作者：Katie Smith 2015-11-26 11:28
Are you an Indie Artist/Do you sell you handmade items?
Yes, I am the creator of Gracemere Woods! I make hand painted and burned images on wood slices.
When/why did you decide to sell your work?
I had worked for other artists and businesses, and though I learned a lot from them, it never felt like I was on the right path. I’ve always had a strong pull to pursue my own vision through the arts, and finally took the plunge. And I’m so glad I did.
Gracemere Woods was a hobby that my boyfriend and I started last year to get though the long Winter season. He collected, cut, and sanded the wood down, and I wood burned and painted on them. We didn’t know it then, but that’s how Gracemere Woods was born.
What does the term “Indie”mean to you?“
Indie means having the courage, grit, and perseverance to put your unique self out there. It means working really hard because you’re doing what you love. I have a lot of respect and admiration for indie artists and how fearless and hardworking they are. I take inspiration from that.
What inspires you?
Where I live mostly. I live in the woods, surrounded by the magic of illuminated night skies and forest animals. I’m inspired by dreams, as well as just meeting talented people who are also pursuing what they love.