This is the second in the In Residence series, which features creative people telling us more about themselves and what they do.
I really enjoy learning more about creative people and their process.
Up today, Bev Feldman of Linkouture. If I remember correctly, I met Bev through the etsy team I captained for two years. She has a lovely spririt and a great sense of humor, and creates really wonderful chainmaille jewelry.
MM: What is the first thing you remember creating?
MM: Where did you grow up and do you think it has an impact on your current designs. If so, how?
MM: Was your creativity nurtured as a child?
MM: How do you nurture your own creativity now?
MM: What’s your favorite thing to listen to while you work?
Bev: I often have the television on in the background while I’m making jewelry, but when I’m writing I usually put on the radio or Pandora. For some reason I work really well with music that makes me want to dance. Periodically when I’m making jewelry I will listen to a podcast, either story slams from The Moth or the latest Freakonomics podcast. Although now I am also starting to enhance my Russian (my husband is originally from Russia), so I’ve been listening to the Pimsleur Russian CD’s.
MM: How did you come to be a jewelry designer/maker?
MM: What tool can’t you live without?
MM: What’s your favorite thing about creating?
MM: Is there something people would be surprised to learn about you?
MM: Messy or organized?
MM: Just for fun.......favorite movie genre?Bev: I’m such a sucker for romantic comedies. I consider myself a pretty cheesy person, and many romcoms are pretty cheesy. They tend to be so predictable, but sometimes you’re just in the mood for a happy ending!
MM: Favorite place?
MM: Can you share two pieces of advice with other creators? Yes two.
1. Connect with other creators. The advice and support I have received from others in the handmade community has been invaluable.
2. Do what you love! If at some level you’re not creating for yourself, it is going to make the process so much more tedious and take the joy out of creating.
You'll find Bev in these places.
A big thanks to Bev!
So, is there something in particular that Bev shared that speaks to you? Did you check out her shop? What's your favorite piece?
I'm over the moon with the combination of natural rocks/stones with the silver chainmaille. Gorgeous work.
If you want to find out more about me, hop on over to Linkouture today for the interview I did with Bev! Thanks again Bev.
Since Bev is a sucker for romantic comedies, a clip from one of my handsdown favorites. I don't know why, perhaps because I love Goldie, but I could watch Overboard again and again and again. OK, I have watched Overboard again and again and again. I laugh just as hard everytime. Even Gar loves it. If you don't know the premise, Goldie plays a very rich, insufferable, horribly mannered woman who falls overboard from her yacht and ends up with amnesia. Kurt Russel plays the carpenter she jipped, and he's the only one who shows up to claim her. He brings her home in hopes that he'll at least get his money back by having her act as the 'Mom' and clean the house. It's a classic Gary Marshall flick complete with Roddy McDowell as Goldie's butler. There are just little comments throughout this film that bust my gut. Click here if you're reading by email or if you're reading on the Muse (the embedding was disabled).
And to get things going on this Friday, here's a song that just makes me feel good. For some odd reason it reminds me of the 80s. I really have no idea why. Go figure. [click here if you're reading by email].
What's hot for the weekend? It's bascially rainy and miserable and supposed to stay that way through tomorrow. Who knows, maybe we'll throw a tarp up by the campfire before the Bruins game tonight. You just never know with us. Hoping we can pull out the last win we need to cinch the series tonight. No real plans other than watching the Bs. A bonus video because the Bruins Bear makes me laugh. He does an excellent robot.
Have a great Friday and thanks for being here.
Ciao for now,