Wednesday, August 12, 2009

White Owl-Recycled/Repurposed Jewelry


Ohhh so lovely, I thought as I ran across this jewelry from White Owl while on Flickr the other day. I found myself just staring at it, wanting more. I decided I needed to know more about the artists and asked for an interview.

The artists are sisters Courtney and Christina Spivak. They create beautiful jewelry pieces using new and recycled/repurposed materials and put them into fabulous vignettes. Courtney has a background in film and teaches film at Wayne State University. Christina has a degree in art and a background in commercial photography and styling. What a fabulous combination!

Cecil:How did you get started in your line of work?

WO:We have been collaborating on creative projects forever, and started making jewelry together a couple of years ago. We only started our Etsy shop after people started to inquire about purchasing online.

Cecil:Do you do this full-time?

WO:Although Courtney still teaches full time, White Owl is fast becoming a full time job for Christina because business is really picking up.

Cecil:What is your favorite piece in your shop?

WO: It's so hard to choose a favorite piece! Usually whatever we are creating at a given time becomes our new favorite.

Cecil:Do you have any advice for other artists who are just getting started?

WO:Our advice to other artists is to make what they love. It seems like there is a market for everything and someone to appreciate what you are creating. It may take time to find your target audience, but they are out there!

Cecil:Tell us something interesting about yourselves that we may not already know.

WO:We love baking and have spent a good deal of time trying to create the perfect brownie!

Thanks so much Courtney and Christina for taking the time out of your busy schedule to let me post my very first interview! I love your work and I am sure my readers will as well. You can also read their blog as well.





Monday, August 3, 2009

Shopping for Fabric





I ran across these photos the other day that I wanted to share of my last shopping trip for fabrics. What a hoot! My best friend and I in Chicago shopping for what we love most...mmmm fabrics...one can never have enough, just like purses. When I picked her up from the airport,(we were laughing) we had the same Cecil and Co. purse. We bought so much that day that I had to squeeze myself into the back seat, ohhh that was a very uncomfortable ride home but exhaustion never felt so good! My next trip is coming up soon...I can't wait.
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