With less than a month to go until the second annual summer Urban Craft Uprising we're getting really excited around these parts. We've even added a couple new faces to help make this show the best one yet. UCU has brought on not one, but TWO interns for this July's show. Without further ado, let us introduce you to: Amanda. Amanda may not have been born in Washington, but she is about as native as they come. Originally from Wisconsin she moved to Washington at the age of 7 and the beautiful scenery and diverse cultural atmosphere spurred her to make Washington her permanent home. She studied Painting and Drawing at the University of Washington and now maintains her personal blog amandafiebing.com while growing her art skills in paper collage and felt techniques. Let's get to know her a little better, shall we?
UCU - What are your goals for helping to make this show a success?
A - I would like to be a positive driving force for the UCU team. I would like to allow myself to be a sort of jack-of-all trades for our team. I am super psyched to be a part of the social networking aspect and plastering the town with info about the show. When we get closer to the show I would like to be on top of my tasks and in the ready position to help out where I'm needed.
UCU - What are your favorite aspects to big craft shows?
A - Actually, I'm somewhat of a novice when it comes to big craft shows. That's a good reason for me being here. I love crafting and the DIY movement/community and makes me really happy to see DIY-ers succeed. So, I think what I will like the most about this UCU Summer Show would be being there to meet a lot of crafters and be a helpful resource to them.
UCU - We heard you're an avid cyclist. Where is your favorite place to bike and what makes it so special?
A - I love biking! There are so many awesome places in the city to go but I would have to say my favorite place is riding my bike on the San Juan Ferry to Lopez island, riding around the island and camping at Spencer Spit State Park (http://sanjuanislands.kulshan.com/Washington/San+Juan/Outdoors/Spencer+Spit+State+Park.htm). Because if there is one thing I love more than biking its being in the San Juans.
UCU - Any hidden talents you'd like to share?
A - Cooking, but that's not really hidden, you should see my facebook photos. But I think if there was one thing most people who know me don't know that I am really good at remembering numbers. Last week, my grocery bill was $71.43. Pretty good, eh?
UCU - If you could have any superpower what would it be and why?
A - Flying. Its always been flying for me. Its selfish because usually when I'm sitting in traffic I want to be able to fly over all the cars to get where I'm going. Maybe that's why I like biking so much, I don't have to drive as much anymore.
Thanks to Amanda and Alexa for taking the time to answer our questions and getting us rolling on the interview train. We'll be starting our vendor interview blitzkrieg next week (including some delightful giveaways). Stay tuned!