Lauren of LaRu is a Seattle-based artist who started a craft group which led to making accessories from her fantastic drawings. All of her pieces are one of a kind illustrations on clay sealed with resin. Lauren is providing this super cool skull necklace as a giveaway. Leave a comment by Midnight Thursday to be entered to win!
UCU: Pick a song that gets you in creative mood or you think would make a great addition to a "UCU Winter 2010 Soundtrack".
LaRu: Lately I have been addicted to the Mike Snow album.
UCU: What’s one thing you wish you had known at your first craft show?
LR: Make a cheat sheet for figuring out taxes! The first few times I would bring a calculator. I taped my cheat sheet to the clipboard I use to fill out credit card slips. It's way faster and convenient!
UCU: If you have pets, introduce them and tell us a bit about them!
LR: I live with my two bunnies (Zim and Madison), a turtle named Tobias (after Tobias Funke), and my boyfriend's crazy cat Xuxa (pronounced Zoo-sha). All the animals like to interfere with crafting :). The bunnies will pick up whatever I am working on and toss it around. Xuxa likes to lay across anything I am working on. She also has a craving for shinny paper...anytime I leave it out she chews it up. I've lost a lot of drawings to that cat! :)
UCU: What item are you most excited to be offering at UCU Winter 2010?
LR: I've come up with a bunch of new designs: foxes, squirrels, crows, and new skeletons. I am excited to see how people respond to them.
UCU: What gift are you most excited to give this year?
LR: I'm not excited about one gift in particular, but I am excited that I will only be giving handmade gifts this year. No factory made things or department stores for me!
UCU: What are you nibbling on as the snow falls this winter?
LR: Reeses and chocolate chip cookies. I can't stop eating them!!