Hi, I'm Heather. My grandparents, parents, and sisters are all artists. I went to art school, and became a graphic designer. For 8 years in a row, I found a way to do my design work at home from spring to fall, while spending the winters in Mexico. This gave me the chance, before I turned 40, to figure out that being a graphic designer wasn't all there was in store for me!
Eventually I was gifted a vintage sewing machine. I was smitten with textiles, and sewing soon became a new creative outlet. Retro and ethnic motifs were my inspiration for designing two collections of bags and accessories.
I love learning new techniques, and collaborating on projects. I'm a member of Marin Handmade, a local artisan collective in Marin County, and continue to work as a graphic designer, and also work part-time in a boutique specializing in local crafts.
About this blog:
Why I call my blog Crafting Bold and Fearless: My grandfather worked in advertising as illustrator, then as advertising teacher. After his teaching career, he illustrated several cookbooks including Sunset; Cooking Bold and Fearless. I know plenty of people, including myself who would relate to that title when they're going full tilt boogie on a creative project. So I thought Crafting Bold and Fearless is fitting!
I must confess, I've started other blogs before. Honestly, blogging just hasn't been on the top of my priority list, but I do think a blog is a great way to share the studio projects and activities that aren't necessarily worthy of an entire page on the main site. So here we go...