse out of cake! After talking to Ted, we quickly learned that building these edible masterpieces isn’t always a piece of cake… And, that if you want to make a bold statement with your work, then you can’t be afraid to get a little crazy.Your cakes are elaborate, personal and [Read More...]

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What inspires Rebecca Yaker -- One-Yard Wonders Co-Author

Posted by Jessica
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Ever wonder what you could sew with just one yard of fabric? Rebecca Yaker (formerly known as the “Sock Monkey Lady”) and co-author Patricia Hoskins can show you 303 awesome ways to turn your fabric stash into something wonderful. Check out this great interview with Rebecca where you’ll learn about what inspires her, knitting for the Super Bowl, shoe making and more!What was the inspiration for the One-Yard Wonders series?The inspiration had a little bit to do with the publisher.... I’m a [Read More...]

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What inspires Mary Anne Radmacher -- Inspirational Apronary?

Posted by Jessica
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Mary Anne Radmacher is an inspiring apronary whose words and art dance with movement and meaning. What’s an apronary you ask? Read on to find out. This cool term might apply to you, too! So much of your work is a mixture of words and art. Which comes first – the words or the art?As in most relationships, it’s not 100 percent either way. They (words and art) are in a relationship with each other, though they emerge from two different parts of me.When I write, most of the time my work and words [Read More...]

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What inspires Andrea Currie -- the Craft Wars Champ?

Posted by Jessica
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Think you could craft with your significant other? Maybe even write a book with them? Andrea Currie – Craft Wars Champ and incredibly creative designer – and her husband Cliff did just that in their new book The Crafter’s Book Of Clever Ideas. Thumb through the pages of this he said/she said craft book and you’re sure to find fun projects for everyone in the family. Learn more about what inspires Andrea, her thoughts on what’s trending in the craft world and why it’s better to craft with a [Read More...]

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What inspires Kathy Cano-Murillo - The Crafty Chica?

Posted by Jessica
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We’re still smiling from our interview with the Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo. Her positive outlook, passion for creativity and zest for life come through in everything she touches – from her signature love shrines to her carefully crafted novels. Get ready to put a smile on your face, too!We are so inspired by your mission – “To spread positivity through creativity.” Tell us more about this incredible statement.Originally I didn’t quite know what my theme was. I just loved to use bright [Read More...]

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What inspires Margot Potter?

Posted by Jessica
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If you’re looking for no holds barred, uniquely creative point of view, may we introduce you to the incomparable and so-fun-to-talk-to Margot Potter -- a.k.a. the Impatient Crafter!Where do you look for inspiration?For me, it is everywhere. I will say my fave resource is vintage magazines – the colors, composition, the design. They never cease to get my creative juices flowing.When and where do you feel most creative?I need it to be quiet – not a lot of stimulation and not too much distraction – [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Tim Bruckner

Posted by Autumn
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Tim Bruckner, one of the pioneers of the comics/fantasy toy field has worked for companies such as Kenner, Gentle Giant and DC Direct, as well as companies such as Maxx Factor, Hallmark, American Greeting, and The Franklin Mint. You can check him out here. When did you start sculpting? How did you come to choose this art form?It's an old story.  I started sculpting when I was about seven. In the old days… and I mean before color TV, even – there was this odd candy treat.  A wax tube, maybe five [Read More...]

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