Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Today's featured Artist is Cassie Ogle

Who are you?
Cassie Ogle

Where are you located?
Southwestern Virginia, the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

What do you create?
Hand bound books and knit items

Are you able to support yourself with your creations?
At the moment, no. I do hope to be able to in the future.

Where do you sell your creations?
In my Etsy Shop: http://thecraftykitten.etsy.com/ I also have my work at the Appalachian Arts Center in Richlands, Virginia.

Where do you create?
I have a small studio at my home that functions nicely during the warm months. During the colder months, I work in my den because my studio gets very cold.

What inspires you?
Color. Color and color combinations amaze me. My current favorite color combination is chocolate brown and light teal or light blue. I love the colors that I find in the world around me. I should not be allowed to drive a sunset because I am staring at the beautiful colors of the sky instead of watching the road.

What are your goals?
My goal is to be able to support myself either strictly with my work or to be able to at least work only part-time.

What do you friends and family think of your creations?
My friends and family love what I create and give me the best honest opinions anyone could ask for. Every time I tell them about something new, I am trying or learning they usually say something like "Is there anything crafty that you haven't done?” I love to try new things! I am currently taking a quilting class with my mom.

What do you do when you are not creating?
Non-creating time for me is not often. Sometimes I veg out in front of the TV watching CSI reruns. My husband and I like to go for long drives down old country roads during the summer. I am an assistant Girl Scout leader and spend a couple nights a month with "The Girls". Other than that, I am pretty much either at work or creating something.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us? I have a blog where I post about my crafting adventures at http://paperkitty.wordpress.com/ Feel free to stop in and say hello!
Thank you for allowing me to feature you, Cassie.


industrialpoppy said...

I think your blog is very enjoyable to read: it is great to get to know the featured Etsy sellers in greater depth.

CopperSpringsLeather said...

Thank you =)