After a long break (five months!), Featured Artist posts are returning! They will be posted over at Fiberygoodness.com but I will be cross posting here and adding some additional, Spin Artiste-specific content so you will still get something extra here…:-)
This time, I’ve interviewed Kyle Bowser of Palomino Farm who has a small farm, a growing fibery business and…is still working full-time. A lot of us can relate!
It really is good to get back to doing these posts. I plan on doing about a dozen of them this year. I’ve had plenty of time to make up my wish list of folks and I’m excited to add to the roster that appears on the Feature page here. I’m not sure what the exact count is now, but there are links there to over 100 artist interviews.
I want to talk a little bit more about returning to doing these posts and why I like doing them so much. It’s simple, these posts contribute to the narrative of our history as modern handspinners. Some of the folks who have been profiled are no longer with us. Some of the artists are no longer actively sharing their gifts with the world for other reasons. And, in some cases, the interviews captured a moment in time with a new-ish artist whose gone on to do amazing things. In all cases, we get a little glimpse into the way people are practicing fiber arts today. This collection is certainly not the end and be all, but over time and little by little, it is building up to be something very unique. And, thank you for being with me along the way.
All my fibery best, Arlene